Purdue University will serve as the new home for a national mathematics organization that strives to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who earn doctoral degrees in mathematics and related fields. Beginning March 1, the mathematics department at Purdue will house the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences. The organization was founded in 2001 and has called the University of Iowa home since its establishment. Philip Kutzko, the founder of the alliance is retiring, and he solicited proposals for a new home for the organization. Purdue will host the alliance at least through 2020.
Deba Dutta, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity at Purdue, stated that “we are proud of Purdue’s Mathematics Department as an outstanding center for mathematical education, scholarship and research, and we look forward to working with the Alliance to contribute to a more diverse national profile of PhD’s.”
David Goldberg, professor of mathematics at Purdue, will be the new executive director of the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences.
Serving as associate director will be Edray H. Goins, an African American who is an associate professor of mathematics at Purdue. Dr. Goins joined the Purdue University faculty in 2004. He is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University.