Acting Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
W. Brent Lindquist, Ph.D.
Dr. Lindquist began his role as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2014. Lindquist was the deputy provost at Stony Brook University, an Association of American Universities institution and Carnegie-Classified very high research university. Prior to his appointment as deputy provost, Lindquist served as chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook. Before his appointment as Chair, he served a four-year term as deputy provost and led the development and opening of Stony Brook's first international campus in Songdo, Incheon City, Korea.
Before arriving at Stony Brook in 1989, Lindquist spent eight years at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where he became one of the primary developers of "front-tracking" methods used for the numerical solution of fluid flows. As a faculty member and chair, Lindquist's research has been funded through numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, IBM and Sandia National Laboratory. Lindquist is the recipient of the 2010 Lee Segal Prize from the Society for Mathematical Biology and is a 2002 honoree of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
A widely published researcher, Lindquist received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Manitoba in 1975 and a doctorate degree in theoretical particle physics from Cornell University in 1981. Additionally, he has provided consultation to Exxon Research and Engineering, the Petroleum Recovery Research Center at the New Mexico Institute of Technology, the Elf Geosciences Research Center in London, and the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway.