Mohammed A. Qazi

Tuskegee University | Tuskegee, AL | 2021

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I personally view mentoring as a bilateral, mutually beneficial partnership between all those who are involved in the mentoring process, whether in the context of teaching, research, or outreach. This award is testimony to the commitment of many stakeholders to work together and use the powerful tool of mentoring to address the most complex problems in broadening STEM participation.

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Mohammed Qazi is a professor of mathematics at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL, where he has taught since the year 2000 following completion of a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Since January 2020, Mohammed also serves as Associate Dean for Research and Outreach in the College of Arts and Sciences at Tuskegee. One of his responsibilities as Associate Dean is to mentor faculty members in his college in the advancement of their research portfolios. Mohammed’s STEM mentoring programs provide opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities at many levels, including K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and the professoriate to gain deep experiences in STEM and to promote their persistence and success in these fields. He is most proud of the broad alliances of school districts, postsecondary institutions, and other stakeholders that he has been able to forge to address deep and persistent problems in broadening STEM participation and try to do so at scale. Mohammed’s efforts are supported by grants from NSF on which he assumes leadership roles. Mohammed has also co-authored journal papers focusing on STEM broadening participation and mentoring. Additionally, as a mathematician, Mohammed maintains productivity in his main area of scientific research (Approximation Theory). Mohammed completed his B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. In recognition of his mentoring initiatives and research activities, Mohammed was awarded the 2012 Tuskegee University Faculty Achievement Award.