Martin Tuck was introduced as the interim dean of Ohio University-Chillicothe during a campus-wide meeting in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons on May 25. His appointment officially begins May 31.
Tuck has a strong background as an educator and administrator. Since 2004, he has served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs for Ohio University. In this capacity, he worked extensively with students and faculty on all of the university’s campuses. He is noted for his fairness and his extensive knowledge of topics associated with higher education.
Tuck emphasized the value of teamwork and having an approach that is focused on the students’ educational experience.
“I appreciate and respect the mission of the regional campuses. I realize that this campus is directly tied to the community,” Tuck said. “I look forward to working together and making Ohio University-Chillicothe the best it can be.”
“First and foremost, I am very student- and faculty-centered. Our students are our most important constituency group, and faculty members are a close second,” Tuck said. “Also, I have a great deal of respect for the administrative and classified staff and the work they do.”
“My leadership style involves listening to all opinions and developing a consensus. I have an open-door policy and welcome the input of others,” Tuck said. “Further, I realize that some decisions cannot be made by committee, and I am willing to make those decisions and take responsibility for them.”
Tuck received a doctorate at the University of Tennessee in 1982. He later completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Fels Research Institute of the Temple University School of Medicine. He joined Ohio University in 1986 as an assistant professor of chemistry before being promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 1995.
His research has received funding from prestigious organizations such as the American Cancer Society and centers on the molecular basis of cancer formation. His professional memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society, as well as many other honorary societies.