Joseph R. Gladden Ph.D. is the University of Mississippi’s interim vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs, and is group leader for the Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy lab and an associate professor of physics.
He previously served as associate vice chancellor for research and director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics. As associate vice chancellor, he worked with academic units and faculty to identify research trends and funding sources; federal agencies and congressional entities to match UM research capabilities to national needs; and with the private sector on both a local and national level.
He serves in several elected national leadership positions. He is a member of the National Spectrum Consortium Executive Committee, chair of the Physical Acoustics Technical Committee of the Acoustical Society of America, member-at-large for the Group on Instrumentation and Measurement Science in the American Physical Society, and director of the international Physical Acoustics Summer School.
Gladden holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from the University of the South and the University of Montana, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in physics and was a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at Pennsylvania State University.
He and his wife, Nicole, have three children: Chase, Camille and Josephine.