Dr. Dante Tawfeeq is joining us as Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness on July 1, 2021. Dr. Tawfeeq comes to us from John Jay College, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics. He Recently was Director of their Mathematics Foundation Quantitative Reasoning Program and also a Faculty Research Fellow to the Dean of Research, International Partnerships, and Professional Studies. He has served as a Middle States Commission Peer and Compliance Evaluator since 2016 and has also served as an NCATE/CAEP evaluator for Mathematics programs since 2004.
Dante has been awarded $1.75 M in external grants as PI or co-PI from NSF, the NY and National Departments of Education, the Educational Advancement Foundation, and also served as a Fulbright Fellow in Namibia in 2015. He earned his Doctorate from Florida State University, and his masters from Florida A&M, both in Mathematics Education, and will complete his Master's in Research Administration and Compliance from the CUNY School of Professional Studies this summer. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from Florida State University.
At John Jay, Dr. Tawfeeq received the campus Teaching Award from President Mason in 2019, and co-chaired the campus Diversity Council. Along with being an affiliated faculty member at the CUNY Graduate Center, Dante's research interest focuses on historically underrepresented students' success in STEM at the postsecondary level.