NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Peter March, a mathematician with 16 years of experience as an academic administrator, will assume the post of executive dean of Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences effective July 1.
March has taught at The Ohio State University since 1988 and served as divisional dean of natural and mathematical sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2010. A specialist in probability theory, he directed the division of mathematical sciences at the National Science Foundation from 2006 to 2010. March chaired the Ohio State Department of Mathematics from 1988 until 2006.“Because of his experience as an educator, a dean and an administrator at the National Science Foundation, Peter March understands better than anyone how research is envisioned, carried through and supported,” said Richard L. Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs and interim chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick. “Peter’s experience will be particularly valuable to Rutgers and the School of Arts and Sciences at this time of transition and growth. In addition, Peter’s deep understanding of the Big Ten will make him better able to build strong partnerships with our new colleagues across the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.”
Since July 1, 2013, Rutgers has been a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions. The 15-member CIC comprises Big Ten members plus the University of Chicago.
March is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Canada and he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He taught at McGill University, Carleton University and the University of British Columbia before coming to Ohio State in 1998. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) was created in 2006 as part of a major initiative to transform undergraduate education at Rutgers. SAS has more than 20,000 students and approximately 800 faculty members and offers more than 70 majors and minors in the life sciences, the physical and mathematical sciences, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and international studies. The School of Arts and Sciences combines superb teaching with world-class research in an environment of extraordinary cultural diversity.
Established in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and one of the nation’s premier public research universities, serving more than 65,000 students in locations throughout the state.