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The Wistar Institute Welcomes New Board Member Mark L. Greenberg

The Wistar Institute is pleased to welcome Mark L. Greenberg, Ph.D., to its board of trustees. Greenberg is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of Drexel University. Greenberg will serve Wistar’s board of trustees as the representative of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, a traditional relationship between the two institutions since The Wistar Institute was founded in 1892.

Greenberg has been part of the Drexel community for 33 years. During his tenure at Drexel, Greenberg has served as professor of English, dean of Undergraduate Education, and founding dean of the Pennoni Honors College. He also served as interim dean of the School of Education, supervisor of the Drexel-School District of Philadelphia Partnership, and as director of graduate studies in the English Department.

He administered honors programs and the Pennoni Honors College for 13 years. Greenberg has led the development and implementation of innovative interdisciplinary academic programs, including building the Honors community, and introducing the Drexel Cultural Passport, Visiting Scholars, the Great Works Symposia, and the University Writing Program. He established the Center for Civic Engagement and the Study Abroad program, and provided academic oversight for the Co-op 101 Curriculum.

Greenberg served as vice president of the board of trustees at Germantown Academy, where he chaired the Trustees’ Education Committee. He is a member of the Ambassadors Board of the Science Leadership Academy (a Philadelphia magnet high school) and has served on the board of directors of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust.

Prior to his tenure at Drexel University, Greenberg taught at the University of Michigan and Saginaw Valley University. He was also a visiting professor at Swarthmore College and a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton University.

Editor’s note: Print-quality photos of Dr. Mark L. Greenberg are available upon request; contact Darien Sutton at


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