OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR -
April 25, 2016
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
As previously announced, Dean of Physical Sciences Mark Thiemens will conclude his distinguished tenure of service on June 30, and a national search for his successor has been initiated. We're pleased to share that current Associate Dean, Jeffrey Remmel, has agreed to serve as Interim Dean, effective July 1, 2016 until a new permanent dean is appointed.
Dr. Remmel, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been a member of the UC San Diego faculty since 1974. He holds adjunct appointments in the Computer Science and Engineering Department and the Rady School of Management. His current research interests are combinatorics, logic and theoretical computer science. He has published over 300 papers in a variety of fields and has personally mentored and graduated 31 Ph.D. students.
Associate Dean Remmel's service to UC San Diego and systemwide is exemplary. He has held his current role as Associate Dean of Physical Sciences since 2001, and has concurrently served as the divisional Faculty Equity Advisor for the past three years. He was Chair of the Mathematics department from 1998-2002. In addition, Dr. Remmel led the effort to establish, and currently leads the CAL-TEACH program at UC San Diego, whose mission is to increase the number of high school mathematics and science teachers produced by our university. He also serves as chair of the Executive Committee that oversees the Cal-Teach program for the University of California systemwide. Dr. Remmel is co-director of the newly created Center for Advancing Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education (CAMSEE), and serves on the UC Executive Committee for the California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS).
In his role as both Associate Dean and as Chair, Dr. Remmel has worked with faculty from across disciplines to establish new programs and encourage interdisciplinary research and scholarship. He served on the steering committees to establish the Rady School of Management, Environmental Systems major, Bioinformatics Ph.D. program and undergraduate major, and spearheaded the effort to create new Ph.D. and Masters programs in Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CSME).
Associate Dean Remmel's administrative and scholarly accomplishments make him exceptionally well qualified to provide leadership as Interim Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences. Please join us in thanking Professor Remmel for his commitment to ensuring a smooth transition for the Division of Physical Sciences and the University.