Chancellor Tom George

Thomas F. George has served as chancellor and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis since 2003. As chancellor, he oversees academic and administrative operations of a university with 17,000 students, 2,500 faculty and staff, 40 academic buildings and a $200 million annual operating budget. An active researcher in chemistry and physics, Chancellor George specializes in chemical/materials/laser/nanophysics, including nanomedicine.  His work, supported by a wide variety of federal and international agencies, has led to 785 papers, 7 authored and 18 edited books, and 230 conference abstracts. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist, having studied with faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Chancellor George is married to Dr. Barbara Harbach, Curators' Distinguished Professor of Music, director of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and director of Women in the Arts at UMSL. READ FULL BIO