KU News Release


August 8, 2012
Contact: Kevin Boatright, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, 785-864-7240

KU names new associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies

Rodolfo Torres


LAWRENCE — Rodolfo Torres, professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, assumes new duties this month as an associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and a vice president of the KU Center for Research Inc.

The associate vice chancellor shares in the oversight of research administration, strategic planning and other research-related responsibilities at the Lawrence campus. Joseph Heppert also serves as an associate vice chancellor, as does Julie Goonewardene. All three report to Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies.

“Rodolfo has a broad perspective of the university and a deep appreciation of its research mission,” said Warren. “Much of his own research is collaborative, involving colleagues from different fields and other countries. On campus, he is widely recognized as a faculty leader who understands complex issues and listens to a variety of viewpoints. I look forward to working with him.”

Torres succeeds Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics, who is currently on leave from KU as a visiting program director with the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Torres joined the KU faculty in 1996 following visiting appointments at Washington University in St. Louis, the Courant Institute at New York University and the University of Michigan. He became a full professor in 2003. Torres is the recipient of 15 grants from the National Science Foundation since 1993 in support of research, conferences, equipment and international collaborations. He has also received six teaching awards at KU, including a Kemper Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003. He served the past five years in university governance roles, including his final year as president of the Faculty Senate.

Torres’ academic background includes an undergraduate degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina and master’s and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, all in mathematics.



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