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.