George R. Pack, Ph.D.

 Dr. Pack received his PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973. He spent his postdoctoral career at University of Rochester, New York University Medical Center, and Stanford University. In 1978, he began his career as Professor of Biophysics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Dr. Pack joined the University of Louisville Chemistry Department in August 1998 as Professor (tenured) and Chair. Dr. Pack’s dedication to research and establishing a robust graduate program is evidenced with a few statistics. Nineteen faculty were hired between 1999 and 2010; those hires now make up 57% of the Department’s current faculty membership. During the years 2004 to 2014, the department conferred 58 doctoral degrees. These represent students that would have entered the program during Dr. Pack’s tenure as Chair.

In 2007, he was appointed Associate Vice President of Research under the Executive Vice President of Research & Innovation. Dr. Pack fulfilled this dual role of AVP of Research and Department Chair until 2010, when he stepped down as Chair to continue as Associate Vice President of Research full-time until his passing in 2013.