Dr. Jayasuriya is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Purdue North Central. In addition, he is the Director of Graduate Studies at PNC. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Numerical Analysis. His research interest is in Finite Element Methods. Prior to joining PNC in 2011, Dr. Jayasuriya was the Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indian. Dr. Jayasuriya has won five teaching awards in three different institutions.