Q&A with Provost Fadi P. Deek

Provost Fadi P. DeekAppointed NJIT provost and senior executive vice president in June 2013, Fadi P. Deek brings a long association with NJIT and very diverse experiences to the job. Deek first came to Newark and NJIT from Lebanon in 1983 to continue his computer science studies. After completing a bachelor’s in 1985, he went on to earn a master’s in 1986 and a PhD in 1997 at NJIT.

Deek subsequently became a professor, serving in a number of administrative roles that included director of undergraduate computer science programs, founding chair of the information technology program, and associate dean of the College of Computing Sciences. He has also served as dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts and interim provost. He has faculty appointments in two departments: Information Systems and Mathematical Sciences.

Recipient of a 2009 Alumni Achievement Award, Deek was profiled in the fall 2009 issue of NJIT Magazine. The profile describes his NJIT experiences, including meeting Maura McShane, the fellow student in computer science who would become his wife.

Read the thoughts that Provost Deek recently took the time to share with NJIT Magazine. (pdf)