Andrew F. Rich

Manchester College

North Manchester, IN 46962


(260) 982-2130 (home) email:

(260) 982-5313 (office)



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



Global Analysis, History of Mathematics, Undergraduate Problem Solving



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


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



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


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  


Mathematical Association of America