Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Just as exploring the history and the relationships of mathematics add value to his teaching, Michael Tsatsomeros’s timely insights and on-point professional guidance add value to his graduate advising and mentoring.
Over the course of his 20-year career at WSU, Michael has supervised three postdoctoral fellows and guided 10 PhD students and nine master’s students to degree completion. Four more of his graduate students are in progress. He has also served on dozens of advising committees at WSU and as an external advisor for several students at schools in India, Canada, and the U.S.
Michael understands the importance of career preparation and often assists his students in preparing for interviews. Eight of Michael’s PhD students have secured academic positions at higher education institutions and two work in related industries.
He currently chairs the graduate qualifying exam committee. Previously, he served six years as director of the graduate program and 11 years on the graduate studies committee.
Michael is an accomplished and internationally renowned scholar whose high standards and constructive perceptions enable up-and coming mathematicians to succeed.