Dr. Jerry Dwyer is a professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM-CORE) at Texas Tech University. His PhD is in computational mathematics from the National University of Ireland. He worked for many years in computational mechanics related to fracture, composite materials and glaciology. In recent years, he has focused on issues of mathematical education and outreach and he has developed a wide range of K-12 outreach projects. He is also interested in international outreach and has worked with university and K-12 educators in Africa.
His current interests include the mathematical education of teachers, the scholarship of outreach, computational mathematics, and complex dynamics. He has published over 30 refereed articles as well as numerous conference proceedings and posters. He has organized national panels and directed several large funded outreach programs. He has obtained over $16.0 million in external funding for these programs. This combination of teaching, research and service, has been recognized in an Integrated Scholar Award from Texas Tech University.
His extra-curricular activities include running, soccer, and radio.
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