This is me after 35 years at Wichita State University (now in my 51st
year). I came to Wichita State University (then known as The University of
Wichita) in the fall of 1962. My original intent was to stay for one year then
work my way back to my home state of California, in particular, the northern
area. Instead I remained here and for over 40 of my 51 years here I had served
as Associate Chair in addition to my teaching duties.
am married and have a son in Michigan (with a wife, son and daughter), a
daughter in Minnesota (with a husband and two daughters) and a step-son (with a wife and daughter) here in
the Wichita area.
I have enjoyed my time here at WSU.
I have had the opportunity to meet many outstanding students at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. The growth of the department has been fun to
participate in and watch. In 1962 the department was struggling with a very
weak undergraduate program and an inadequate graduate program which offered the
MS and MA degrees. The department changed swiftly and dramatically in the 60's
and entered the 70's with a strong undergraduate program and a very good masters
level program. The mid to late 80's brought a PhD program and many fine
graduate students. I have also had the opportunity to meet and work with some
outstanding faculty members. We have some faculty in mathematics and statistics
who have very strong international reputations.
been great fun watching the growth of the department and being able to
participate in that growth.
My interests in mathematics
include geometry, the history of mathematics, number theory and applications of
mathematics to genetics. I enjoy messing around with computers and often wonder
if I would have ever graduated if computers were available when I was an
In the late 1960s, I wrote a book on
Finite Mathematics. It was done the old fashioned way with pad of paper, pencil
and typewriter. Now I do all my writing on the computer using the LaTeX document
preparing system, which makes writing much easier.
I think it's time to return to my home page.