In May 2017, John Volin became Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at UConn. Dr. Volin joined the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment as Department Head in 2007. In 2017, Dr. Volin received the Excellence in Research Award from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). Dr. Volin has been the principal investigator or co-PI on 17 grants while at UConn and has completed two other projects in the Florida Everglades. Two of the best examples of his focus on collaborative work are the Stormwise project and the Eversource Energy Center. Dr. Volin received the 2015 David Blick Science Education Award given through the Neag School of Education and recognized those who have contributed significantly to its mission.