About Dean Giordano

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About Dean Giordano

Dean Giordano joined the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University on August 5, 2013.

For more than four decades, he has dedicated his career to education and has received an array of awards and accolades for excellence in teaching. Even as COSAM’s Dean, he continues to mentor students and pushes them to excel in both the classroom and in the laboratory.

In addition to directing the research of graduate student in Physics, he participates in Auburn University’s Summer Science Institute where he encourages high-achieving high school students to apply physics to understand how musical instruments work.

Dean Giordano was selected as the Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2004 and received the Murphy Award for Excellence in Teaching from Purdue University in 2003.

His career includes research in computational biophysics, musical acoustics and physics of the piano. As an expert in his field, he was recognized “for advancement of computational modeling in music acoustics” by the Acoustical Society of America and selected as a Fellow in 2019. He has also been a Fellow of the American Physical Society for nearly three decades.

Dean Giordano earned his doctorate degree in engineering and applied sciences from Yale University and his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He returned to Purdue and spent three decades working as an assistant professor, associate professor, professor, assistant dean of science, associate dean of science, and department head. In 2018, he was the recipient of a prestigious distinguished alumnus award at Purdue University.

He and his wife Pat reside in Auburn. Dean Giordano is the father of two children and a grandfather of both teenage twins and a lovely one-year-old granddaughter.  

Nicholas J. Giordano

Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics

246 Sciences Center Classrooms Building
Office: (334) 844-5737
Fax: (334) 844-5748
E-mail: njg0003@auburn.edu