Portrait of Gregory Ball

Gregory Ball

Vice President for Research


Gregory F. Ball has been vice president for research for the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore since February 2022, overseeing a joint enterprise that ranks among the top 10 public institutions in research expenditures, and which garners $1.3 billion in research awards annually. He served as dean of the university's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences from 2014 to 2022 and maintains a lab in its Department of Psychology. Previously, he was vice dean for science and research infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and a professor in its Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences for 23 years. Ball, who has amassed more than 280 research publications in the area of behavioral neuroscience, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University. He completed postdoctoral studies at the Rockefeller University in New York.