Daniele Struppa, Ph.D.

President
Chapman University

Dr. Daniele Struppa joined Chapman University as Provost in July 2006 and he then assumed the position of Chancellor in July 2007. On September 1, 2016, Dr. Struppa became Chapman’s thirteenth President.

Prior to coming to Chapman University, Dr. Struppa had a distinguished career as a Professor of Mathematics, and occupied positions at the University of Milano (Italy), at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (Italy), at the University of Calabria (Italy) and, since 1987, at George Mason University. While at George Mason, Dr. Struppa served as director of the Center for the Applications of Mathematics, as chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and as associate dean for graduate studies. In 1997 he was selected dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at George Mason University, a position he held until he joined Chapman University.

Dr. Struppa earned his laurea in mathematics from the University of Milan, Italy in 1977, and received his doctorate degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1981. His research focuses on the field of Fourier Analysis and its applications to a variety of problems including the algebraic analysis of systems of differential equations, signal processing and pattern recognition. He is the author of ten volumes, more than 200 peer reviewed publications, and holds several patents in the field of signal processing.

Dr. Struppa has received numerous awards, including the 2016 Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences, the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors.