abstract algebra

Dr. Darren Wick

Dr. Darren D. Wick received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University; a master of science degree in mathematics from Utah State University; and a doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. Dr. Wick came to Ashland University in 2000 following 5 years as a member of the department of mathematics at Millsaps College. He has taught a wide variety of courses in his career, most recently elementary statistics, calculus, numerical analysis, and history of mathematics. His research interests include associative ring theory and algebra, the foundations of mathematics, and open source software applications.

Dr. Gordon Swain

Dr. Gordon Swain

Dr. Gordon Swain, professor of mathematics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. In addition to teaching a large variety of mathematics courses, including statistics, calculus, linear and abstract algebra, he is active in College and University governance. He served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from 2001-2007, and was also the 2001 recipient of the Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. His areas of mathematical interest include abstract algebra (noncommutative rings) and undergraduate mathematics in general. He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, his MS in mathematics from the University of Vermont, and a BS in physics and mathematics from Eastern Nazarene College.

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