Scott Wolpert received his B.S. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in 1972 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976. He came to Maryland in 1976. He has held visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Columbia University and Harvard University. He is a former Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a former International Congress of Mathematicians speaker, and a former National Science Foundation - Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences regional conference speaker. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and has served as an associate dean at Maryland. He is serving as chair of the Mathematics Department since 2013.