Dr. Stephen Kilpatrick Named Interim Assistant to VP of Academic Affairs

Pitt-Johnstown

posted June 26, 2018


Dr. Stephen Kilpatrick, associate professor of biology, has been named as Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2018.

The announcement was made by Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar.

KilpatrickIn this role, Dr. Kilpatrick will assist the Vice President for Academic Affairs in the broad range of student success initiatives, including implementing the retention plan and improving the retention and graduation rates.  

Dr. Kilpatrick replaces Dr. Kristen Majocha, who has accepted the Dean of Liberal Arts position at California University of PA.

Pitt-Johnstown Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Janet Grady stated, said Dr. Kilpatrick represents the best of the “teacher-scholar” faculty model at Pitt-Johnstown.

“He is an exceptional teacher, well respected by both colleagues and students, as well a published author and recognized expert in biology and genetics. His various administrative experiences on campus have prepared him well for this position, and I very much look forward to working with him in Academic Affairs,” said Dr. Grady.

Dr. Kilpatrick joined Pitt-Johnstown in 1995 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Biology in 2001. He has taught courses in General Biology, Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Evolution, and Biostatistics for the Biology program, as well as a Genetics course for the Nursing program.

He has served as the Biology Department Coordinator since 2009. During his tenure at Pitt-Johnstown, he has served as President of the Faculty Senate, Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Chair of the University Status Committee, Chair of the Academic Integrity Review Board, Co-Coordinator of the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program, and faculty advisor to Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.

Dr. Kilpatrick earned a BS in Biology from Eastern University (1987) and a PhD in Biology from Brown University (1994).


The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.