There are many new faculty this year in
mathematics departments throughout the section.
Matanuska Susitna College of University of Alaska Anchorage hired
Dr. Jan Vandever from South Dakota State
University as an Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Three faculty in the mathematics department at the
University of Oregon officially retired
last year: Bruce Barnes, Bill Kantor and Stu Thomas. These three
retirees have been replaced by three new faculty members. They are
Marcin Bownik (Ph.D., Washington
University, St. Louis), Bernhard Krotz
(Ph.D., University of Erlangen), and Alexander
Polishchuk (Ph.D., Harvard).
Assistant Professor Christopher Hallstrom
joined the faculty at the University of Portland
this fall. Chris received his BA in physics from Reed College (1992); MS
and PhD from University of Chicago (1994, 2000) in applied
mathematics. He comes to UOP after a 3-year VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow
at Brown University. His primary research interests are Partial
Differential Equations and Fluid Mechanics.
Seattle University Mathematics Department
welcomed two new tenure-track faculty this fall.
Maria K. Robinson came
from a three-year Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship at the
University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in low-dimensional
topology from Emory University in 2000, and is a Project Next Fellow
(2001-2002). Maria's special interests include directing undergraduate
research in knot theory and working toward improvements in undergraduate
education. David Neel, who completed the A.M. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) in Mathematics at Dartmouth
College, is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. David spent
the past three years at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri,
as Assistant Professor of Mathematics. His areas of special interest
include combinatorics, matroid theory, graph theory, history of
mathematics, and writing literary fiction.
Southern Oregon University welcomes
Ms. Nancy Imig to their department this
year, who will be coordinating and teaching most classes in their
developmental math series. Nancy comes most recently from Portland
Dr. Carol Overdeep joined the mathematics
faculty at Western Oregon University in the
fall of 2003. She received her doctorate in difference equations from
the University of Rhode Island and brings with her extensive industry
experience and a MBA.
has two faculty hires:
Colin Starr and Elizabeth Stanhope.
Liz graduated from Dartmouth in 2002 and spent last year doing a
post-doc at the University of Michigan. Colin graduated from Kentucky
in 1998 and taught for five years at Stephen F. Austin in Texas.
Willamette is searching again this year
for another retirement replacement, so they will have another new
faculty member next year.