Dr. Mark J. Rudin joined Boise State University as Vice President for Research and Economic Development in January 2007, during a pivotal time in the university’s development as an emerging Metropolitan Research University of Distinction. His background as a university administrator, as a professor with an externally funded research program, and as a technical specialist working for public agencies has helped shape his perspective on the importance of research and creative activity to the excellence of a university.
As head of the Division of Research and Economic Development, Dr. Rudin oversees the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Research Compliance, and other administrative and technical offices. He is part of Boise State’s senior leadership team, and is a member of the Administrative Council. Among his priorities are to lead strategic efforts to diversify Boise State’s research portfolio, to better define areas of research strength, and to build partnerships in the public and private sectors.
Dr. Rudin’s academic background is in the field of Health Physics. All of his degrees are from Purdue University, including a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, with a concentration in Health Physics (1989); a master of science in Health Physics (1985); and a bachelor of science in Health Science (1983).
Before coming to Boise State, Dr. Rudin served in the administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, most recently as the Interim Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. He also held positions as UNLV’s Senior Associate Vice President for Research Services, Associate Vice President for Research Services, and as department chair in the Department of Health Physics. Dr. Rudin’s early career included positions with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, and Idaho State University.
Dr. Rudin’s management philosophy is one of collaboration, accessibility and responsiveness. He welcomes inquiries from the university community, organizations and businesses in the private and public sectors, and from the public. Dr. Rudin can be reached by contacting the Division of Research and Economic Development.
Mark Rudin and his wife Libby live in Boise. They are the parents of three young children.