Dr. Gordon Swain

Dr. Gordon Swain

Professor of Mathematics
Patterson Instructional Technology Center
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1994 and areas of mathematical interest include abstract algebra (noncommutative rings), mathematical analysis of games, and undergraduate mathematics in general
  • In addition to teaching a large variety of mathematics courses, including statistics, calculus, linear and abstract algebra, serves as advisor for the mathematics honorary
  • Served as chair of the department of mathematics and computer science from 2001-2007, and was also the 2001 recipient of the Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Has served the college and university on many committees, including as Faculty Senate vice president, president and past-president.


University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. in Mathematics
University of Vermont, M.S. in Mathematics
Eastern Nazarene College, B.S. in Physics and Mathematics

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