The Graduate School is pleased to announce Dr. M. Brian Blake as Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Prior to joining UM on July 1, 2012, Dr. Blake was the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Before his time at Notre Dame, Dr. Blake was department chair and director of graduate studies during the inaugural years of the University’s first graduate programs in computer science.
With over 13 years of experience, Dr. Blake's new role as Dean gives him stewardship and advocacy of University-wide graduate programs. As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Blake will promote and enhance policy matters regarding research programs on the Gables campus and oversight for University-wide faculty advancement and diversity efforts. In addition, Dean Blake has tenured faculty appointments in both the Department of Computer Science and in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering.
Dr. Blake’s research investigates software engineering approaches for the integration of web-based systems. He has authored or co-authored over 140 articles and technical papers.
Dr. Blake holds the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University, and Ph.D. in Information and Software Engineering from George Mason University.