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Department of Mathematical Sciences
Director, STEM Accelerator Program
College of Science, GMU
4400 University Drive, MS: 3F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-9787
Fax: (703) 993-1491
- Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland (1998).
- Master of Science (Honors) in Mathematics
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India (1994).
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electrical &
Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani,
- Director, STEM Accelerator Program (2013 - Current)
- Director, COMPLETE
(Center for Outreach in
Learning and Educational Technology), A Joint Center between the College
of Science and the College of Education and Human Development, George
Mason University (2010 - Current)
- Full Professor (Tenured) Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University (2012-Current)
- Associate Professor (Tenured) Department of Mathematical Sciences,
George Mason University (2007-2012).
- Affiliate Faculty Member, Mathematics Education Center, Graduate
School of Education, George Mason University (2008 - Current).
- Affiliate Faculty Member, School of
Mathematical, Computational, Communication
Science and Engineering (MCCSE), The Nelson
Mandela African Institute of Science and
Technology, Arusha, Tanzania (2011 - Present).
- Associate Professor (Tenured) Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, Texas Tech University (2005-2007).
- Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University
- Post-Doctoral Research Associate Biomedical
Engineering Program, Texas A&M University. 1994 Research Scientist,
General Electric Company, India (1998-2000).
Research and Teaching Interests:
Summary of Dr. Seshaiyer's Contributions to
- Mathematics: An Interdisciplinary Universal Language TEDx Talk, May 2012.
- Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Computational Mathematics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Biological, Bio-inspired and Engineering Systems , Invited session on "Best Practices for Introducing Undergraduate Students to Computational and Interdisciplinary Research", SIAM Annual Meeting, July 2012.
- Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer is an affiliate faculty
member of the Graduate School of Education at George
Mason University. He was also recently offered an affiliate
faculty professorship in the School of
Mathematical, Computational, Communication
Science and Engineering (MCCSE),
Nelson Mandela African Institute of
Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania.
- He currently directs
(Center for Outreach in Mathematics
Professional Learning and Educational Technology) at
George Mason University which provides a collaborative
network that brings together a consortium of school
district leaders, K-12 teachers, GMU Faculty and
students, national experts, non-profit organizations and
business partners to promote excellence in mathematics
teaching, learning and collaborative mentoring in
Northern Virginia through innovative solution-oriented
initiatives and technology integration.
- Over the last
decade, Dr. Seshaiyer has actively initiated and
directed several K-12 STEM based educational outreach
and professional enrichment programs to foster the
interest of students and teachers in mathematics and its
applications that focus on 21st Century Skills including
critical thinking, problem solving, communication,
collaboration and creativity, careers, technology and
- In the last several years he has also been
actively involved in providing intensive and
high-quality K-12 teacher mathematics professional
development to help enhance mathematics teaching while
promoting student learning and productive disposition
towards learning mathematics. In the last three years
Dr. Seshaiyer has been funded by State Council for
Higher Education in Virginia thrice and by the Virginia
Department of Education five times. Through this
support he has been able to impact over 500 teachers
school districts in Northern Virginia (Fairfax County,
Loudoun County, Alexandria County,
Prince William County, Manassas Park, Manassas City, PW
Governor's School) and two long distance partnering
school districts (Hopewell County and Petersburg
- Mathematical Expert Consultant for the Mathematics
Core team and the Advanced Academic team in Fairfax
County Public Schools (FCPS). Was the expert member in
Adoption committee for FCPS (July 2011)
- He has also
in programs that help provide targeted opportunities for
meaningful mathematics learning to underrepresented
populations to increase the academic achievement of
Limited English Proficient and economically
disadvantaged students through academic opportunities
and advocacy through Undergraduate Mentors and Family
Advocacy in STEM Education Initiative. For example, the
MATHMANIA program that has been developed by Dr.
Seshaiyer has attracted many school districts, where the
children, parents and teachers have an opportunity to
access manipulative tools and arithmetic developed in
various countries to enhance their understanding of
problem solving. Other similar programs that Dr.
Seshaiyer has been involved in includes RESEARCH
EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES, MASON DREAMCATCHER,
SCIENCE ITS A GIRL THING, CALCULATIONS ACROSS CULTURES,
McNAIR SCHOLARS, TTUSuMAc, MENTOR EACH STUDENT TO
ACHIEVE etc. Currently, he is also involved as a partner
in the AWM (Association of Women in Mathematics) teacher
partnership program and actively collaborates with area
- Since 2000, he has published over 35
refereed articles in the literature and has directed and
mentored over 30 students (Graduate, Undergraduate,
High-school, Middle-school and K-12 teachers) at various
levels. He is currently a co-author of a graduate text book
in Numerical Analysis.
- Since the year 2000, he has been
funded by the National Science Foundation six times,
the Department of Defense twice, the Texas Advanced
Program once, the State Council for Higher Education in
Virginia thrice, the Virginia Department of Education
five times and the Whitaker Foundation once. Through all
these programs Dr. Seshaiyer has been able to create
research and education STEM opportunities to
undergraduate students. These include serving as the
Principal Investigator on training grants such
as Research Experience for Undergraduates as well as
conference grants and standard research grants.
- Along with his research accomplishments, Dr.
Seshaiyer has also contributed extensively to teaching
and has won several prestigious awards in the last ten
years including the highest award in teaching
excellence in two different institutions.
- In 2010, Dr.
Seshaiyer received a letter of commendation from the
Governor of Virginia Robert F. McDonnell for his
outstanding contributions to research and education
- The program he co-directs called IMPACT (Improving
Mathematical Practices in Algebraic Connections and
Technology) was awarded the
"Program that Works" Award by the Virginia Mathematics
and Science Coalition.
- In 2010 and 2011, he has been selected to be one of
the Nifty Fifty speakers by the USA Science and
Engineering Festival. In 2011, Dr. Seshaiyer was
selected for the Volunteer Lecture Program sponsored
by the Developing Countries Strategy Group of the
International Mathematical Union, in cooperation with
CIMPA and the U.S National Committee for Mathematics.
This has allowed Dr. Seshaiyer to contribute to the
growth of the infrastructure and curriculum of
the Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and
Technology. More information can be found at
Padhu's VLP website.
- More information about Dr. Seshaiyer's
contribution to professional development and outreach
Padhu's Professional Development and Outreach Page .
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