Syed Ejaz Ahmed has been named to a second five-tear term as Brock University’s Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.
The announcement, made by Brock’s Acting President Brian Hutchings, comes after a committee consisting of faculty, staff and students reviewed survey results, interviewed Ahmed and made the recommendation to re-appoint.
Ahmed’s first five-year term as Dean will end this Dec 31., after which he will take a one-year administrative leave, then on Jan. 1, 2018 will commence a second term as Dean that runs through December 2023.
“I am humbled and honoured to lead this wonderful Faculty for another term,” said Ahmed after the announcement. “I greatly enjoyed working with students, staff and faculty members both scientifically and socially and look forward to working with them again.”
Greg Finn, the University’s Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic, said Ahmed promotes and supports a culture of research and teaching within the Faculty.
“Dean Ahmed has shown excellent leadership during his first term as Dean of Mathematics and Science,” said Finn. “He has led by example, balancing heavy administrative responsibilities and maintaining an active research program.”
Admed’s area of expertise includes statistical inference, big data analysis and statistical consulting. Prior to joining Brock in 2012, Ahmed, who is also a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was at the University of Windsor where he headed the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.