David Manderscheid

Executive Dean
College of Arts and Sciences

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.