Director of Research and Science Communications
Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Rob Mitchum joined UIC April 3, 2023, as director of research and science communications in a joint role with UIC Strategic Marketing and Communications (Storytelling and Content Strategy team) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Previously, Rob was associate director of communications for data science and computing at the University of Chicago, where he led communications for the computer science department and Data Science Institute. He also held communications roles at the University of Chicago with the Center for Data and Computing, the Computation Institute and UChicago Medicine. He received his PhD in neurobiology from the University of Chicago in 2007. Rob spent two years as a journalist with the Chicago Tribune, covering science and general assignment topics. He also has written about music for publications including Pitchfork, Uncut, Paste, Esquire, Deadspin and Relix.