About Mohamed Omar
Mohamed Omar is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Davis. Before arriving at Harvey Mudd College, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology.
Mohamed’s mission is to change the world from math-phobic to math-loving, and he has fiercely devoted his life to inclusion in mathematics. In 2018, he won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award, an early-career undergraduate teaching award given to no more than three educators annually. He has been featured in Forbes and Scientific American, and he is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized journals in his research specialty, applications of algebra to discrete mathematics.