Professor Paul Frymier from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will serve as interim associate dean for faculty affairs for the Tickle College of Engineering, effective July 9, 2018.
He has more than two decades of experience in the college, having won several department-, college-, and university-level awards for teaching and research and will bring his experience as a steadying hand during our time of transition.
“Paul has an excellent reputation within the college for his fairness and objectivity—critical qualities for an administrator who oversees all faculty matters within the college,” said Interim Dean Lynne Parker. “I am delighted that he has agreed to join the administrative leadership team of the college, and appreciate his willingness to lend his expertise during this important time of transition.”
Frymier most recently served as chair of the college’s Promotion and Tenure Committee for the 2017–2018 year. He also currently serves on both the college’s Graduate and Undergraduate Advisory Committees for Diversity, is a charter member of the Office of the Provost’s STRIDE@UT Committee, and recently served as a member of UT’s Undergraduate Council and Academic Policy Subcommittee.
Frymier has led or been a part of 28 externally funded research projects, presented at more than 50 conferences, given 17 invited presentations, and published more than three dozen refereed journal publications. He completed his bachelors and masters in aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University, and received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society for Engineering Education.