Clifton Paul Griffin, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
P. Griffin joined Salisbury University in 2010 as the inaugural holder of the position of Dean of Graduate
Studies and Research. Dean Griffin provides
administrative oversight of SU’s Master's degrees and two
doctoral programs. He also develops research policy, acts as leading
advocate for faculty and student research and scholarly activity,
cultivates relationships with external funding sources and explores
funding resources for graduate students.
Prior to joining Salisbury University, Dean Griffin served as
Director of Research and Graduate Studies for Texas A&M University
at Qatar, where he developed and led all aspects of office operations
for the university’s research services and graduate administration.
Additionally, he managed all aspects of research administration,
including proposal development, contract negotiation, post-award
and project administration and sponsor reporting over $50M in research
During his time at Salisbury University, the following
initiatives have been developed: SU
Research Day and
Re:Search magazine, full implementation of D.N.P.
and Ed.D. programs, enhanced and improved research compliance
oversight, Faculty Mini Grant program, Research and Presentation
Grants for graduate students, development of Graduate Student
Council, and overall increase in effective research and graduate
Dean Griffin earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, and
his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Delta State University in Mississippi.
He is the recipient of the International Excellence Award, Group
Leader (2005), the International Excellence Award (2004) and the
Tradition of Excellence Award, Division of Academic Affairs, Texas
A&M University (2002).
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