Niagara University has announced that Thomas A. Chambers, Ph.D., has been promoted to the position of associate vice president for academic affairs, effective June 1.
In this role, Chambers, currently chair of the university's history department, will provide administrative leadership and strategic analyses to advance academic policy, faculty development and educational partnerships at NU. He will also serve as a member of the Dean's Council, chair the Graduate Council and act as director of graduate studies.
Chambers has been a faculty member at Niagara University since 2003. He previously taught at Albion College, Siena College and Skidmore College.
After earning a bachelor's degree in history from Middlebury College, Chambers obtained a master's degree and doctorate from the College of William and Mary. He currently serves as chairman of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Commission, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Path Through History Task Force, and has been active in the 1812 Legacy Council. His most recent book is "Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefield in the Early American Republic" (Cornell University Press, 2012).