Andrew Comrie

Professor, School of Geography, Development & Environment
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Dr. Comrie is a geographer, interdisciplinary climate scientist, and former Provost at the University of Arizona. He currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Arizona Board of Regents, where he is responsible for system strategy in academic affairs, including fostering academic access and excellence at all three of Arizona's public universities. In addition to his academic appointment as Professor in the School of Geography, Development & Environment, Dr. Comrie has joint appointments in Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences and in Public Health. His research is in two broad areas. The first links climate with health, pathogens, and vectors as well as with broader atmospheric environmental issues, and focuses on questions such as ‘How do disease patterns shift in space and time with changes in climate?’ The second draws on his experience as a senior institutional leader, and examines questions in higher education such as ‘How do resources flow to support the university's multiple missions?’ He has served as editor and editorial board member for respected international scholarly journals and on many national and international professional committees and boards. He is the author of the open-access book ‘Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work.’