Andrew F. Rich

Manchester College

North Manchester, IN 46962

 

(260) 982-2130 (home) email: africh@manchester.edu

(260) 982-5313 (office)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Mathematics 1989 University of Chicago

Thesis: "A Lefschetz Theorem for Foliated Manifolds"

Advisors: Steven Hurder, Melvin Rothenberg

M.S. Mathematics 1978 University of Chicago

B.A. Mathematics 1977 Bethel College (Kansas)

Highest Distinction

GPA: 4.00

Minor: Physics

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Global Analysis, History of Mathematics, Undergraduate Problem Solving

 

SELECTED HONORS

Project Kaleidoscope - Faculty for the 21st Century, 1994

Graves Lectureship for Outstanding Teaching in the Mathematics Department,

University of Chicago, 1984

Danforth Graduate Fellow, 1977-1984

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1977-1980

William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition top 100, 1975, 1976

United States National Merit Presidential Scholar, 1973

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2002-2006

Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1998-present

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1992-1998

 

University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 2006 Jan. 2007

 

Handong University, Pohang, South Korea

Visiting Professor of Mathematics, 1999-2000

 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Assistant Professor in Mathematics, 1989-1992

 

Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Instructor in Mathematics, 1985-1986

 

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Lecturer in Mathematics, 1979-1985

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Better Box Paradox, Bethel College STEM Symposium invited address, North Newton, Kansas, October 5, 2007

 

012-Binary Representations, University of St. Andrews Maths Colloquium, St. Andrews, Scotland, November 2, 2007

 

Is Daylength Sinusoidal?, MAA Indiana Section, Taylor University, March 18, 2006.

 

Pi, Science Seminar, Manchester College, March 14, 2005

 

Leftist Numbers, MAA Indiana Section, Goshen, Indiana, October 18, 2003

 

Godel's Incompleteness Theorem, Philosophy Colloquium, Manchester, April 2003

 

Continued Fractions, Science Seminar, Manchester College, September 25, 2000

 

T-birds and delta t: Mathematics at Ford Motor Company, Mathematics and Statistics Conference, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, September 26, 1997

 

The Golden Ratio: Is There Beauty in Mathematics?, convocation address at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, November 7, 1994

 

The Apportionment Problem: Does Montana Have a Case?, MAA Kansas Section, April 5, 1992

 

The Horocyle Foliation of SL(2,R) and its Cohomology, presented at Midwest Geometry Conference, University of Kansas, April 24, 1991

 

Leafwise Heat Operators and Lefschetz Theory, presented at Foliations: A Conference in Memory of Bruce Reinhart, University of Maryland, College Park, Sept. 14, 1989

COURSES TAUGHT

Remedial Mathematics Abstract Algebra
Mathematics for Liberal Arts Geometry
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I Real Analaysis
College Algebra Advanced Calculus II
Precalculus Seminar on Combinatorics
Calculus I Introduction to Topology
Calculus II Differential Geometry
Multivariable Calculus Numerical Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations Engineering Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics Mathematics for Architects
Introduction to Statistics various Senior Projects and Tutorials
Linear Algebra I First Year Colloquium
Linear Algebra II  
   
   

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Mathematical Association of America