Dr. Barry L. Burks has been named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Dr. Burks has been the associate director of the Charlotte Research Institute at the University of North Carolina Charlotte since 2007. His focus there has been on the growth of the university’s research and research infrastructure and strengthening relationships between the UNC Charlotte research enterprise and the business community in North Carolina as well as national and international businesses.
He has a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a M.S. in nuclear physics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Lynchburg College.