Assistant Provost for Institutional Efficiency and Academic Analytics
As Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies, Dr. Mummert is responsible for coordinating graduate education across ten academic schools and colleges, the Graduate Council, and administrative units. As Assistant Provost for Institutional Efficiency and Academic Analytics, he supports Academic Affairs with policy development and data analysis of academic offerings and staffing.
Dr. Mummert came to Marshall in 2009. He earned a PhD in Mathematics from Penn State in 2005 and held postdoctoral positions at Appalachian State University (2005-2006) and the University of Michigan (2006-2009). Dr. Mummert was promoted to a tenured Professor in the Mathematics department. He served as the Mathematics Graduate Director from 2016 through 2020, earning the John and Frances Rucker Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award. He moved to the Computer and Information Technology Department in 2020, where he served as Department Chair. He has served as co-chair of the Marshall University Strategic Planning Committee and as the Writing Across the Curriculum director. Dr. Mummert was the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow for Academic Programs in Spring 2021 before taking a position as Interim Assistant Provost in July 2021. In that role, he served as Acting Head of the Division of Aviation and Acting Dean of Graduate Studies. He contributed to the opening of the Bill Noe Flight School and the Aviation Maintenance Technology programs.
His teaching interests include innovative grading systems and inquiry based learning, for which he held a Hedrick Teaching Fellowship in 2018-19. He has also served as national Program Coordinator for the Mathematical Association of American Special Interest Group (SIGMAA) on Inquiry Based Learning.
Dr. Mummert’s research is in mathematics and theoretical computer science. In 2022, he published the graduate monograph Reverse Mathematics: Problems, Reductions, and Proofs with co-author Damir Dzhafarov through Spring-Verlag. He has published 16 papers, of which three are co-authored with Marshall students, as well as an undergraduate textbook published by the American Mathematical Society. He was a co-PI on a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Marshall in 2016, funded by the NSA.