PHOENIX, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Mobley, a prominent academic and scientific leader, has joined the staff of Grand Canyon University.
Dr. Mobley was appointed Executive Director of GCU's new Center for Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology. The Center will drive the expansion of the university's computer science, applied math and science curriculum, and lay the foundation for a new college. He brings more than 30 years of health care, industrial and academic experience to his new post.
Most recently, Dr. Mobley served as associate director and industrial liaison of The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, where he played a pivotal role in the formation of the research institute. Before that, he was industrial liaison in ASU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research, promoting technology transfer, and mining and marketing new technology opportunities.
He is the co-founder of eHealth Nexus, a health information services company; former chair of the Arizona BioIndustry Association; and a member of the AZ Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee.
Dr. Mobley also brings significant industrial experience to GCU from more than two decades of work at the Procter & Gamble Company, where he served as Director of Research and Development, managing large divisions in the company's Health Care and Skin Beauty Care sectors. During his tenure, he led the globalization of the company's oral care product innovations and helped bring products such as Crest Tartar Control, Maximum Strength Pepto-Bismol and Olay Total Effects to market.
"Preparing students for a career in science, technology, engineering and math has never been more important," Dr. Mobley said. "I'm thrilled to be on the ground floor in developing a program that will raise the skills of our future leaders in these critical areas of study."
"Our new center will advance students' technical skills in math and science, while preparing them with the additional skills needed for successful careers. Students will learn to think critically and solve problems through training initiatives and internships in tandem with our many industry partners," he said.
Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona's premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional in seven colleges: the Ken Blanchard College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Theology, the College of Fine Arts and Production, and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The University's curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit www.gcu.edu.
SOURCE Grand Canyon University