Michael Ferrara, Ph.D.

Program Director
Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation

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Michael Ferrara is a permanent program director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation. He earned his PhD in mathematics from Emory University in 2005 and prior to coming to the NSF was most recently a professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver from 2009 - 2020.  Dr. Ferrara maintains active research programs in extremal combinatorics and undergraduate STEM education.  He currently serves as co-lead on the NSF S-STEM program in addition to his work with the HSI, IUSE, and the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship programs.