Mark Redfern, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 1999
For development of advanced engineering analysis of kinematics of postural control, especially in the elderly.

Mark Redfern Named Pitt’s New Vice Provost for Research

Via University of Pittsburgh | August 14, 2012

Mark Redfern, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor and associate dean for research in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, will become the University’s new vice provost for research, effective Sept. 1, 2012, Pitt Provost Patricia E. Beeson has announced.

Redfern, who holds Pitt secondary appointments in otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, and rehabilitation science, will succeed George E. Klinzing, who has served Pitt for nearly 50 years, the last 17 of them as vice provost for research; Klinzing, also Whiteford Energy Professor and professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, last April announced his decision to return full-time to the University faculty this fall.

As associate dean for research in the Swanson School, Redfern, said Beeson, “has helped to support and build the school’s research effort during a period of rapid expansion in the funded research conducted by the faculty.” He has also worked closely and successfully with the Office of Research, the Office of Technology Management, and the Office of the Provost on a number of research-related issues and has established positive relationships with leaders across campus that will serve as a strong foundation in his new position.