Dr. Mair, who also is director of the Ronald McNair Program at Florida, served as associate dean of that university’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences during the 2008-09 academic year.
He earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc., both in mathematics, at the University of the West Indies. His Ph.D. in mathematics is from McGill University.
Dr. Mair has had a distinguished career as a mathematician and educator. His broad experience, including his most recent appointment as associate provost for undergraduate affairs at the University of Florida, prepares him admirably to provide academic leadership for Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
He first became a professor of mathematics at Florida in 1996 and has served in that capacity ever since, except for a short stay as a professor and head of North Carolina State University’s Mathematics Department. He has held other faculty positions at Emory University in the Department of Radiology, and in the Departments of Mathematics at Dartmouth College, Texas Tech University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of the West Indies.