Dean of Academic Life
Academic Background and Selected Distinctions
Dean Huber earned an MS and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MSE (Master of Science in Engineering) in Materials Science and Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Physics/Engineering from Loyola College. He is a member of the following honor societies: Phi Kappa Phi (National Academic), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Omega Rho (Operations Research), and Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics).
Huber has published five books—West Point’s Field of Dreams: Major League Baseball at Doubleday Field (Vermont Heritage Press, 2004), Mythematics: Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules (Princeton University Press, 2009), and the “Triple Crown of Sabermetrics”, Understanding Sabermetrics: An Introduction to the Science of Baseball (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2008), Practicing Sabermetrics: Putting the Science of Baseball Statistics to Work (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2009), and Reasoning With Sabermetrics: Applying Statistical Science to Baseball’s Tough Questions (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012). He has also written chapters in seven other books and has co-written a solutions manual for Mathematical Models with Discrete Dynamical Systems (McGraw-Hill/Primis Custom Publishing, 2002). He has more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals and has presented at local, national, and international conferences on mathematics, sabermetrics, assessment, and faculty development.
Dean Huber has been an investigator in two multi-year projects funded by National Science Foundation grants, in Differential Equations and in Faculty Development. He has been awarded Muhlenberg College’s Robert C. Williams Faculty Research Award for outstanding scholarship and creative work. He has sponsored more than 25 student research projects. He has taught courses in mathematics and military science.
Dean Huber served in the United States Army for over twenty-four years, as both a commander of combat engineer soldiers and a staff officer, primarily in airborne and mechanized troop units or at the United States Military Academy. His military leadership abilities have provided a strong foundation for his educational leadership abilities. He graduated with distinction from the US Army Command and General Staff College.
He has been active nationally in the following professional associations: the Mathematics Association of America, the Society of American Baseball Research, and the American Mathematics Society.