Vice Chancellor for Research, The City University of New York
Gillian Small was appointed vice chancellor for research of The City University of New York in 2008 after serving with distinction as dean for research since 2003.
As CUNY’s senior research officer, Small seeks to enhance all levels of involvement in research across the University and connect research and scholarly activities with emerging opportunities. She has overall responsibility for supporting the University’s intellectual property portfolio, developing relationships with external research organizations, industry, governmental and non-governmental funding sources and enhancing CUNY’s contribution to the economic development of New York City and State. Her major responsibilities include planning extensive new state-of-the-art science facilities as part of CUNY’s Decade of Science.
An internationally recognized scholar, Vice Chancellor Small received her Ph.D. in the biological sciences in 1983 from the University of Wolverhampton in England. She conducted postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University and taught at both the University of Florida and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she directed a research laboratory and an interdisciplinary graduate program.