Dr. Richard Steiner has been named Vice President for Research at Cleveland State University.
In this role, he will seek to increase overall university research funding and collaborations with the Northeastern Ohio regions influential health/medical research and business communities, as a means of making the university a catalyst for regional research development and commercialization within the bio-medical sector.
Steiner comes to Cleveland State with an extensive record of successful senior leadership, most recently as the Vice Provost for University-Wide Academic Programs at the State University of New York System (SUNY) Administration Headquarters in Albany, NY. Under his leadership and guidance, the office integrated and administered, within a uniform management structure, a range of system-wide academic programs and initiatives for a system that comprised 64 campuses and 425,000 students. Prior to assuming the Vice Provost role, Dr. Steiner served as the Operations Manager for the SUNY System and as the Director of Research and Program Development for the Research Foundation of the State University of New York.
Steiner earned his Bachelorís degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College, and both his Masterís in Journalism with a Specialization in Public Information and his Doctorate in Mass Communications Research with a Specialization in Social Psychology from Syracuse University.
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