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Personal Profile of Dr. Nathaniel Dean


Nathaniel Dean is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Texas State University, San Marcos. He received his BS in mathematics and physics from Mississippi State University in 1978, his MS in applied mathematics from Northeastern University in 1983 and finally his PhD in mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 1987.

Nate’s research focuses on constructing mathematical models of complex systems and developing computer tools to visualize, design and analyze such systems. His research includes discrete mathematics, optimization, data mining, and network visualization. He has over 60 publications in these fields, and some of his work is highlighted in the PBS television series Life by the Numbers.

Nate has served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Graph Theory, co-organized several mathematics conferences, and served as Editor of four volumes for the American Mathematical Society (AMS): Computational Support for Discrete Mathematics, African Americans in Mathematics, African Americans in Mathematics II, and Robust Communication Networks. In 1997 he received the President’s Silver Award from Bell Laboratories.

Currently, Nate is President of the National Association of Mathematicians, he is an Associate Editor of the Notices of the AMS, he serves on the Board of Governors for the Mathematical Association of America, and he is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health as Director of the Computational Research Laboratory at TSU.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
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Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex-officio Trustee (HRAC Chair) Mar 05, 2005 Mar 31, 2007
Broadening Participation Advisory Chair, 3/5/05-6/30/07 Jul 01, 2005 Mar 31, 2007
Broadening Participation Advisory Mar 05, 2005 Jun 30, 2008
Long Range Planning Committee Apr 01, 2005 Apr 01, 2006