Baylor Chair of Mathematics Recognized as 2024 American Mathematics Society Fellow

Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., honored for her outstanding contributions to mathematical sciences

December 4, 2023
Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D.

Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., has been honored as a 2024 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for her outstanding contributions to mathematical sciences.

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2023) – Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., department chair and professor of mathematics at Baylor University, was named a 2024 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, one of only four mathematicians from Baylor to be honored with the prestigious designation.

“It is quite an honor to be inducted into the AMS as a Fellow, and this attests to Dr. Mitrea’s impact on her discipline – both as an exceptional mathematics scholar and teacher,” said Lee Nordt, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor. 

Mitrea is among 40 mathematicians from around the world recognized each year for their outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

“By being bestowed this award by my peers I am now part of a group of mathematicians who have distinguished themselves for their contributions to the profession,” Mitrea said. “This group consists of outstanding mathematicians, of highest caliber, and I feel deeply honored to be included in their ranks.”

As chair of the mathematics department, Mitrea strives to build the reputation of Baylor as an internationally recognized institution for research and education in mathematics. Areas of strength in the department include algebra, analysis, differential equations, functional analysis, mathematics education, mathematical physics, computational mathematics, numerical analysis, representation theory and topology.

“We offer great mathematics content with excellent and dedicated professors,” Mitrea said. “Strong researchers and educators attract strong students.”  

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics. A Bachelor of Science degree also is offered in applied mathematics. Undergraduates and graduates students also can work alongside faculty in a range of research areas in pure and applied mathematics.


Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., joined the Department of Mathematics at Baylor University in August 2019. Prior to Baylor, she was on the faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia for 23 years, where she held The Houchins Distinguished Professorship from 2016- 2019.

Mitrea’s research is at the interface between Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Differential Geometry and Geometric Measure Theory. Her teaching awards include a University of Missouri Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and a University of Missouri Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award. She also has been involved in outreach activities, including work with mathematics teachers, hosting math competitions for students, as well as training middle school and high school students for various math competitions. For her work with middle school students Professor Mitrea was recognized by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, in the Oval Office at the White House, on Dec. 12, 2003.

To date, Mitrea has advised nine Masters and Ph.D. students. Currently, she is an editor for “Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations.” Her most recent publication is a five-volume monograph on “Geometric Harmonic Analysis.”


The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University’s largest academic division, consisting of 25 academic departments in the sciences, humanities, fine arts and social sciences, as well as 11 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. The College’s undergraduate Unified Core Curriculum, which routinely receives top grades in national assessments, emphasizes a liberal education characterized by critical thinking, communication, civic engagement and Christian commitment. Arts & Sciences faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines. Visit the College of Arts & Sciences website.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.