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Russell C. Walker, Teaching Professor and Acting Director of the Undergraduate Program
D.A., Carnegie Mellon University
Office: Wean Hall 6219
Phone: 412-268-2545
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I am a Teaching Professor and my current responsibilities are teaching first year calculus and advising our Junior and Senior majors. I earned my undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Akron, and my Masters and Doctor of Arts in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon.

I was the Associate Head of the Department from 1985 until 2007. In that capacity I developed the Department's calculus placement testing program and presided over the creation of our Discrete Mathematics and Logic and Computational and Applied Mathematics options. In 2004 I won the Carnegie Mellon University Academic Advising Award. I helped launch the campus in Qatar by providing a math assessment tool for the first class and have taught there for two semesters and three Summers. I am the author of two books, "Introduction to Mathematical Programming", the text for Models and Methods for Optimization in the Business Adminstration degree program, and "The Stone-Cech Compactification", an expanded version of my thesis.

Selected Publications:

  • Walker, R. C. (1999), "Introduction to Mathematical Programming", Prentice-Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ.
  • Walker, R.C. (1974), "The Stone-Çech Compactification," Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete 83: Springer-Verlag.