Dean for UH Manoa's College of Natural Sciences appointed

Math department chair assumes interim role

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Sep 6, 2007

HONOLULU - Mathematics Professor Thomas Craven has been appointed Interim Dean of UH Manoa's College of Natural Sciences, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Dean Charles Hayes.

"Dr. Craven brings outstanding skills as a teacher and administrator to this important position," said Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda Johnsrud, who made the appointment.

"Our natural sciences are crucial to the success of UH Manoa as a research university, and Professor Craven's experience will serve us well during this critical period of change and development," said Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.

Craven has been a professor in the mathematics department since 1973 and served as its chairman since 2003. He earned his Ph.D. and Master's degree at Cornell University and Bachelor of Arts from Reed College.

The College of Natural Sciences is composed of eight departments offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Craven also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has numerous scientific papers published in national mathematics journals.