Curriculum Vitae


To prepare Calculus textbook


Date Attended Educational Institution Years Attended and Degree
1933-1943 Walkerville Consolidated, Columbia County, Arkansas grades 1-10
1943-1945 Arkansas School for the Blind, Little Rock, Arkansas grades 11-12, high school diploma
1945-1947 State A and M College, Magnolia, Arkansas freshman and sophomore years, Assoc of Arts
1947-1949 University of Arkansas at Fayetteville junior and senior years, BA, mathematics major
1949-1950 University of Arkansas at Fayetteville summers only, received the MA in mathematics in 1951
1950-1955 University of Missouri at Columbia received the PhD in mathematics in 1955

Teaching Experience:

Years taught Educational Institution Job Title
1949-1950 Warren High School in Warren, Arkansas mathematics teacher
1950-1955 University of Missouri at Columbia graduate assistant, instructor of mathematics
1955-1966 University of Florida in Gainesville Assistant Professor of mathematics
1966-January 1, 2008 University of Florida in Gainesville Associate Professor of mathematics
2008 through December 2012 University of Florida in Gainesville Associate Professor Emeritus, active in teaching Calculus II sections through Fall of 2012.



For reviews of my two books, Elementary General Topology and Complex Analysis (with Edwin H. Hadlock) as well as my journal publications, click here

Awards and Honors:

  • 1993 — a TIP Teaching Award–a campus wide award
  • 1996 — another TIP Teaching award–a campus wide award
  • 2005 — a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Teaching Award
  • 2006 and some prior years — Designated by an Anderson Scholar as an outstanding teacher. [Anderson Scholars are the most outstanding UF students who are beginning their junior year of study. Each may designate an outstanding teacher.]
Dr. Machen presenting me with the CLAS teaching award at a dinner held at the Emerson Alumni Center on May 10, 2005.

Service to the University

  • Member of ‘Persons with Disabilities” committee for many years. This is an University Presidential Committee.
  • Member of the ‘CLAST waiver’ committee for many years.

    What is the waiver rule for CLAST?

    The State Board of Education and the Florida Statutes permit an institution president, under certain conditions, to grant a waiver from one or more CLAST subtests to students who fail the subtests at least four times. Before such a waiver is approved by the institution president, the waiver must first have been recommended by a majority vote of the institutional committee established to review waiver requests.