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Department History

Our department has had a rich, fascinating, and sometimes tumultuous history. We are able to present this collection of historical accounts thanks to the tireless efforts of Philip T. Church, Francis H. Root Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

The timeline below lists many, but not all, of the people affiliated with the department throughout its history. Some of the years are approximate. Corrections and additions are welcome.



Appointed Name Left/retired Notes
1871 John Raymond French 1897 Biography
1887 Henry Allen Peck 1891
1895 William Henry Metzler 1923 Biography
1897 William Erastus Taylor ?  
1900 Warren Gardner Bullard ?  
1901 Edward Drake Roe, Jr. 1929 PME
1906 Floyd Fiske Decker ? PME
1911 John Lewis Jones ?
1911 Louis Lindsey ?
1911 Rich D. Whitney ? Biography
1913 Mae Naramore Harwood ?
1920 Frederick William Borgward 1948
1921 Isaac Squire Carroll 1948
1927 Henry Wright Farnham ?
1934 Leon L. Maltby ?
1938 Allen P. Cowgill ?
1942 Howard W. Eves ?
1942 Roy Homer Mason ?
Appointed Name Left/retired Notes
1943 Abe Gelbart 1958 Obituary
1943 Ruth E. Goodman ?
1943 Paul R. Halmos 1946 Biography
1943 William Ted Martin 1947 Obituary
1943 Hans Samelson 1946 Obituary
1944 Ralph Hartzler Fox ? Biography
1944 Henry Scheffé ? Biography
1945 Lipman Bers 1949 Biography
1946 Charles Loewner 1951 Biography
1946 Howard C. Bennett ?
1946 Stewart S. Cairns 1948
1946 Paul Erdős 1948 Biography
1946 Robert M. Exner 1979 Biography
1946 Paul W. Gilbert 1981 Biography
1946 Donald E. Kibbey 1977 Biography
1946 Kathryn A. Morgan 1982 Biography
1946 Paul C. Rosenbloom 1951
1946 Ruth W. Stokes ? PME origin
1947 Nancy Cole 1971 Biography
1947 Erik Hemmingsen 1987 Biography
1947 Arthur N. Milgram 1951 Biography
1947 Murray H. Protter 1951 Biography
1948 Eckford B. Cohen 1950
1948 Harry Earl Goheen ?
1948 Otway Pardee 1986 Biography
1948 Myron F. Rosskopf ?
1948 Atle Selberg 1949 Biography
1949 George D. Mostow 1952 Biography
1950 William A. Pierce 1962 Profile
1951 Donald G. Austin 1955 Obituary
1952 Walter R. Baum 1975 Biography
1952 Jerome Blackman 1988 Biography
1952 Albert Edrei 1985 Biography
1952 George F. Leger, Jr. 1956 Biography
1953 Kai-lai Chung 1961 Biography
1956 Louis J. Cote ?
1956 Robert B. Davis 1972
1956 Bruce Gilchrist 1959 Biography
1956 Robert J. Lundegard ?
1956 Jean-Pierre G. Meyer 1957 Obituary
1956 Lily H. Seshu ?
1957 Wolfgang B. Jurkat 1990 Biography
1958 Philip T. Church 2001 Biography
1958 George G. Lorentz 1969 Biography
1958 Barth Pollak 1960
1959 Gerald T. Cargo 1998 Biography
1959 Peter Frank 1972
1959 Mark Mahowald 1963 Biography
1959 Werner Rheinboldt 1962 Biography
1960 Werner Greub 1963
1960 Shu-Teh Chen Moy 1967 Obituary
1960 James D. Reid 1969
1960 Robert Silverman 1965
1960 June V. Whitehead 1987 Biography
1961 Madhav Pandurang Heble 1964
1961 Carl Kohls 1991 Biography
1961 Hans-Egon Richert 1967 Biography
1962 Erwin Kleinfeld 1965
1962 John A. Lindberg, Jr. 2007 Biography
1962 David B. Lissner 1995 Biography
1962 Herbert John Ryser 1967 Biography
1963 Anne Lester Hudson 1971
1963 Sigmund Nyrop Hudson 1967
1963 Richard T. J. Mahoney 1967
1963 David Sprecher 1966
1963 Richard C. Warlimont 1967
1964 Guy Johnson 1987 Biography
1964 Lawrence J. Lardy 2004 Biography
1964 Walter Schneider 1969
1965 Jacques Lewin 2003 Biography
1965 Tekla Lewin 1987 Biography
1966 Karl F. Barth 2005 Biography
1966 Jack Graver   Profile
1966 Olav Laudal 1967
1967 Bruce R. Henry 1972
1967 David L. Williams 1980 Biography
1968 Kenneth Bowen 1978
1968 Sui-Wah Chan ?
1968 Aristide Deleanu 2000 Biography
1968 Albert Baernstein II 1972
1968 Richard S. Hall 1971
1968 John M. Karon 1971
1968 Klaus Lamotke 1970 Profile
1968 John Troutman 2000 Biography
1968 Mark E. Watkins 2012 Profile
1969 Larry C. Grove 1972
1969 John J. Ucci   Profile
1969 Daniel Waterman 1996 Biography
1970 Douglas R. Anderson 2012 Profile
1973 Howard C. Johnson 2000  
1974 Gary L. Hensler 1977
1977 Arthur G. Deacon 1982  
1977 Jeyaraj Vadiveloo 1980
1978 Arthur J. Roth 1979
1979 J. Theodore Cox   Profile
1980 Yuan Yan Chen 1983
1981 Pedro Cubillos 1984
1981 Wu-Teh Hsiang 2013 Profile
1981 Mark Kleiner   Profile
1981 L. Gaunce Lewis Jr. 2006 Biography
1981 Yoram Sagher 1984
1982 Pinyuen Chen   Profile
1982 Edward J. Dudewicz 2008 Biography
1982 Sharon L. Senk 1988
1984 Uday Banerjee   Profile
1984 Philip S. Griffin   Profile
1984 Adam Lutoborski   Profile
1984 Terry R. McConnell   Profile
1984 John J. Peterson 1989
1985 Demetrios Christo­doulou 1987 Biography
1986 Tadeusz Iwaniec   Profile
1987 Dan Zacharia   Profile
1988 Hyune-Ju Kim   Profile
1989 Eugene Poletsky   Profile
1989 Steven P. Diaz   Profile
1989 Declan Quinn   Profile
1989 Gregory Verchota   Profile
1990 David A. Rebnord 1994  
1990 Andrew L. Vogel   Profile
1992 Joanna Masingila   Profile
1995 Helen M. Doerr 2016 Profile
2000 Dan Coman   Profile
2002 Claudia Miller   Profile
2003 Yuesheng Xu 2013 Profile
2004 Graham J. Leuschke   Profile
2005 Jani Onninen   Profile
2006 Lixin Shen   Profile
2008 Leonid V. Kovalev   Profile
2010 Xin Chen 2011
2010 Stephan M. Wehrli   Profile
2011 William Wylie   Profile
2012 Peter D. Horn 2016 Profile
2013 Yuan Yuan   Profile
2014 Loredana Lanzani   Profile
2014 William Volterman   Profile
2015 Yi Grace Wang   Profile
2016 Minghao Wu Rostami   Profile
2016 Duane T. Graysay   Profile
2017 Nicole L. Fonger   Profile
Appointed Name Left/retired Notes
1988 Susanne C. Brenner 1989 Profile
1992 Vincent Fatica 2017  
1994 Kari Shaw   Profile
1997 Jeffrey Lyle Meyer   Profile
1998 Kim Severn   Profile
2003 Kyounghee Kim 2005 Profile
2004 Frédéric Latour 2006 Profile
2005 Susan Cooper 2006 Profile
2006 Jinjia Li 2008 Profile
2006 Nevena Marić 2008 Profile
2007 Thomas John   Profile
2007 Moira A. McDermott   Profile
2007 Feng Rong 2009 Profile
2008 Hengguang Li 2010 Profile
2008 Dag Oskar Madsen 2010 Profile
2009 Ngin-Tee Koh 2011 Profile
2010 Abdellatif Bourhim   Profile
2010 Hamidreza Rahmati 2012 Profile
2010 Simon M. Smith 2012 Profile
2011 Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck 2013 Profile
2011 Jihyeok Choi 2013 Profile
2011 Thomas C. Jaeger 2013 Profile
2012 Muhammed Alan   Profile
2012 Thomas Howard 2014  
2012 Tuyen Trung Truong 2014 Profile
2012 Qi Ye 2015 Profile
2013 Margaret I. Doig 2016 Profile
2013 Suanne Au   Profile
2014 Turgay Bayraktar 2016 Profile
2014 Denise Rangel Tracy 2016 Profile
2014 Dmytro Yeroshkin 2016 Profile
2016 Shan Tai Chan   Profile
2016 Phi Le   Profile
2016 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz   Profile
2016 Sean J. Rostami   Profile
2017 Amy Macrina   Profile