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Richard Doolittle, Ph.D.

I have taught courses in the life sciences for over 25 years, and have led the School of Life Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. As Vice Dean of the RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, I oversee all of our undergraduate and graduate level programs and manage all curricular course offerings for majors and nonmajors alike. I am experienced in the process of recruiting the best candidates for our academic programs.

I have taught deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and over the years I have collaborated closely with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to ensure high quality learning experiences for these students. Knowledge of the discipline and experience in higher education and college administration qualify me to serve as PI to help pull together a range of discipline professionals, administrators, and support staff to create the most effective Consortium of partners to benefit the success of our students. 

Positions Held

  • 1982 – 1986 Associate Professor, Dept Anatomy, Univ of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1986 - 2001 Professor, Dept Biology, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2001 - 2009 Professor and Head, School of Life Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2009 - present Professor and Vice Dean, College of Health Sciences and Technology Rochester Institute of Technology