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Aside from teaching, research, overseeing grants and directing UT Math Honors, this is what I've been involved in this year:

  • Undergraduate Committee
  • Honors Committee
  • Math Honors Director and Advisor (25 students)
  • Chancellor's Honors Selection Committee
  • University Committee for External Scholarships
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates Coordinator
  • Pro2Serve Math Contest trainer

Departmental Service

I have advised many undergraduate math majors. I co-organized the 2000 Barrett Lectures. I have been a member of the Advisory Committee (elected), Allen Prize Committee, Graduate Committee, Honors Committee, Math Day Committee, Search Committees (Differential Geometry and Geometric Group Theory/Algebraic geometry), Tenure/Promotion/Retention Committees, and the Undergraduate Committee. I have participated in the restructuring/strengthening of the undergraduate major, as well as curriculum planning or piloting for linear algebra for engineers, calculus, honors calculus, and differential geometry.

University/College Service

I have served on the University/Chancellor's Honors and Chancellor's Scholarship selection committees, the College of Arts and Science Curriculum Committee, and the Committee for External Scholarships. I have advised 300 hours in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center.

External Service

I have written dozens of reviews for Mathematical Reviews, have been a referee for the NSF and several mathematical journals, and am the "owner" of the Geometry List, which announces conferences related to differential geometry.

I have coached two Destination Imagination teams for Maryville Middle School, the second of which place third in the state competition and won the "Da Vinci" award for creativity. I have visited a number of middle and high schools and sometimes oversee (with my wife Barbara) the metric competition of the Science Olympiad at Maryville College. I worked with the Maryville High School math team for four years.


Contact Information

Dr. Conrad Plaut
Professor, Department Head
Mathematics Department
University of Tennessee
Knoxville TN 37996-1300

Phone: 865-974-4319