Vice Provost for the Arts and Sciences

David C. Manderscheid
Vice Provost for the Arts and Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

David C. Manderscheid became Ohio State’s vice provost for arts and sciences and executive dean of arts and sciences on July 1, 2013. He also holds appointment as a professor in the Department of Mathematics.

Vice Provost Manderscheid came to Ohio State from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics. His leadership in UNL’s largest college included a focus on promoting interdisciplinary research, improving undergraduate education, and increasing diversity.

As a professor of mathematics, he has published widely on representation theory with applications to number theory. Recipient of several teaching awards, Vice Provost Manderscheid has also been the principal investigator on numerous grants from the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is the former chair of the American Mathematical Society Science Policy Committee and currently serves on the Mathematical Association of America Committee on the Undergraduate Program and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Diversity Committee.

Vice Provost Manderscheid began his academic career at the University of Iowa, where he rose through the faculty ranks to become professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics. He has taught or held visiting positions at the University of Utah, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, and the University of Paris.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Michigan State University and a doctorate in mathematics from Yale University.

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