Phil Kutzko, Ph.D.
Professor and Collegiate Fellow, University of Iowa; Director, National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences
Phil Kutzko is a Professor of Mathematics and a Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa, having joined the UI faculty in 1974. His area of research is the representation theory of p-adic groups with applications to number theory via the Langlands program. He is the author, with Colin Bushnell, of a monograph in the Annals of Mathematical Studies (Princeton University Press) and gave an invited address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1986. He has held several visiting appointments, including appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, l’Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, and Kings College London. His work was the subject of a National Science Foundation-sponsored international conference at the University of Iowa in the fall of 2006. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Kutzko is active in the national effort to increase the number of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in mathematics and other STEM fields who earn doctoral degrees. He directed the NSF-funded Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate program at UI and served as director of the university’s Sloan Scholarship program. He presently directs the NSF-funded National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences and serves as senior advisor and principal investigator of the recently funded UI-Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring, one of five such centers nationally.

Dr. Kutzko has received significant recognition for these efforts. He gave the Mathematical Association of America James R. C. Leitzel Lecture in 2011. He was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Public Service Award by the American Mathematical Society. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony in 2009.