Stephen A. Doblin Biography

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Dr. Stephen A. Doblin

Steve Doblin, Lamar University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he earned the B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, all in mathematics. While an undergraduate at Alabama, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, and as a graduate student was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Traineeship and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

In 1972, Dr. Doblin joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served as chair of the Department of Mathematics for nine years and as dean of the College of Science & Technology for twelve years. He has published articles dealing with mathematics, mathematics education, and university administration, and received funding for a variety of mathematics teacher-training projects from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Doblin is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Kappa. His honors include membership in several who’s who societies, two university-wide Excellence in Teaching Awards, and selection as Mississippi Educational Administrator of the Year. While in Hattiesburg, he served on the local boards of directors of the Area Development Partnership, Forrest General Home Care, and the Salvation Army. He is a past president of both the Hattiesburg Area Education Foundation and the Mississippi Power Education Foundation Board of Directors. In 1995, Doblin retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, following more than twenty-three years of service.

Dr. Doblin joined Lamar University in July 2001 as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas and the Senior Fellowship Program of the Division of Universities and Health Related Institutions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and currently serves on the advisory board of the JASON Alliance of Southeast Texas, as a member of the Rotary Club of Beaumont and a Paul Harris Fellow, and as president of the Texas Council of Chief Academic Officers, and also served for two years as president of the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanuel of Beaumont. In addition, Dr. Doblin teaches a large section of freshman mathematics each fall.