Srabatsi Dutta, PhDCollege of Liberal Arts
Dr. Srabatsi Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from SUNY-Stony Brook. Her thesis there focused on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Astrophysics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science from Berea College. Dr. Dutta has been active in both research and teaching Mathematics and currently does research with many colleagues across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Belgium. She organizes mathematical conferences, has contributed paper-sessions for the Mathematical Association of America- New Jersey, has held math-related workshops for students, is a co-director of the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Competition, and has judged mathematical competitions in New York and the Northern New Jersey Regional Science Fair. She recently was selected as the Assistant Editor for the Association of Women in Science. Dr. Dutta has received many grants and awards for her teaching and services but considers her award from the Educational Opportunity Fund as the most memorable. Dr. Dutta learned about online teaching at Ashford while doing research with colleagues at Stony Brook University. She says, “I delved right into the field as it gives me the opportunity to change the lives of my students and at the same time provides me so much freedom to pursue my research and other activities. My most satisfying teaching experiences have always been my interactions with students, helping them become life-long learners. I have mentored many students, and many of them have become my friends.” Besides teaching, Dr. Dutta also loves reading, writing, gardening, photography, adventure sports, blogging, and traveling. She is involved in sponsoring girls’ education in Gambia and hopes to use the nonprofit organization Starfish International to do more volunteer work for this cause.