Senior Administrators

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs

Dr. Scott Molitor head shotScott Molitor, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Molitor was named interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in September 2023 to lead the Division of Academic Affairs while UToledo conducts a national search for its next permanent chief academic officer.

A longtime faculty leader, Molitor joined the Office of the Provost staff in 2022 from the College of Engineering to serve as interim vice provost for academic affairs and acting dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Molitor first joined UToledo in 2000 as an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. In addition to his faculty appointment as professor of bioengineering, Molitor has held a number of administrative roles in the College of Engineering throughout his career, including senior associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean of undergraduate studies and undergraduate program director. He represented the college on Faculty Senate for nine years.

His academic research interests have been in the molecular mechanisms of cellular excitability, computational modeling of neuronal function, auditory neuroscience, and treatments for traumatic brain injury. More recently Molitor has been researching science and engineering education, including the preparation of high school and first-year college students to study engineering mathematics and training teachers to deliver science and engineering instruction. He has served as the principal investigator or co-PI on interdisciplinary research projects that have garnered more than $20 million in external funding.

Molitor earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the University of Michigan. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


Last Updated: 2/14/24