About Dean Manderscheid

David Manderscheid assumed leadership of The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences in 2013.

His priorities include:

  • Fostering a culture of cooperation, creativity and inclusion to attract top faculty, staff and students from across the country and around the world
  • Enhancing undergraduate education, both on and off campus, through new interdisciplinary majors and undergraduate research, service learning, internships and study-abroad
  • Increasing the numbers of underrepresented women and minority faculty, staff and students in the arts and sciences, particularly in STEM disciplines
  • Promoting a visionary approach to cross-disciplinary research collaborations that address critical societal needs
  • Personalizing the student experience through events including Donuts with the Dean and the Take your Professor to Lunch program
  • Engaging and serving the community through the use of social media and service on local boards, including the Columbus Symphony and METRO Early College High School

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 has won numerous teaching awards and received support from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Education.

Dean Manderscheid is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the American Mathematical Society. He is President of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the largest group of arts and sciences deans in the country, and chairs the Mathematical Association of America Committee on Science Policy. He also serves on the American Mathematical Society Committee on Academic Freedom, Employment Security and Tenure and on the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Committee on Diversity.

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