About the Provost

Peter K. Moore

Peter K. Moore, SMU’s Associate Provost for Curricular Innovation and Policy, has been appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ad interim effective July 1, 2019.  As Provost, Dr. Moore oversees all aspects of academic activity at SMU including seven academic units: Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman School of Law, Meadows School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Guildhall as well as SMU Libraries, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and other academic programs.

In his former position as Associate Provost, Dr. Moore worked to promote innovations in curricular structure and content.  Since 2014, he has worked with the Council on General Education, the Faculty Senate’s Academic Policies Committee, as well as faculty across the University to improve the university’s curricula based on data and experience gained from the University Curriculum of 2010. Dr. Moore has also chaired the Educational Programs Committee, which advises the Provost on matters involving curricular change, new program initiation, and program discontinuance.

About Peter Moore

Moore joined the Department of Mathematics in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences in August 2000, after serving 11 years as a faculty member at Tulane University in New Orleans. His teaching interests include calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis and modeling.

He served as department chair from August 2005 to May 2009, and twice as dean ad interim of the College: from June 2009 to July 2010 and from June to August 2014. His SMU service also includes membership on the Provost’s Committee on Tenure and Promotion and the Steering Committee for Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C).

As a researcher, Moore is an expert in the computational solution of reaction-diffusion equations that occur in a variety of scientific and engineering applications. His projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, among others.

Moore’s work has been published in several major peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Numerical Mathematics, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Mathematics of Computation, Chemical Physics Letters, the Journal of Computational Physics, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, and Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.

Moore received the “M” Award, SMU’s highest honor for service to the University, in 2012. In 2010, during his first appointment as Dedman College acting dean, he became the first administrator to be elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the SMU (Gamma of Texas) chapter. His professional service includes an appointment to the editorial board of Applied Numerical Mathematics from January 2004 to December 2009.

Moore received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Michigan Technological University in 1981. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1983 and 1988.