President Marc P. Christensen, Ph.D. P.E.
The Clarkson University Board of Trustees appointed Marc P. Christensen, Ph.D. P.E. to serve as the 17th President of Clarkson University, effective July 1, 2022.
President Christensen's passion for innovative teaching, collaborative multidisciplinary research, proven entrepreneurship, successful fundraising and community outreach are in excellent alignment with Clarkson's active community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.
A well-regarded leader in photonics research and technology development, he most recently served as the dean of the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.