Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr. is Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Student Success. He received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and East Asian Studies from Bucknell University, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Kentucky, respectively. Prior to taking up his appointment as Vice President, Dr. Del Casino served as Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona, where he holds a tenured position as Professor of Geography and Development. He continues to teach and write on his major research areas, which include the study of health, medical, and social geography, focusing particularly on the history of geographic thought, sexual politics, and health care related to chronic and infectious disease. Dr. Del Casino currently teaches the online section of Geography 251, World Regions: Global and Comparative Perspectives.