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Gregory Ball

Vice President for Research

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In January 2022, Dr. Gregory F. Ball was named the Vice President for Research for University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In this role, Dr. Ball will oversee the joint research enterprise at the two campuses, which earn a combined $1.3 billion in research.

Previously, Dr. Ball served as Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland from 2014 to 2022. In this role, he oversaw one of the largest and most academically challenging colleges at the University, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 800 masters and doctoral students. BSOS also is home to four of the University’s most popular majors: criminology and criminal justice, psychology, government and politics, and economics.

Dr. Ball also maintains a research lab in the Department of Psychology. As a highly accomplished scientist, he has amassed more than 200 research publications. Dr. Ball focuses his research on the interrelation of hormones, the brain, and reproductive behavior, studying both how hormones act in the brain to modulate the learning and activation of behavior and how behavioral stimuli are processed by the brain to influence endocrine activity and the activation of social behaviors. His research continues to be supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Ph.D. Psychobiology, Rutgers University
B.A., Columbia University

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