Rick Miranda, professor of mathematics and an expert on algebra and geometry, has been named head of the mathematics department at Colorado State University.
Miranda, who joined the Colorado State faculty in 1981, has served as interim head of the department since last year. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, the University of Chicago, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, Mittag-Leffler Institute in Sweden, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pisa in Italy, University of Rome II, Texas A&M University and the Scuola Interuniversitaria Matematica in Perugia.
He has written or edited seven textbooks, software manuals or texts on research mathematics and has written or co-authored some 70 journal articles.
A Fort Collins resident, Miranda earned his bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross in 1974 and his doctor of philosophy degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979.