Dr. Ali Khan serves as Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at ECSU

Kesha Williams
March 07, 2008

Dr. Ali A. Khan has been named Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Elizabeth City State University. He formerly served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Khan has 27 years of extensive experience in teaching, research, and administration at ECSU and has played an active role in the educational leadership of northeastern North Carolina. During his career at ECSU, Dr. Khan has held various positions as a teacher and mentor in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology and as an administrator: Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean for the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Director of Summer School Director of Weekend/Evening, Continuing Education, Graduate Studies, and Pharmacy Programs. Dr. Khan has served as the Director/Coordinator for many externally funded programs such as: Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA), NIH; Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), NSF; Critical Thinking Through Technology (CTTT), MSEIP, DOE; Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP), DHHS; Capacity Building and Global Seminar, USDA; and GEAR-UP North Carolina (UNC-GA). Through these federally/state funded projects, he was been instrumental in securing more than 2 million dollars for the institution. Other leadership roles and memberships for Dr. Ali Khan include: (Former) Chair of the ECSU faculty senate; Chair of the UNC Faculty Assembly Planning and Programming Committee; Member of the Title II Teacher Quality Panel for NC Department of Public Instruction; Member of the Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty; UNC-GA; Member of the UNC-GA Task force on Serious Illness and Disability Policies for Faculty; Member of the UNC-GA Summer Programs Committee. Dr. Khan currently serves as the ECSU campus liaison for the UNC Tomorrow Initiative. He also serves as Project Director/Coordinator for the following externally funded programs: Virginia-Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (VA-NC LSAMP), NSF; Critical Thinking Through Technology (CTTT), MSEIP, DOE; and Global Seminar and Collaborative Efforts for Students Writing Case Studies and Videoconferencing, USDA. In recognition of his outstanding service and performance, Dr. Khan received the 2005 Tom Joyner Award for Hardest Working Faculty. Dr. Khan holds a B.S. degree in pharmacy and a M.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Dhaka and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Grenoble, France.