David Manderscheid announced as Executive Dean and Vice Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences

May 14, 2013

To:      University Community

From:  Joseph A. Alutto

            Executive Vice President and Provost

Re:      Appointment 

Dear Colleagues: 

I am pleased to announce that we have offered the position of Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics to Dr. David C. Manderscheid, currently Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Dr. Manderscheid has accepted our offer and, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment will be effective on July 1, 2013.

He has served as the chief academic officer of arts and sciences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) since 2007.  His leadership in UNL’s largest college has included a focus on promoting interdisciplinary research, improving undergraduate education, and increasing diversity.  For example, he is currently a Co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award.  We are excited that he brings this experience to our own ADVANCE program, the goal of which is to increase the representation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines. 

As a professor of mathematics, his work in representation theory with applications to number theory has been widely published, and he also has won several teaching awards. 

Dr. Manderscheid has been the Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. 

In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and formerly chaired the American Mathematical Society Science Policy Committee.  He currently serves on the Mathematical Association of America Committee on the Undergraduate Program and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Diversity Committee.

Dr. Manderscheid began his academic career at the University of Iowa, where he rose in the faculty ranks to be a professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics.  In addition, 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. 

We look forward to David’s continuing with the ambitious agenda of the College of Arts and Sciences.  He will be joined by his spouse, Dr. Susan C. Lawrence, who will be an associate professor in the Department of History.

Dr. Manderscheid will replace Dr. Joseph E. Steinmetz, who currently holds the position and will become the Executive Vice President and Provost on July 1.

Many thanks to Dean Patrick S. Osmer and to all other members of the search committee for their time, energy, and commitment to this pivotal search.