James Tattersall Jr.

Professor

Contact Information:

tat@providence.edu

401.865.2468

Service Building 224

Education:

Ph.D. - Mathematics University of Oklahoma

Brief Biography:

Jim Tattersall was a visiting mathematician at the American Mathematical Society and a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was given awards for distinguished service (1992) and distinguished college teaching (1997) from the Northeastern Section of the MAA. He is former President of Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Archivist/Historian of Northeastern Section of the MAA, and associate secretary of the Mathematical Association of America. In the spring on 2017, he will be a visiting fellow at Wolfson College and visitor to the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Number theory and the history of mathematics

Selected Presentations:

Tattersall, J. American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America . , Baltimore, MD - "Papers: Dear Professor Richardson & An Incident in Planning National Meetings for the Mathematical Community" January, 2014

Tattersall, J. American Mathematical Association/Mathematical Association of America. , San Diego, CA - "Paper: Steiner-Lehmus Revisitied- Again; Committee Member: MAA Centennial Planning Committee, AMS-MAA Joint Archives Committee & MAA Committee on Books" January, 2013

Tattersall, J. Mathematical Association of America & American Mathematical Society. , Boston, MA - "Papers: A History of the Northeastern Section: A Work in Progress & C.H. Kummell and the Method of Least Squares" January, 2012

Tattersall, J. Mathematical Association of America. , Pittsburgh, PA - "Bringing Mr. Jefferson Into the Classroom" August, 2010

Tattersall, J. American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America. , San Francisco, CA - "Bougainville's Tratie du Calcul-Integral & Joel E. Hendricks and the Analyst" January, 2010

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