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Ockle Johnson

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Mathematics Building 209 • M-2010

Degrees and Credentials:

BS, Physics, Siena College, 1976
MA, Theology, Washington Theological Union, 1981
MA, Mathematics, University of Georgia, 1983
PhD, Mathematics, Brown University, 1990

Professional Interests/Areas of Specialization:

Topology, Geometry

Professional Background:

Member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
MAA Board of Governors, Chair of the Council on Members and Communities, 2013—
Chair of the MAA Membership Committee, 2008-2013
Board of Governors, Governor of the Northeastern Section of the MAA, 2006-2009, 2011-2012
Past Chair of the Northeastern Section of the MAA, fall 2003-2005
Chair of the Northeastern Section of the MAA, fall 2001- 2003
Vice-Chair of the Northeastern Section of the MAA, fall 2000-2001

Awards and Accolades:

Keene State College Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002
New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award: New Hampshire College and University Council Faculty Member of the Year, 2003

Key Professional Work:

Singularities of Projections and the Normal Euler Class for Polyhedral Surfaces in Four Space, with T. Banchoff, Topology, Vol. 37, No. 2 (1998), pp. 419-439. Critical Point Theorems for Polyhedral Surfaces, Topology and its Applications 56 (1994), 25-34.

Teaching at Keene State:

Give an example of one of your most affirming moments teaching at KSC. My daughters and their classmates received excellent high school mathematics instruction from one of my former students.

What do you want your students to take away from their experience with you? That math can be challenging, but they can do it and my colleagues and I are here to help. Also solving a challenging math problem is fun and rewarding.

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