Clare MuhoroDr. Clare Muhoro is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry at Towson University. She holds a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Yale University.

As Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Muhoro provides leadership for curriculum and program development. In this capacity, she provides oversight for the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Competitive Fellowships and Awards as well as supports TU’s maintenance of Middle States accreditation. Dr. Muhoro is responsible for overseeing TU’s 4 additional campus locations and also leads on the implementation of the university strategic plan and in maintaining TU’s institutional effectiveness.

In her research in organic chemistry, Dr. Muhoro and her research students study the role of transition metals in organic transformations in two general areas: (1) synthesis of organic molecules via homogeneous metal-based catalytic hydroborations; and (2) degradation of organic pesticides in tropical aqueous environments.

As a senior science policy advisor and AAAS science at technology policy fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Muhoro worked to promote and develop international research collaborations through several programs and initiatives such as the Big Data and Transboundary Water Collaboration in Southern Africa.  These efforts are directed at applying the power of science and technology to addressing critical development challenges in lower- and middle-income countries around the world.

Dr. Muhoro is also involved in efforts to support women in science around the world through her engagement with two organizations. COACh for scientists.  COACh is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies. The Mentoring Network of African Women (MTAWA) in Academia establishes and builds networks for African women in academia in support of their academic and professional growth and success.

Dr. Muhoro is the recipient of the 2018 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, the 2017 Towson University Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Professional and Public Service, and the 2015 Insight into Diversity Award for the 100 Inspiring Women in Stem. In 2013-2015, Dr. Muhoro was the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology policy fellowship in Diplomacy, Democracy and Security.