Jeffrey C. Kantor, vice president for graduate studies and research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected an at-large director of the Indiana Health Industry Forum.p. A nonprofit, private sector initiative, the forum is devoted to enhancing the economic growth and development of the health industry in Indiana. It is a private-public alliance of manufacturers, health care providers, educational institutions, and service providers whose mission is to make Indiana a premier location for the creation and growth of health industry enterprises.
Kantor, who was elected vice president for graduate studies and research in 2001, is responsible for both the development and state of all postbaccalaureate work in the University and for the development and administration of all research conducted by its faculty.
Prior to assuming his current position, Kantor served for five years as vice president and associate provost of the University. In that role, he established the University’s Web administration office, created and filled the position of chief information officer, and was instrumental in academic budget and space planning. He also chaired the Provost’s Task Force on Strategic Directions in Science and Engineering.
A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1981, he is a professor of chemical engineering and specializes in chemical process dynamics and control theory. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and several industrial sponsors. He has been the recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award.