James V. Maher

Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, Senior Science Advisor, Provost Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. James V. Maher, Provost Emeritus, Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, and Senior Science Advisor, served as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from July 1, 1994, to August 15, 2010; he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh for forty years. During his tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Maher has served as director of the University’s Scaife Nuclear Physics Laboratory, as a longstanding resident fellow in the University’s Center for the Philosophy of Science, and as a visiting scientist at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut in Groningen, the College de France in Paris, and the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. He has presented numerous invited talks at topical conferences and physical society meetings. He was a member of the Association of American University’s (AAU) Intellectual Property Task Force that authored the formative 1999 report “Intellectual Property and New Media Technologies: A Framework for Policy Development at AAU Institutions.” He was invited by the AAU and Association of Research Libraries to participate in writing the influential Tempe Principles on Scholarly Communications, a set of principles designed to guide the transformation of the scholarly publishing system. For more information, visit the Provost's Office biography page on Dr. James Maher.