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Bernstein, Melvin



  • Existence: 1934



Mel Bernstein served as the Vice President for Arts, Sciences, engineering and technology until 2001

Mel Bernstein, who holds a doctorate in Metallurgy and Material Science, Columbia University, has a long and rich background in higher education leadership. In 2006, he was appointed Vice President for Research at the University of Maryland. Bernstein served at the Department of Homeland Security and in 2003, Bernstein created Homeland Security's Office of University Programs, where he served as its directoron until 2006. At Tufts University, from 1991 to 2001, he served as vice president for arts, sciences and engineering and dean of the faculty of arts, sciences and engineering; and professor of mechanical engineering and physics. He has also been provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Brandeis University and provost and academic vice president and then chancellor and senior vice president at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He provided leadership from 1972 to 1987 in the full range of academic positions - from assistant professor to department chair and associate dean of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Bernstein has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific and technical papers; co-edited four books, including a widely used handbook on stainless steels; and published numerous articles and interviews on K-16 education issues. He is a much sought-after speaker, and has been cited with numerous awards and other honors across the field, most recently recognized as the Andrew Carnegie Lecturer, ASM International Golden Triangle Chapter, 2006.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the Vice President for Arts, Sciences, and Technology Records

Call Number: UA061
Scope and Contents

This collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence, memos, reports, audio tapes and documents pertaining to committee work and retreats, statistics on budget, faculty and students, appointment books, two CDs of the HEI website, and a paperweight.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1992 -- 1998; 1987 -- 2003

Oversight Panel for the Task Force on Race Records, 1996 -- 2004

Call Number: UA123.000002
Scope and Contents This series contains materials documenting people and events related to the Oversight Panel for the Task Force on Race at Tufts University from 1996-2005. The records appear to have been created and compiled by Anne Gardulski, professor of geology at Tufts University and co-chair of the Oversight Panel for the Task Force on Race. The collection includes reports, articles, administrative files, newspaper clippings, publications, meeting notes, emails, memos, and questionnaires. Other...
Dates: 1996 -- 2004