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Knapp named College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Research 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

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Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has named Dr. Camelia Knapp as the new associate dean for research.  

Dr. Camelia Knapp
Dr. Camelia Knapp

Knapp, who has served as head of the Boone Pickens School of Geology since 2018, succeeded Dr. Kristen Baum in the role of ADR. Baum will begin a new position as director of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas at the end of October.   

“Research is central to our mission as a land-grant institution,” said Dr. Keith Garbutt, CAS interim dean. “In appointing Dr. Knapp, we have a leader with the administrative and academic experience to successfully lead the research and scholarly endeavors of our college's many diverse disciplines.”  

Prior to her roles at OSU, Knapp received a Ph.D. in geophysics from Cornell University and a B.S. in geophysical engineering from the University of Bucharest in Romania. She also spent 18 years at the University of South Carolina where she was a professor and the director of the Earth Sciences and Resources Institute.  

“Research and creative activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU are at the heart of the plan to align with the OSU strategic initiatives,” Knapp said. “I am humbled and excited about my new role to advance the research mission of the college, raise its academic reputation and synergize transdisciplinary research with other OSU colleges, universities and non-academic stakeholders.   

“We are fulfilling the land-grant mission while promoting a sustainable and resilient environment for all Oklahomans.”  

Knapp will begin her new role following approval of the personnel action by the OSU/A&M Board of Regents on Oct. 20.   

Learn more about CAS research here.   

Story By: Erin Weaver, CAS Communications Coordinator |

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