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Acting Dean of Faculty

Dr. Andrea Young is the acting vice president and dean of faculty. She serves on the president’s administrative council and is an associate professor of mathematical sciences as well as the special assistant to the president and liaison to the Board of Trustees. As vice president and dean of faculty, Young is the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for the leadership of the faculty and the management and development of the academic program.

As special assistant to the president, Young led efforts to institutionalize high-impact teaching practices, including active learning and community-based pedagogies. She helped establish Ripon’s first active learning classroom, which combines technology and collaboration-friendly furniture to enhance the student experience. She currently is leading the College’s ongoing work to maintain accreditation.

Her research interests include geometric analysis, mathematical modeling and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has published numerous articles on these topics in some of the top mathematics and mathematics education journals. Currently, she is the principal investigator on the $297,715 National Science Foundation grant project “Building Capacity for Interdisciplinary Quantitative Reasoning Instruction,” providing faculty development support for teaching quantitative reasoning across disciplines. In 2016, she received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America and the May Bumby Severy Award for Teaching Excellence from Ripon College.

Her previous teaching experience includes a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona where she received the Teaching and Service Award in 2010.

Young earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and minor in Italian at Penn State University. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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