Marc B. Parlange

Marc B. Parlange became the University of Rhode Island’s 12th president in August 2021. Over the course of his professional higher education career spanning more than 30 years, he has held academic leadership, research, and faculty positions at Monash University, Australia’s largest university; the University of British Columbia; the prestigious Swiss public research institute École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; and stateside, at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Davis. A recognized expert and researcher in environmental fluid mechanics, Parlange has published more than 200 peer reviewed journal articles. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Geophysical Union. He received a number of prestigious academic awards including an early career James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union and the John Dalton Medal of the European Geosciences Union. He was awarded the 2020 American Meteorological Society’s Hydrologic Sciences Medal. Parlange received his Master of Science and his doctorate from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Griffith University in Australia. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Parlange and his wife, Mary, have two adult children.