Michael Neumann Named Distinguished Professor
Michael Neumann, professor and head of the mathematics department, has been named Distinguished Professor by the Board of Trustees on January 30, 2007.
The designation is the University's highest academic honor, and faculty chosen to have the title have achieved exceptional distinction in scholarship, teaching, and service, said President Philip E. Austin.
Neumann, who received the Provost's Research Excellence Award for 2004-2005, is an internationally recognized scholar in theoretical and applied linear algebra and matrix analysis.
He has been at the University since 1985, and has been a key supporter of the development of the Q Center, which helps students learn math, and of collaborative efforts between the Department of Mathematics and the Neag School of Education in teaching and in research in mathematics education.
His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force, as well as the National Security Agency.