Curriculum Vitae

Becker Sidney Smith

Appomattox, Virginia, USA

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005.

Certificate of Adv. Studies (Math Tripos, Part III), Cambridge University, 1996;

Master of Science, Mathematics, Central Washington University, 1995;

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Central Washington University, 1993;

AAS Degree, Yakima Valley Community College (Washington State), 1991;

Honors:

Magna cum Laude, Central Washington University, 1993;

Distinguished Graduate (high honors), Yakima Valley CC, 1991;

Employment

Self employed writer, business owner, gentleman farmer, 2010-present;

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Hampden-Sydney College, 2012;

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Radford University, 2005-2010;

Graduate assistant and adjunct instructor, various institutions, 1993-2005;

Armor Crewman, United States Army, 1985-1990;

Previously carpenter, painter, salesman, clerk, yogi, etc.

Achievements and Notables

Distinguished Service Commendation, Radford University, 2010;

Creator and author, Platonic Realms website, 1997–present;

College Bar Steward, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, 1996;

Semi-finalist, team debating, The Union, Cambridge, 1996;

Commencement Speaker, YVCC, 1991;

Student Editor, YVCC Mainsprings Anthology, 1990-1991;

Honorable Discharge and Army Commendation Medal, US Army, 1990;

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Sailing Off the Edge of the Mindscape: Mathematics, Truth, and the Limits of Reason, invited lecture at Mt. St. Mary's University, Maryland, October 2009.
  • The Catenary Curve, Virginia Math Teacher, Spring 2009.
  • The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher, keynote address for week-long, campus-wide event on Escher at Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, April 2006.
  • Studying Math: Pathways to Success, with Wendy Hageman Smith, Cengage: Mason OH, 2006.

Memberships

American Mathematical Society

Mathematical Association of America

Association for Symbolic Logic

Amnesty International

International Philosophers for Peace and the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide

Veterans for Peace

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