**Guillermo Ferreyra**

**Department of Mathematics**

**Louisiana State University**

**Baton Rouge, LA 70803**

H: (225) 769-3913

C: (225) 281-7769

**June 30, 2012**

**Education**

Ph.D. in Mathematics,

Licenciado,
Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina, 1977.

**Administrative
Positions**

· Associate Dean for Science Education, College of Science, Louisiana State University, 2012

· Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Office of STEM, Louisiana Department of Education, July 2010-June 2012

· Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Louisiana State University, July 2004 –June 2009

· Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Louisiana State University, January – June 2004

· Chair, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, July 2000 – December 2003

**Academic Positions**

·
Professor, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana
State University, 1996 – present

·
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Louisiana State University, 1989 – 1996

·
Research Assistant Professor, Brown University,
1986-1987

·
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Louisiana State University, 1983 --1989

**Initiatives and
Accomplishments at the Louisiana Department of Education (**additional
details at the bottom of this resume)

Increased the staff of the Office of STEM from four to twelve.

Authored or co-authored four extramural grants to support professional development for K-12 teachers, including Race to the Top, Gates Foundation Integration Grant, and Jason in Louisiana.

Produced a plan projected to accomplish the state critical
goal on statewide 8^{th} grade math student achievement by 2014. The
percentage of students scoring Basic and Above in the math portion of the 8^{th}
grade LEAP test grew significantly in the two years that I served at the LDoE: 2012: +4%, 2011: +2%. Previously, the growth had been
of just 1% in three years combined.

**Initiatives and
Accomplishments at LSU**

Increased quality and diversity of the faculty

Expanded the number of tenure-track faculty

Created new joint faculty appointments: interdisciplinary and across colleges

Increased quality of students and improved advising procedures

Increased funding for research and faculty support and incentives

Created two new college positions: Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Director of Communications and Development

Co-created with the 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge the ACT Academy for minority high school students

Added four new scholarly journals

Increased graduate stipends

Traveled three times as university delegate to Chinese universities in Nanjin, Shanghai and Beijing

Implemented the interdisciplinary China Initiative, including hosting two faculty from Tongji University, Shanghai, per year

Sponsored the Arts and Sciences Communication Studio

Facilitated a new group in Computational Mathematics

Created a new group in Materials Science (as Chair of the Mathematics Department)

Promoted K-12 outreach in Mathematics, English, Foreign Languages, and Social Studies

Fostered the creation and development of the Cain Center for Math and Science K-12 outreach

Led group getting an ROTC Language and Culture Project grant, a program of the Department of Defense administered by the Institute for International Education, to support the teaching of Arabic and Chinese for ROTC student-cadets

Created interdisciplinary concentrations in Secondary Education, Health Sciences, Studies in Organizations, Writing and Performing Arts, Studies in Social Issues, and Disaster Science Management

Implemented new pedagogical infrastructure for teaching Mathematics and English first and second level courses

Oversaw the moving of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and its clinic to a renovated space

Oversaw the creation of the 220-seat Mathematics Computer Learning Labs and oversaw and funded the renovation of office space for Women's and Gender Studies, International Studies, and African and African American Studies

Oversaw the moving of two faculty from a university museum into the Geography and Anthropology Department

**Fund-raising and
College Grants and Contracts**

Over $2,000,000 raised from private donors in 2008, with an additional $1,000,000 in State matching

Initiated the foundation of the Friends of Spanish (an alumni and friends donor group)

External grant awards of $6 to $9 million per year

**Professional Service**

Member of the External Committee of Evaluation of the Center
for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico, 2004 – 2008

Louisiana Board of Examiners for Sanitarians

Organizer and host for SECAC and Tri-State A&S Deans’ Meetings

Panelist at Workshop for Math Chairs at the American Math Society Annual Meetings

Board of the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators
(nonprofit offering alternative certification)

**University Service**

Deans’ Council

University Planning Council (the only dean in this council)

Enrollment Planning and Policy Committee

Comprehensive Academic Tracking Committee

Student Code of Conduct Committee

Promotion and Tenure Policy Review Committee

Office of International Programs Director Search Committee

University Delegate for Chinese Universities

Provost Search Committee

Naming University Facilities Committee

Board of the LSU Rural

Continuing Education Initiatives Committee

Tri-Dean Advisory Committee for Cain Center for Math & Science Literacy

Member of the University Planning Review of the Department of Finance

Designed the first matrix for assessment of Mathematics programs in 2002

Member of the Academic Standards and Honors Committee of LSU, 1992-1994.

Member of the Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate, 1992-1994, and vice president in 1992-1993

Member of the Campus Advisory Board of the Academic Center for Student-Athletes (2001)

Member of the LSU Retention Committee (2002)

Member of the Core Information Technology Meta-committee of the Center for Computation and Technology at LSU

**Publications**

**Edited books**

*Evolution Equations*, edited
jointly with G. Goldstein and F. Neubrander, *Lecture Notes in Pure and
Applied Mathematics, *168, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1994.

*Differential Geometry and
Control*, edited jointly with R. Gardner, H. Hermes, and H. Sussmann, Proc. Symposia Pure Mathematics, 64, American
Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1999.

**Journal Papers**

A One-Dimensional Deterministic
Free Boundary Problem, (with J. Pascal), *Divulg**.
Mat. 10 *(2002), No. 2, pp. 101-129.

Piecewise C^2
Viscosity Solutions for Stochastic Singular Control, (with J. R. Dorroh and J. Pascal), *Divulg**.** Mat*. 9 (2001),
No. 2, pp. 181-188.

Comparison of Stochastic Volterra Equations, (with P. Sundar),
*Bernoulli*, 6 (2000), No. 6, pp.
1001-1006.

Comparison of Solutions of
Stochastic Equations and Applications, *Stochastic Analysis and Applications*,
18 (2000), No. 2, pp. 211-229.

Control Optimo
Determinista Via Programacion Dinamica, (with J.
Pascal) (in Spanish with English abstract), *Divulg**.
Mat*.7 (1999), No. 2, pp. 167-185.

A Technique for
Stochastic Control Problems with Unbounded Control Set, (with J. R. Dorroh and P. Sundar), *Journal
of Theoretical Probability*, 12 (1999) pp. 255-270.

A Free Boundary
Problem in R^d with Both Smooth and Nonsmooth Fit, (with J. R. Dorroh),
*SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization*, 36, No. 2, (1998) pp. 579-589.

Piecewise C^1
Viscosity Solutions of Some Bellman Equations, (with J. R. Dorroh),
*Communications in Applied and Nonlinear Analysis*, 4 (1997) pp. 63-65.

A Multi-state,
Multi-control Problem with Unbounded Controls, (with J.R. Dorroh),
*SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization*, 32, 5 (1994) pp. 1322-1331.

A Simple Free
Boundary Problem in R^d, (with Omar Hijab),* SIAM
Journal on Control and Optimization*, 32, 2(1994) pp. 501-515.

Optimal
Advertising in Exponentially Decaying Markets, (with J.R.Dorroh),
*Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications*, 79, 2 (1993) pp.
219-236.

Optimal
Advertising in Growing-Stabilizing Markets, (with J.R.Dorroh),
*Optimal Control Applications and Methods, *14 (1993) pp. 221-228.

The Optimal Control Problem for the
Vidale-Wolfe Advertising Model Revisited, *Optimal
Control Appl. and Methods,* 11 (1990), pp. 363-368.

Approximation of
Stochastic Equations Driven by Predictable Processes, *Probability Theory and Related Fields*, 83 (1989), pp. 391-403.

A
Wong-Zakai Type Theorem for Certain Discontinuous Semimartingales, *Journal of Theoretical Probability*,
2, No.3, (1989), pp. 313-323.

On the Weak
Cauchy Problem in the Large for Semilinear Degenerate
Parabolic Equations", *Boll.** Unione
Mat. Italiana*, 7, 1-B (1987), pp. 571-589.

On the Degenerate Partial
Differential Equations of Stochastic Nonlinear Filtering, *Communications in
P.D.E.*, 10(6), (1985), pp. 555-634.

**Refereed Proceedings Papers**

Pathwise
Comparison of Arithmetic Brownian Motions and Log-normal Processes", (with
P. Sundar), *Stochastic Analysis, Control,
Optimization and Applications: A Volume in Honor of W.H. Fleming*, W.M. McEneaney, G. Yin, and Q. Zhang (Eds.), in Systems \&
Control: Foundations & Applications series, Birkhauser, Boston, 1999, pp. 541-546.

Stochastic Control
Problems with Unbounded Control Set, (with J. R. Dorroh
and P. Sundar) *Proceedings of the IEEE
SOUTHEASTCON '96*, Tampa, April 1996.

Stochastic Problems
with Unbounded Control Set, (with J. R. Dorroh and P.
Sundar), *Proceedings of the 28th IEEE Southeastern
Symposium on System Theory*, Baton Rouge, April 1996, pp.170-174.

Smooth Fit for Some
Bellman Equations, (with O. Hijab), *Recent Developments in Evolution
Equations *edited by A. C. McBride and G. F. Roach, Pitman Research Notes in
Math., 324 (1995) pp. 116-122.

Linear-Convex
Singular Control in Two Dimensions, (with O. Hijab), *Proceedings of the 32nd
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control*, Orlando, Florida, Dec. 1994, pp.
2600--2602.

Diffusions with
Positive Unbounded Controls, (with J. R. Dorroh and
P. Sundar), *Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE
Conference on Decision and Control*, Orlando, Florida, Dec. 1994, pp.
2591-2593.

An Optimal Synthesis
with Ordered Simultaneous Impulses, (with J.R.Dorroh),
*Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control*, San
Antonio, Texas, Dec. 1993, pp. 3797-3799.

Optimal Advertising
in a Time-Varying Market, (with J.R.Dorroh), *31st
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control*, Tucson, Arizona, Dec. 1992, pp.
2429-2431.

Stochastic Integral
Equations Controlled by COLLOR Processes, *Proc. 26 ^{th} IEEE
Conference on Decision and Control*, Los Angeles, California, Dec. 1987, pp.
769-770.

Smoothness of the Unnormalized Conditional Measures of Stochastic Nonlinear
Filtering, *Proc. of the 23rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control*,
Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 1984, pp. 705-711.

The Robust Equation
of Nonlinear Filtering, *Proc. of the 1984 American Control Conference*,
San Diego, California, June 1984, pp. 1470-1474.

The Robust Equation
Approach to Multidimensional Stochastic Nonlinear Filtering, *Probability
Theory on Vector Spaces III, Lecture Notes in Mathematics*, 1080, (1983),
pp. 46-60.

Robust Nonlinear
Filtering for a Problem with Unbounded Signal, (with H. J. Sussmann),
*Proc. of the 20th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control*, vol.1, San
Diego, California, Dec. 1981.

**Major
advisor for five Ph.Ds**

Richard Edie, (1994), employed at
Logistic Services International (

Jesus Pascal, (1998), Dean
College of Arts and Sciences, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Angel Cruz Delgado, (2000), Assoc. Prof., University of Puerto Rico.

Jamiiru Luttamaguzzi, (2002), Asst. Prof. Dept of Math. and Comp. Sci., Elizabeth City State Univ.,

Fabiana Cardetti, (2002), Assist Prof., University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Other teaching activities:

Undergraduate Honors thesis advisor for Carol San Soucie, who later went on to complete a Ph.D in Math at Rice Univ. Currently at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

REU advisor for three students working on an interdisciplinary summer project. Mentor for one Math MS student.

Developed curriculum and Math. courses for a Master of Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Finance.

Led a project provided by Hibernia Bank for the Mathematics Consultation Clinic. Creditor data was provided to the class with the goal of assessing the risk of the loan portfolio of the bank.

**Grants**

Minority Recruiting and Mentoring in Mathematics. One of four CoPIs., 2008-2010, BoR Enhancement grant, $150,000.

An REU Site for Environmental Research Experiences for SMET Minority Students in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, Frank Cartledge (PI). One of several faculty mentors. 2003-2006, NSF, $342,666.

Interdisciplinary Education, Outreach and Research in Control theory at LSU, BoR Enhancement grant, P. Wolenski, (PI). One of four CoPIs. $103,000.

Modeling trophic interactions and contaminant transfer in the Black Bayou Lake food web. One of 5 Co-PIs. 2002. Funded under BRIN (a grant from NIH to the Biology Department). $80,000.

1997 Amer. Math. Soc. Summer Research Institute (with Henry Hermes, Univ. of Colorado, Robert Gardner, Univ. of North Carolina, and Hector Sussmann, Rutgers Univ.), NSF, $125,000.

The interdisciplinary mentoring project Research Apprenticeship, Community Service and Academic Enhancement Training for LSU Engineering and Mathematics Students, with four Co PI's from Engineering. Initial NSF funding of $176,000 for 2000-2002 received additional funding for 2002-2004. My participation in this project was of around 20% of the funding. In the first year alone, seven economically disadvantaged undergraduate students in Mathematics received $2,500 scholarships as a result of this grant.

The Cauchy Problem for Higher Order Degenerate Parabolic Equations. Council on Research at LSU, 1984. $4,000.

Issues in
Nonlinear Filtering. N.S.F. sponsored Institute for Math. and its Applications, University of Minnesota, 1988. Awarded $5,000.

Research on Stochastic Differential Equations.Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University.Awarded salary for summer 1987.

Group Representation Theory, Differential Equations, and Probability. Group grant with 8 principal investigators, 1987-91. Funded by EPSCoR/NSF/LEQSF. $262,000.

NSF/CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences (with Jimmie Lawson), awarded $25,443, Conference held at LSU in May 1991.

The Mathematics of Control Theory (with Jimmie Lawson), Board of Regents Enhancement grant for 1990-92, awarded $7,500.

Enhancement of the Master of Science Degree Program in Finance with the Minor in Mathematics (with William Lane, Finance), for 1996-1998, $25,150 awarded by LEQSF.

**Description of activities and accomplishments at the
Louisiana Department of Education July 2010-June2012**

I held the position of Deputy Superintendent of the Office of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at the Louisiana Department of Education for the period July 2010-June 2012. This position was created in July 2010 as a result of a reorganization of the LDoE. The Office of STEM had four staff members and two grants when it was initiated. By early 2012 the office had eleven staff members and was funded by five extramural grants besides State funding.

**The Office of STEM**
was charged with advancing K-12 student achievement in STEM areas. Our staff both designed and provided support
to low achieving schools through Professional Development for Louisiana
teachers, school and district leaders, or we contracted with outside providers
as needs arose and funding permitted. Our office applied for grant funding and
provided support to districts and schools as they applied for grants to fund
professional development initiatives. We had initiatives funded by the State
8(g) BESE Fund, by federal agencies, and by private Foundations.

With the aim of focusing our work on achieving student
outcomes, the Office of STEM supported the nine Louisiana Critical Goals for
student achievement, but specifically Goal #5: Students perform at or above
grade level (Basic and above) in math by eighth grade on the LEAP
assessment. Our office had initiatives
impacting several hundred schools across the State and aggressively planned for
the implementation of the new **Common
Core State Standards in Mathematics** in K-12 schools by Fall
2014. These new standards will be common to most states in the US and are based
on international standards. They include substantial upgrades in content for
each grade over the current Louisiana curriculum and promote fundamental
changes in pedagogy for the classroom and in assessment techniques. The Office
of STEM fulfilled other tasks as required by the State Superintendent of
Education.

**Grants**

·
**Jason
Program in Louisiana** provided professional development for
120 middle school science teachers. Guillermo Ferreyra
wrote the proposal (GF would be considered the PI in a university setting).
$115,000 awarded by the Louisiana Division of Administration to the Louisiana
Department of Education for 2011-2013.

·
**Math
and Science Partnerships** are formula funding grants from
the US Department of Education to the Louisiana Department of Education to
establish partnerships between higher-education institutions and local school
districts to provide high quality professional development for in-service
teachers. The focus in 2011 was 5^{th} grade math, 5^{th} grade
Science, and 8^{th} grade math. $3.2 million was available for FY2012.
PI: Jean May-Brett (staff member of the Office of STEM).

·
**Louisiana
Integration Grant**. Guillermo Ferreyra,
who would be considered a co-PI in a university setting, managed the math
portion of this grant that provides professional development to 8^{th},
9^{th} and 10^{th} grade math teachers focusing on the
Formative Assessments to prepare classrooms for the Common Core State
Standards. Estimated value of the math portion of this grant is $500,000 per
year. It was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

·
**Race
to the Top**. This three-year grant from the US Department of
Education to the Louisiana Department of Education is to promote K-12 education
reform and education with a focus on STEM areas. GF, who would be considered a co-PI in a university setting, is responsible for the
portion of the grant promoting STEM educational programs in Louisiana. This
portion of the grant is valued at approximately at $300,000 per year.

·
**STEM
Initiatives** are funded through a **BESE 8(g)** grant to the Office of STEM
to provide professional development services in STEM areas to teachers, school
and district leaders. $400,000 for FY 2011 was awarded.

**Presentations and Participation, as Deputy
Superintendent of the Office of STEM, at Workshops and Conferences for Jul.
2010-Jun. 2012**

**Conference/Workshop presentations**

· Office of STEM Priorities, Cabinet Retreat of the Louisiana Department of Education, Aug. 22-24, 2010, Cypress Point, LA.

·
*Office of
STEM Functions, *Leadership Summit for Superintendents, Sept 29-Oct 1, 2010,
Lake Charles, LA.* *

·
*The Office
of STEM Initiatives, *Annual meeting of the Louisiana Consortium of Math
Supervisors, Jan. 21, 2011, Alexandria, LA.

·
*Linking
Good Intentions to Effective Outcomes*, Meeting of New School Board Members, ,Jan. 2011, Baton Rouge.

·
*The Common
Core State Standards, *Meeting of the deans of the Louisiana Association of
Colleges of Teacher Education, Jan 12, 2011, Baton Rouge, LA.

·
*The High
School Readiness Program*, March 2011, Bossier, LA; repeated on Apr. 15,
2011; June 9, 2011, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.

·
Webinar: *RFA
for the Louisiana Integration Grant from the Gates Foundation,*
May 2011.* *

·
*Teacher
Based Professional Development Budgeting*, BESE Retreat, Aug. 2011, Baton
Rouge, LA**.**

·
*The
Projects Supported by the Louisiana Integration Grant*, presentation for
leaders of five Louisiana Integration Districts, Aug. 2011

·
Presentation at the annual meeting of the
Louisiana Charter School Leaders, Oct. 2011, New Orleans, LA.

·
*K-12 STEM
Programs*, Presentation at the Louisiana School Boards Association, Nov. 7,
2011, Baton Rouge, LA.

·
Organized and delivered at *Gates Math Cohort Initial Meeting, *a one-day workshop for 60
educators, Jefferson Parish School Board, Nov. 11, 2011, Metairie, LA.

**Conference/Workshop participation**

·
*The Disney
Leadership Program, *LSU, August 2010.

·
*Superintendents
Solutions Summit*, Jan.
2011, Washington, DC.

·
*Formative
Assessment for Common Core Readiness, *University of Delaware, Feb. 1-2,
2011.

·
*State
Leaders’ Forum* sponsored by SREB and the State Consortium for Improving
High Schools and Middle Grades Schools. Nov. 3 – 4, 2011, Jacksonville,
Florida.

·
*Cross-State
Learning Collaborative,* a workshop sponsored by the Gates Foundation for
Louisiana, Kentucky, and Colorado educators, Feb. 22-24, 2012, Denver,
Colorado.

· Math Solutions/Gates Foundation workshop on the Math Shell Tasks for Louisiana math teachers and leaders, Jan. 18-20, 2012.

· Math Solutions/Gates Foundation workshop on the Math Shell Tasks for Colorado math teachers and leaders, Feb. 6-8, 2012, Denver, Colorado.

· Annual Meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Apr. 23-25, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.