Lou Rossi, Ph.D.

Louis F. Rossi, Ph.D.

Dean of the Graduate College and Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education

Louis Rossi (B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1988; M.A., University of California Berkeley, 1990; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1993) is the inaugural dean of the Graduate College. He joined the faculty of UD's Department of Mathematical Sciences in 2001 after completing a National Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University and serving on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

As the dean of the Graduate College and vice provost for graduate and professional education, Rossi provides oversight and has responsibility for more than 200 graduate programs across all seven colleges and one school. He promotes excellence in graduate and professional education across campus and works to enhance support for graduate student services, increase funding opportunities, strengthen and expand interdisciplinary and cross-college collaborative programs, develop new high-profile initiatives that build on the University’s strengths, and promote the national and international visibility of current graduate students and alumni.

Dean Rossi has served the University in many capacities with colleagues from across campus. As an educator, he has innovated mathematics curriculum and taught courses across the undergraduate and graduate spectrum. He has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate researchers. As a scholar, he uses analytical and numerical methods to derive and understand the partial differential equations that describe swarms and fluid motion. He is the former chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.