» Dr. Sherine Obare

Dr. Sherine ObareDean, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, University of North Carolina Greensboro and University of North Carolina A&T

Since 2019 Dr. Obare has served as the Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a unique effort that bridges faculty, students, and facilities at UNC Greensboro and NC A&T. Prior to that role, Dr. Obare served as the associate vice president for research and professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. She previously served as associate chair of chemistry and graduate advisor at Western Michigan. Additionally, she serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research. Her research focuses on designing nanoscale materials for drug delivery, environmental remediation, improved healthcare, alternative energy, and in developing strategies to improve STEM education.

Throughout her career, Dr. Obare has received many awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Mary McLeod Bethune Award for Science and Technology, and the American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellowship of the National Science Foundation. She has also been named one of the top 25 women professors in the state of Michigan by Online Schools Michigan. She earned her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in biology from West Virginia State University and her Ph.D. in inorganic/analytical chemistry from University of South Carolina. Her postdoctoral education in chemistry and environmental engineering was completed at The Johns Hopkins University.