In February 2015, Phyllis Callahan began her term as University Provost and Executive Vice President for academic affairs at Miami University after most recently serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean in the College. She has served the University in a variety of other positions, including as co-chair of the team that facilitated the creation of the Miami 2020 Strategic Plan, “Moments that Transform.”
Dr. Callahan has taught courses in physiology and endocrinology in the Department of Biology (previously Zoology). Her research focus is neuroendocrinology, specifically sex differences in the endogenous opiate regulation of the neuroendocrine response to stress, and it has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. She also co-directed the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program funded by the National Science Foundation.
Before joining the faculty in 1988 in the Department of Biology, Dr. Callahan was a post-doctoral researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She earned her Ph.D. in Physiology and Neurobiology from Rutgers University and her B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University.