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Welcome From the Executive Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome visitors to the College of Arts and Sciences website. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need about our academic areas, offices and services; and the chance to see the vibrant life of this college as it constantly unfolds.
We share the latest news-making work that our faculty, staff and students engage in to tackle big problems and issues; highlight timely, interesting stories and information covering a variety of areas; and upcoming, not-to-be missed events. We offer opportunities for feedback, interaction, and engagement, as we are always improving our site to better serve you.
The arts and sciences at Ohio State is the academic core and the heart of the university. The diversity, depth and breadth of our 80 major and 100 minor programs—from African American and African Studies to zoology and everything in between—provide unmatched options for our students.
I am thrilled to be the executive dean of a college positioned to become the best in the nation—at a university that is aspirational and inspirational. My commitment to keep arts and sciences at Ohio State on its upward trajectory is absolute; I hope that you will check back often to see how we are doing.
David C. Manderscheid, PhD
Executive Dean and Vice Provost
More about Executive Dean and Vice Provost David Manderscheid
David Manderscheid assumed leadership of The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences in 2013; he previously was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Manderscheid’s priorities include:
- Fostering a culture of cooperation, creativity and inclusion to attract top faculty and students from across the country and around the world
- Enhancing undergraduate education both on and off campus—through undergraduate research, service-learning, internships and study-abroad
- Increasing the numbers of underrepresented women and minority students, staff and faculty in the arts and sciences; particularly in STEM disciplines
- Promoting a visionary approach to cross-disciplinary research collaborations that tackle major global problems;
- Personalizing the student experience by initiating “donuts with the dean,” and “win the dean’s $$” —both promoted via social media
- Engaging the community through frequent blogs and tweets
Manderscheid received a BS in mathematics from Michigan State University and a PhD in mathematics from Yale University. He is a mathematician whose work in representation theory with applications to number theory has been widely published. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), cited for: distinguished contributions to number theory, outstanding service on national committees and conference organization, and exceptional commitment to the advancement of women and minorities. He also is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.