UD Names Longtime Chemistry Professor & Constantin Dean C.W. Eaker Provost
UD has named Charles C.W. Eaker provost and chief academic officer of the university.
A nationally respected scholar and chemist, Eaker brings 10 years experience as dean
of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts at the university and nearly 40 years experience
at the University of Dallas to his new role. Eaker served as acting provost during
Dr. Eaker is a nationally respected chemist and a peerless administrator. We are fortunate
to have the benefit of his leadership and guidance and as we move forward, said President
Thomas W. Keefe.
Under Eakers tenure as dean of the university's undergraduate college, the university
added cooperative degree programs with Texas Womans University in nursing and with
the University of Texas at Arlington in engineering, in addition to reviving the computer
science major and pioneering a Human Sciences in the Contemporary World Program.
In addition to teaching and research, Eaker, a theoretical chemist specializing in
reaction dynamics, has served as an educational consultant to Texas Instruments. He
has written activities and developed workshops to educate teachers about innovative
ways to present scientific concepts and to apply new methods of scientific data collection
Eaker earned a bachelors degree in chemistry from Michigan State University and a
doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. He joined the University
of Dallas faculty in 1976.