JAMES EDWARD WARD III

Department of Mathematics
Bowdoin College
8600 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8486
Telephone: 207-725-3577
e-mail: ward@bowdoin.edu
FAX: 207-725-3750

Education:

School

Dates Attended

Degree

Major Field

Vanderbilt U.

1957-1961

B.A. (1961)

Mathematics

U. of Virginia

1962-1964

M.A. (1964)

Mathematics

Yale U.

1964-1965

 

Religion

U. of Virginia

1966-1968

Ph.D. (1968)

Mathematics

Employment:

Bowdoin College

Professor of Mathematics (1979-present), Associate Professor (1973-79), Assistant Professor (1968-73)
Chair, Department of Mathematics (1978-81, 1986-89, Spring 1992, 1993-95)
Dean of the College (1992-93)
Director of the Senior Center (1971-76)

University of Virginia

Junior Instructor (1966-68)
Graduate Teaching Assistant (1963-64)

Spelman College

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Intern (1965-66)

George Peabody College for Teachers

Assistant to the President (1961-62)

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

The Calculus Companion , Volumes I and II, with W. H. Barker, John Wiley and Sons, 1984, 1500 pages. Second edition, 1988. Third edition, 1992. Fourth Edition, 1995

The Missing Nobel Prize: The Fields Medal, ATOMIM Newsletter, January, 1982, 1-3

The Probability of Election Reversal, Math. Mag., 54, No. 5, 1981, 256-259

The Mathematical Impossible, ATOMIM Newsletter, March, 1980, 3-5

Vector Spaces of Magic Squares, Math. Mag., 53, No. 2, 1980, 108-111

Statistics Can Prove Anything, New England Math. J., 12, No. 1, 1979, 23-24

Not-So-Nice Dice, New England Math. J., 11, No. 2, 1979, 11-12

The Mathematics of Mazes, ATMNE J., 6, No. 1, 1973, 3-5

Two-groups and Jordan Algebras, Pacific J. Math., 32 No. 3, 1970, 821-829

Professional Society Offices and Activities:

Member, Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America, elected to represent the Northeastern Section (1985-88)

Chair, Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (1981-83); Vice-chair (1980-81); Past chair (1983-4); Membership chair (1988-89)

Member, Mathematical Association of America Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (1982-85)

Member, Mathematical Association of America Committee on the Teaching of

Undergraduate Mathematics’ Panel on Research (1985-89)

Visiting Lecturer in the Visiting Lecturers Program of the Mathematical Association of America (1971-77 and 1979-present). Over 100 lectures given at colleges and universities.

Professional Society Memberships:

American Mathematical Society

Mathematical Association of America

Fulbright Association

Society for Values in Higher Education

American Association of University Professors

Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Conference Leadership:

Local Coordinator, American Mathematical Society Summer Research Conferences (Bowdoin, June-August, 1988)

Local Coordinator, American Mathematical Society Summer Institute of Theta Functions (Bowdoin, July, 1987)

Local Coordinator, American Mathematical Society Summer Institute on Algebraic Geometry (Bowdoin, July, 1985)

Local Coordinator, American Mathematical Society Summer Research Conferences (Bowdoin, June-August,1984)

Director, National Science Foundation Summer Workshop on the Geometry and Topology of 2- and 3-dimensional Manifolds and Kleinian Groups (1980)

Director, National Science Foundation Institute for Secondary School Teachers of Mathematics, Bowdoin College (1969)

Invited postdoctoral participant, 8-week National Science Foundation Advanced Science Seminar on Finite Groups, Bowdoin College (1970)

Instructor, National Science Foundation Institute for Secondary School Teachers of Mathematics, Bowdoin College (1969, 1971, 1974)

Invited Participant, AMS/MAA/NSF Workshop on the Mathematical Sciences and Their Uses in Other Disciplines, March 1994

Conference Co-chair (with Mary Lee Ward), New England Region of Danforth Associates (1981-83)

Professional Activities in Maine:

Member, Maine State Educational Assessment Advisory Committee on Mathematics (1985-87)

Member, Mathematics Advisory and Evaluation Committee, Maine Assessment of Educational Progress (1983-85)

Member, Maine Teacher Certification Review Committee, Maine Department of Education (1984-89)

Visiting Lecturer in Maine Secondary Schools Visiting Lecturer Program (1971-88).

Over 75 lectures given in secondary schools.

Instructor, in-service programs for high school teachers (1978 and 1979)

Member, Board of Directors of Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (1970-76)

Refereeing and Reviewing:

Referee, American Mathematical Monthly
Referee, Mathematics Magazine
Peer Reviewer, National Science Foundation Proposals (July, 1985)
Member, Evaluation Panel for National Science Foundation Student Science
Training Programs (1977)

Consulting:

The Trout Foundation (1991-99)
Massachusetts Department of Education (1983-89)
Worcester State College (1983)
Virginia Union University (1968)

Invited Addresses:

Aryada Memorial Lecture, Makerere University, Uganda (1997)
Lectures/papers presented at the Universities of Botswana, Lesotho and Malawi (1989- 90) and Makerere University, Uganda (1996-97)
Lyceum Lecture, Emory and Henry College (1991)
Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (6)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (3)
Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (4)
Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (12)
Numerous mathematics conferences

Other Professional Activities:

Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher, Makerere University, Uganda (1996-97)
Fulbright Lecturer, National University of Lesotho, Africa (1989-90)
Chair, Advisory Committee for Bentley College NSF grant (Modeling
Applications in Environmental Management), (1995-99)
Member, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Reaccreditation
Committee for Davidson College (November, 1985)
Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, England (1977)
Developer and Instructor, Bowdoin College Self-Paced Calculus Program (1978-92)

Other Bowdoin College Activities:

Bowdoin College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (president 1986-88, secretary-treasurer 1990-91)
Bowdoin College Danforth Liaison Officer for the Danforth Graduate Fellowship
Program of the Danforth Foundation (1978)
Secretary, Bowdoin College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (1969-71)
Bowdoin College Sexual Harassment Ombudsperson (1991-92)
Bowdoin College Sexual Misconduct Board: member (1999-present), chair (1993 95)
Faculty Advisor to Bowdoin College Football Team (1999)

Honors:

National Fellowships and Awards :

Fulbright Lecturer (1989-90 in Lesotho), Lecturer/Researcher (1996-97 in Uganda)

Danforth Graduate Fellowship (1961-68)

Rockefeller Brothers Theological Fellowship (1964-65\

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Internship (1965-66)

National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Grant to participate in NSF Advanced

Science Seminar on Finite Groups (1970)

Selected with Mary Lee Ward as Danforth Associates in the Danforth Associates

Program of the Danforth Foundation (1974-85)

College Honors:

Vanderbilt (undergraduate):

Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa
Raven Society
College Nominee for Rhodes Scholarship
President, Student Court
Orientation Week Chair
President, Sigma Chi Fraternity
President, Undergraduate Math Club
elected "King Rex"
runner-up for "Bachelor of Ugliness," highest undergraduate honor
graduated magna cum laude , 4th in class

University of Virginia (graduate):

Raven Society

Other Honors :

Named Brunswick's Outstanding Young Man of 1973 by the Brunswick Jaycees.

Named by the Maine Jaycees as one of the state's three Outstanding Young Men of 1974 to represent Maine in the National Jaycee competition for the Nation's ten outstanding young men.

Bowdoin College Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff (1994)

Community Activities:

Bangor Theological Seminary Board of Trustees: member (2000-present)

Midcoast Medical Group Board of Directors: member (1999-present)

Coastal Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (Community Action

Program Agency operating several regional anti-poverty programs): member (1991-present), president (1995-96)

Sweetser Corporation (providing behaviorial and mental health services to children and adults): corporator (2000-present)

Shoreline Community Mental Health Services Board of Directors: member (1994-96),vice-president (1995-96)

Head Start Policy Council: member (1991-94)

Maine State Music Theatre Board of Directors: member (1990-93)

Brunswick School Board: elected member (1978-82), chair (1982)

Maine Vocational Region Ten Board of Directors: elected member (1979-83)

United Pejepscot Housing Board of Directors (non-profit corporation building and operating housing for the elderly): member (1978-89), president (1978-81).

Coastal Savings Bank: corporator (1980-present)

Mid-Coast Hospital: corporator (1985-present)

Parkview Memorial Hospital Citizens Advisory Council: member (1969-89)

Brunswick Area United Way Bowdoin Co-Chair (1988 and 1990)

Brunswick Town and College Club: member (1973-83)

Longfellow School Parent-Teacher Club: president (1971-72)

Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor (1975-85)

Maine Democratic Party State Convention Delegate (1984, 1986 and 1988)

First Parish Congregational Church (U.C.C.)