Professor Paulo Lima-Filho, Department of Mathematics, College of Science, has been named assistant provost for undergraduate studies by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. In this position, Lima-Filho will oversee the development, implementation and operation of the new Math Learning Center which will provide academic support for high-enrollment undergraduate math courses.
He currently serves as associate dean for international programs in the College of Science where his duties include facilitating agreements between the college and foreign institutions, coordinates dual-degree program development, and spearheads educational initiatives and global learning opportunities for students and faculty. Previously, he served as the graduate director and the associate head of operations and undergraduate programs, where he coordinated the math department’s service teaching programs.
Lima-Filho, a Brazilian native, earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at Stony Brook University in 1989 and came to Texas A&M in 1993 following a year-long visiting research appointment at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study and a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Chicago. His research interests include algebraic topology and geometry, and interactive instructional applications.
A pilot of the Math Learning Center with limited offerings for math and statistics courses will begin in spring 2020 with full programming planned for fall 2020.