PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s provost search committee has selected the first higher education administrator to visit the university and talk with faculty members, university leaders and others about the WSU position.

Alan G. Goodridge, executive dean of Ohio State University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, will visit the Pullman campus Sept. 13-14. The time for an open session will be announced later.

Goodridge’s research interests include the molecular basis for nutritional and hormonal regulation of gene expression, metabolic regulation and hormone action. He has received several major grants from the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In addition to classroom teaching, he served as director of the correlated curriculum in cellular and molecular biology, core courses for all first-year graduate students in biological and biomedical sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Goodridge earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University and master’s and doctoral degrees in zoology from the University of Michigan. He joined Ohio State in 1996 as dean of the College of Biological Sciences. From 1987-96, Goodridge served as professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. He also has been on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University; University of Toronto, Canada; and University of Kansas Medical Center.

The committee is expected to bring one other provost candidate to campus later in September.

Ron Hopkins is serving as WSU interim provost.

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