Becker Sidney Smith
Appomattox, Virginia, USA
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;
Magna cum Laude, Central Washington University, 1993;
Distinguished Graduate (high honors), Yakima Valley CC, 1991;
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.
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Association for Symbolic Logic
International Philosophers for Peace and the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide
Veterans for Peace