Morgan State VP for research tapped for National Science Board
President Barack Obama has appointed Morgan State University’s vice president for research and economic development to the 25-member National Science Board. Victor McCrary joins the board that establishes policies of the National Science Foundation and advises the president and Congress on matters of science and engineering. “I am humbled by this honor, and I look forward to serving our nation,” McCrary said in a statement. Members of the board serve six-year terms and may be reappointed for a second term. McCrary oversees faculty research at Morgan and manages grants and contracts. He previously managed research and development projects on national defense at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. McCrary also worked as a division chief at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has published more than 60 articles and is a fellow of the American Chemical Society. His appointment was announced by the White House in October.