Maura Mast is Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Fordham University. Prior to joining Fordham, Dr. Mast was a faculty member and Associate Vice Provost at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has also taught at the University of Notre Dame, Wellesley College, and Northeastern University. Dr. Mast conducts mathematical research in differential geometry, exploring the relationship between geometric and analytic properties of manifolds. In addition to her mathematics research, Dr. Mast is an advocate for student success in mathematics, with a deep conviction that mathematics can be used as a means to overcome injustice and inequality. She has held leadership roles in several mathematics societies, including the Association for Women in Mathematics. Her textbook “Common Sense Mathematics” was published by MAA Press in 2015 and her co-edited volume “Women in Mathematics: Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematics Association of America” was published by Springer in 2017. She has been a member of the Clavius Mathematics Group, an organization of Jesuit and lay mathematicians from around the world, for over 15 years.