Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 2014-2022
Peter March is Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. His research interests center on probability theory and its applications.
He received a B.A. from Dalhousie University in 1978 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He joined the faculty at The Ohio State University in 1988 after a series of postdoctoral positions, including the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota.
Before moving to Rutgers in 2014, March was chair of the Ohio State mathematics department for eight years and also served for two years as an associate director of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. From 2006 to 2010 he was Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and subsequently served as dean of natural and mathematical sciences at Ohio State from 2010 to 2014.
From 2014-2016, he chaired the U.S. National Committee for Mathematics, Board on International Scientific Organizations of the National Academies of Science, which is the formal representative of the United States to the International Mathematical Union. Currently, he serves on the Committee on Science Policy of the American Mathematical Society and of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
In 2017, March was named as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance human knowledge.