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David Manderscheid

David Manderscheid

David Manderscheid
Phone: 865-974-2445
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David Manderscheid began serving as provost and senior vice chancellor on July 1, 2018.

Before coming to UT, he was executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and vice provost for arts and sciences at the Ohio State University.

He is an internationally recognized mathematician whose work in representation theory with applications to number theory has been widely published. He has received support from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and the US Department of Education. He is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

Before working at Ohio State, Manderscheid was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 2007 to 2013. He served for 20 years on the faculty of the University of Iowa, where he rose through the ranks to become chair of the Department of Mathematics.

Manderscheid is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He serves as past president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences—the largest group of arts and sciences deans in the country—and is a former chair of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Liberal Arts and Sciences Deans’ Group.

Manderscheid has a PhD from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, both in mathematics. He has held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California; and the University of Paris.

Manderscheid’s wife, Susan Lawrence, is a history professor.

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