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Kevin J. Mitchell

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, New York 14456-3397

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PROFESSOR KEVIN MITCHELL received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Brown University in 1980. His thesis, Folding and Crimpings of Algebraic Varieties, was in the area of Algebraic Geometry. Mitchell joined the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the Fall of 1980. He is also a faculty member of the Colleges' Environmental Studies Program. Current areas of interest are: hyperbolic tilings and applications of mathematics to environmental science. With departmental colleague David Belding, Mitchell co-authored the text Fundamentals of Analysis, which is used in Mathematics 331: Foundation of Analysis.

Much of his recent work has been done in conjunction with members of the Department of Biology. This includes co-authoring a text entitled An Introduction to Biostatistics with colleague Thomas Glover which has been published by McGraw-Hill. Additionally, he team-teaches an interdisciplinary course Bidisciplinary 219: Mathematical Models and Biological Systems with colleague James Ryan. He has co-authored several articles on topics ranging from "The Species-Area Relation" to "Measuring Stream Discharge" which are used as the basis of this course and which have been published by the Consoritium for Mathematics and Its Applications.

In the Fall of 2001 he co-directed the Colleges Term Abroad Program in Queensland, Australia for the fourth time. The focus of the program is the ecology of eastern Australia.

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