Daniel McCloskey
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost for Research
(646) 664-8910

Dan McCloskey is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost for Research at the City University of New York.  As CUNY’s top research executive, Dr. McCloskey focuses on supporting and promoting University research, scholarship, and entrepreneurial activities; reinforcing University research infrastructure; and enhancing the recruitment and retention of world-class University scholars across many disciplines. Dr. McCloskey and the Research Office are committed to ensuring that the CUNY research endeavor is safe, ethical, collaborative, innovative, and accessible to students at all academic levels. This is achieved by protecting the University’s intellectual property portfolio; developing partnerships with other universities and research institutions; fostering relationships with industry, governmental, and non-governmental funding sources; and enhancing CUNY’s contribution to the economic development of New York City and New York State.

Dr. McCloskey is a tenured Professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Staten Island where he oversees research compliance programs and research accessibility programs Read More

for both undergraduate and graduate students. At the CUNY Graduate Center, Dr. McCloskey has served as Chair of the Neuroscience PhD program since 2013, and serves on the executive committees for the Biology and Psychology PhD programs.

Dr. McCloskey’s research—assisted by high school, undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students—combines biological, computational, and social sciences research to measure brain adaptations required for social living. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience in topics spanning from molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal synchrony to computational approaches for measuring large-scale social behavior. His work has been highlighted by a number of news organizations and is the focus of an upcoming documentary. He has received external support for his research from private foundations as well as a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. In 2015, Dr. McCloskey received the Presidential Early Career Award from President Obama for work that “will transform the field of social neuroscience by providing a comprehensive approach towards understanding the role of neuropeptides in complex behavioral systems.”

Dr. McCloskey received his BS in Psychology from SUNY College at Oswego and his PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from Stony Brook University. He completed his postdoctoral training as a Milken Family Foundation Fellow at Columbia University/ Helen Hayes Hospital before joining CUNY as a faculty member in 2007.