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Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Martin Tuck, Ph.D., began his tenure at dean of Ohio University-Chillicothe in May 2011. He emphasizes a student-focused approach to his position as dean of the Chillicothe Campus.
Tuck has a strong background in higher education, having served as a faculty member and academic administrator with Ohio University for 25 years. 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.
He is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on the Athens campus and was graduate chair of the molecular and cell biology program for eight years. He also represented the College of Arts and Sciences in Faculty Senate. For three of the years he spent as a senator, Tuck served as secretary on the Executive Committee of Faculty Senate.
A native of Madison, Tenn. Tuck earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. 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.