Pace University announced Thursday the promotion of Mohsen Shiri-Garakani as director of the Pforzheimer Honors College for the Pleasantville campus.
Shiri-Garakani has been serving as a faculty adviser in the Pforzheimer Honors College since spring 2013 and created and designed the Undergraduate Research Program for honors students in Pleasantville.
Shiri-Garakani's new role aims to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of high ability students and provide a high-impact educational experience. The program aims to attract, retain, and develop students with great academic potential through strong support, creative programming, and course enhancements.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in physics from Tehran Polytechnic in Iran, Shiri-Garakani came to the United States to continue his education. He ultimately received his master's in physics from the University of Akron and his doctorate in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology.
In addition to his teaching and research, Shiri-Garakani also served as the Westchester Faculty Fellow from 2013-15.