Michael Monticino has been named dean of the UNT's Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies effective July 1. Monticino had been serving as interim dean since Jan. 1.
"Graduate studies at UNT continue to expand and Dr. Monticino has done an outstanding job leading that growth," said Wendy K. Wilkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs, in announcing the appointment. "UNT's increasing focus on the goals and range of its graduate research programs will benefit greatly from Dr. Monticino's expertise in both the academic and the corporate world."
"UNT is an emerging national research university and the graduate school has an important leadership role in helping the university achieve its goals. It is exciting to be at UNT at this time in its history," Monticino says.
Prior to leading the Toulouse School, Monticino was associate dean for administrative affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Applied Science. He joined the UNT faculty in 1990, and he was appointed associate dean in 2004. He also is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
Monticino has worked with the U.S. Navy, ABC TV, Southwest Airlines, DFW Airport, the Institute for Defense Analysis and IBM. His areas of expertise are statistical analysis, probability models, operations research and environmental modeling.
Monticino was founding president of the Mathematical Association of America Special Interest Group for Business Industry and Government, a link between business, industry and government mathematicians, academic mathematicians and mathematics students. He has been active in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Visiting Lecturer Program, which promotes career opportunities for students, academics and others with analytical skills and applied mathematics skills.
Prior to joining UNT, Monticino was an associate with Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc. a mathematical and computer science consulting firm.
Monticino earned a bachelor's degree with high honors from the University of Florida and a doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Miami.
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