William Polk Russell Professor of Mathematics

Pomona College

610 N. College Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711-6348

(909) 621-8409

- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 1986.

Advisor: Professor I. Martin Isaacs.

Dissertation Topic: Capable Groups and Fully Ramified Characters. - M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 1979.
- B.A. (with High Honors) Oberlin College, May 1977.

Double major in Mathematics and Economics.

- July 2008 - Present: William Polk Russell Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
- July 1989 - Present: Extended Graduate Faculty Member, School of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
- July 2001 - June 2008: Professor, Department of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
- July 2004 - June 2007: Chair, Department of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
- July 2000 - June 2003: Associate Dean of the College, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
- July 1993 - June 2001: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
- August 1989 - June 1993: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
- August 1986 - August 1989: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Northridge, CA.
- July 1985 - July 1986: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.
- Sept. 1977 - June 1979, Sept. 1982-Dec. 1983, Sep. 1984-June 1985: Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- Sept. 1979 - June 1980: Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran.

- February 1, 2019-March 31, 2019: Visiting Scholar, Center for Science and Society, Columbia University, New York.
- September 1, 2018-November 5, 2018: Visiting Researcher, Combinatorial Geometry Group, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
- June 2002, August 2003, August 2006, and May 2016: Visiting Researcher, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran.
- April 2000 - August 2000: Visiting Associate in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, California Institute of Technology.
- June 1999 - August 1999: Visiting Researcher, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran.
- July 1996 - January 1997: Visiting Associate in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, California Institute of Technology.
- December 1995 - January 1996: United Nations Mission to Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran.
- December 1991 - January 1992: United Nations Mission to Sharif Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
- August 1990 - December 1990: Member, Mathematical Science Research Institute, Program on Representations of Finite Groups, Berkeley, CA.
- Jan. 1984 - June 1984: N.S.F. supported Research Assistant, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, England.

- May 2018.
*The Wig Teaching Award*, Pomona College. - January 2017.
*Pomona College's Faculty Alumni Service Award*. - April 2016.
*The 7C (Claremont Colleges) Faculty Diversity Award for Mentoring*. - January 2015. The Mathematical Association of America's
*Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics*. - November 2014.
*Southern California-Nevada Section of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) Teaching Award*. - May 2013.
*The Wig Teaching Award*, Pomona College. - May 2008. Named the
*William Polk Russell Professor of Mathematics*at Pomona College. - May 2008.
*The Wig Teaching Award*, Pomona College. - January 2008. American Library Association's
*Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2007*for the book*Approximately Calculus*, AMS, 2006. - May 1999.
*The Wig Teaching Award*, Pomona College. - July 1998. The Mathematical Association of America's
*Carl B. Allendoerfer Award*for the Mathematics Magazine article ``Variations on an Irrational Theme-Geometry, Dynamics, Algebra'',**70**(1997), 93-104, co-authored with Dan Kalman, and Robert Mena. - May 1993.
*The Wig Teaching Award*, Pomona College. - May 1977.
*Phi Beta Kappa*.

- July 2005--Present. Member of the Editorial Board of
*Order, A Journal on the Theory of Ordered Sets and its Applications,*published by Springer. - April 2019--Present. Member of the Editorial Board of
*Math Horizons*published by the MAA. - October 2007--January 2013. Member of the Editorial Board of the Mathematical Association of America's
*MAA Textbooks*. - January 2007--October 2007. Member of the Editorial Board of the Mathematical Association of America's
*Classroom Resource Materials*. - Sept. 1979--July 1982, Sept. 1987-Sept. 1993: Member of the editorial board of ``Reconciliation with Mathematics'', an expository mathematics journal in Farsi.

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