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William E. Fitzgibbon, III, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Technology, University of Houston
William E. Fitzgibbon, III earned both his BA and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University in 1968 and 1972 respectively. He is currently serving as Dean of the College of Technology of University of Houston and holds professorial rank in both the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Engineering Technology of the University of Houston. Previously he served as Chair of the Department of the Mathematics, co-Head of the Department of Computer Science and President of the University of Houston Faculty Senate. Over the course of his career he has held faculty positions at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Bordeaux I and the University of Bordeaux II as well as a research position at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. His academic discipline is applied mathematics with specialization in mathematical biology (mathematical models in epidemiology and ecology), reactive flow, and nonlinear partial differential equations and systems. He has well over 130 research articles plus numerous articles, reviews, and reports and has lectured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Fitzgibbon is a member of numerous professional, scientific and honorary societies. Currently he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Houston Technology Center, the Technology Infrastructure Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Board of Advisors for the Abramson Center for the Future of Health, and the Board of Directors of the East End Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Technology Executive, Club of Houston, the Petroleum Club, and the Houston World Affairs Council.