Steven J. Berberich, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Steven J. Berberich joined University of Houston-Clear Lake in July 2018, succeeding Glen A. Houston who served in an interim role for the position since 2016. As the provost of UHCL and senior vice president for academic affairs, he presides over key functions at the university, including providing leadership for the deans of all four colleges. He also supervises University Computing and Telecommunications, the Alfred R. Neumann Library, the Environmental Institute of Houston, Online Programs, and UHCL Pearland Campus Operations.
Berberich previously served in various administrative and academic roles, including his time as the associate provost for faculty and staff affairs, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, both at Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio. One of his greatest achievements there involved reorganizing the Center for Teaching and Learning, which dramatically improved faculty engagement. He also led a university-side 360 reviews for Office of the Vice President for Research and University Center for International Education.
While working as a faculty member at WSU, Berberich established the Center for Genomics Research. He also served as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and developed an educational track for promotion and tenure of tenure-eligible faculty engaged in educational-based research. Another one of his many accomplishments at WSU involved his establishment of faculty credential procedures for every individual engaged in teaching.
In his current role as associate vice president for Information Resources, he represents Academic Affairs on all construction projects, including the Health Sciences Building at UHCL Pearland Campus, expected to open in spring 2019.
Berberich holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, both from Wright State University.