Dr. Paul A. Kirchman
Dr. Kirchman is the Campus Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Prior to his appointment at the campus, he was a founding member of Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and for 10 years served as the Chair of Science and Mathematics.
In his 17 years of experience, he helped build the Wilkes Honors College to more than 400 students, initiated a combined BA/MD program with Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine, and launched several internship programs at hospitals and research centers along the East Coast, including the Scripps Florida Research Institute and Max Planck Florida Institute.
His research interests include aging, mitochondrial metabolism, and cross-kingdom symbiosis.
Dr. Kirchman received his PhD in Molecular Biology from Emory University and his BS in Biology from Eckerd College.