Douglas Ulmer — Service and Administration
“If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself” (The Dodecahedron in Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth)
Caution: “Scholars — not all of them, mind you, but the majority at any rate — know where the devil keeps his tail.” (Boccaccio's Decameron, VIII, 7)
- I am on the editorial board of the Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, an international journal focused on number theory and related fields. Please send strong papers!
- Here are a few projects completed at Georgia Tech that go beyond the day-to-day duties of chairing a large department:
- The School of Mathematics revamped of our lower-division courses, the mathematical core of most majors on campus. The reforms were rolled out in Fall 2015.
- Implementing a major post-doctoral program has been a School priority for many years. Although there is still much to do, we have made a good start with 16 post-docs in residence during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. We also received a 5-year NSF MCTP grant of $1.3M to support post-docs.
- We are proud of the School's annual newsletter ProofReader.
- The School's graduate program won major NSF support in 2011 via an S-STEM award.
- We're making a serious effort to reach out to alumni, in particular, by forming an Friends of the School of Mathematics (FoSoM) group. We organize roughly one activity per semester with FoSoM.
- We developed a partnership with Jilin University in northeastern China which includes a joint research center and student exchanges.
- In 2010, the School took over new space in Skiles, including two comfortable new seminar rooms and a suite of 10 office on the ground floor. Several other sizable faculty offices were created from classroom space and smaller offices.
- In 2009-10, the School developed a 5-year strategic hiring plan. The plan was revisited and reaffirmed in 2012.
- And here are a few projects from my previous life at the University of Arizona:
- The VIGRE program at the University of Arizona
- The Southwestern Center for Arithmetical Algebraic Geometry
- The Integration Workshop at the University of Arizona
- An overview of the GT School of Mathematics presented in 2010 to the newly formed Friends of the School of Mathematics.
- A few slides on new trends in undergraduate education presented to FoSoM in 2012.
- Slides for a faculty discussion on MOOC mania in the early days.
- The first three sections of the self-study for our 2012 academic program review. They give a good summary of my vision for the School of Mathematics.
- Slides for a presentation to GT grad students on the academic job market.
- Report of the May, 2009 workshop on a proposed network program at NSF.
- Slides from a lecture at “Dialog 04” about the Southwestern Center as an example of a large, multi-institutional project that uses NSF funding in innovative and efficient ways.
- Slides from a lecture at the October, 2004 meeting of the AMS Committee on Education about Long-term efforts toward VIGRE goals at the University of Arizona.
- The University of Arizona Directory
- The University of Arizona Campus Map
- The University of Arizona Academic Calendar
- The University of Arizona Factbook
- The University of Arizona Handbook for Appointed Personnel (UHAP)
- The Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual
- The wikipedia Overview of Tucson and the official City of Tucson web site
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