Academic Heads of Rensselaer

Name

Title

RPI Term

Amos Eaton (1776 – 1842) Senior Professor/Agent 1824-1842
George H. Cook (1818 – 1889) Senior Professor 1842-1846
Benjamin F. Greene (1817 – 1895) Senior Professor/Director 1847-1859
Charles Drowne (1824 – 1888) Director 1860-1875
William L. Adams (1842-?) Director 1876-1878
David M. Greene (1832 – 1905) Director 1878-1891
Palmer C. Ricketts (1856 – 1934) Director 1892-1934
Ray Palmer Baker (1883 – 1979) Asst. Director
Dean of Students
Vice President
1930-1949
1944-1949
1949-1954
Matthew A. Hunter (1878 – 1961) Dean of Faculty 1943-1949
Paul E. Hemke (1890 – 1974) Dean of Faculty/Provost/Vice President 1949-1958
Clayton Dohrenwend (1909 – 1986) Provost/Vice President 1959-1971
Robert G. Loewy (b. 1926) Vice President Academic Affairs/Provost 1974-1978
Harrison Shull (1923-2003) Vice President Academic Affairs/Provost 1979-1982
Daniel Berg (b. 1929) Vice President Academic Affairs/Provost 1983-1985
James D. Meindl (b. 1933) Vice President Academic Affairs/Provost 1986-1996
Gary Judd Dean of Faculty 1994-1997
Jack M. Wilson Dean of Faculty
Provost
1997-1998 (acting)
1998-2000 (acting)
G.P. “Bud” Peterson Provost 2000-2006
Robert Palazzo Provost 2006-2012
Prabhat Hajela
Provost 2012-