Kenneth Berenhaut elected councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research
February 26, 2009
Kenneth Berenhaut, associate professor of mathematics at Wake Forest University, has been elected to a three-year term as councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division.
CUR was founded in 1978 to support and promote high quality collaborative research and scholarship between undergraduate students and faculty. Councilors are the national organization’s governing body, and are elected by the members of each of its seven disciplinary divisions and one at-large division.
Berenhaut is the first Wake Forest faculty member elected to the council.
Berenhaut is editor-in-chief of “Involve – a Journal of Mathematics,” published by Mathematical Sciences Publisher through the University of California, Berkeley, which highlights research co-authored by faculty and students. Berenhaut’s own research includes 12 published works co-authored with undergraduate students, 35 works co-authored with graduate students, as well as one co-authored with a Winston-Salem area high school student. He received a $20,000 grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics in 2008.
Berenhaut researches applied probability, discrete dynamics and mathematical and statistical models, as well as number theory and matrix inequalities. He serves on more than a dozen editorial boards and was the recipient of the 2007 Wake Forest University Excellence in Research Award.
Berenhaut holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Manitoba, a master’s in mathematics and a doctorate in statistics from the University of Georgia.