Dean Wei has served as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Maryland Extension since September 1, 2005.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Dean Wei served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at Oklahoma State University, as well as Interim Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences.
He was Bruno Professor and Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Auburn University, Alabama, for four years. Dean Wei received his B.S. in biology from the Tunghai University of Taiwan in 1970, an M.S. in medical microbiology from National Taiwan University in 1972, and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California-Davis, in 1979. His research interests are in food microbiology and safety, toxicology, and immunotoxicology.