Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor
Dennis DeTurck is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor and professor of mathematics. He served as the Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College from 2005 to 2017. A member of the mathematics faculty since 1982, DeTurck has authored more than 50 papers on pure and applied mathematics. His work centers on partial differential equations and differential geometry, where has produced results concerning Ricci curvature and flow, isospectral deformations and geometric knot theory, and he has written on applications of geometry to medicine and computer science. He also is managing editor of the American Mathematical Society’s Contemporary Mathematics book series.
DeTurck has long been a distinguished and dynamic presence in undergraduate education at Penn. His teaching has been recognized by a host of honors including the Penn Arts & Sciences Ira Abrams Award, the University’s Lindback Award and the Mathematical Association of America’s Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching.