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1971, was promoted to Associate Professor in
1974, and became Professor in 1980. His re-
search was in the field of classical analysis.
James Kuzmanovich (B.S., Rose Polytechnic
Institute; Ph.D., Wisconsin) came to Wake Forest
in 1972 and was promoted to Associate Profes-
sor in 1976. ellen e. Kirkman (B.A., Wooster;
M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State) joined the
faculty in 1975 as Alfred J. Brauer Instructor,
then became Assistant Professor and, in 1981,
Associate Professor. She and Kuzmanovich
collaborated on research in abstract algebra,
specifically in noncommunitive ring theory.
elmer K. hayashi (B.A., California, Davis; M.S.,
San Diego State; Ph.D., Illinois) came to Wake
Forest in 1973 and was promoted to Associate
Professor in 1979. He did research in the area of
analytic number theory. In 1980 he received the
University’s award for excellence in teaching.
(See page 250.)
In the years from 1965 to 1975 the Department
was immeasurably strengthened by the presence
of alfred theodor brauer as Visiting Professor.
Brauer was a 1932 D. Phil. graduate of the Uni-
versity of Berlin and had taught at Berlin, at the
Institute for Advanced Study, at New York Uni-
versity, and at the University of North Carolina.
Besides teaching and continuing his research at
Wake Forest, he supervised the ordering and
purchasing of library materials in mathematics
and made a lasting contribution to the develop-
ment of library resources for the Department.
roland l. gay, a Wake Forest alumnus (class of
1928), who had come to the Department in 1933,
had taught on the old campus, and had made the
transition to Winston-Salem in 1956, became
Professor of Mathematics in 1971 and retired
the following year. His career, during which he
taught algebra and trigonometry to generations
of Wake Forest stu-
dents, had spanned
almost forty years.
He was admired for
having, at the age of
fifty-eight, soloed in
a Piper Cub over Smith
Reynolds Airport. He
died in 1979.
The Department was extraordinarily fortunate
in profiting from the dedicated and long-term
service of many of its members. Gentry, Sawyer,
Seelbinder, Gaylord May, Graham May, Waddill,
Howard, Baxley, Carmichael, Kuzmanovich,
Kirkman, Hayashi, Gay: all were teachers who
came and stayed.
Others who taught between 1967 and 1983 were
J. robert Johnson Jr. (1957–1969)2, eleanor
c. smith (1967–1968), Vice President eugene
lucas (1967–1970), daniel J. richman (1968–
1970, 1978–1979), frank l. scott (1969–1974),
Winston W. Walker Jr. (1970–1973), david l.
hall (1970–1971), marlene e. cothren (1972–
1973), Joseph b. mazzola (1975–1978), richard
a. moore Jr. (1977–1979), ray h. price (1978–
1980), nirmal devi (1979–1980), stephen
richters (1979–1982), e. lee may (1980–1982),
michael haden (1980–1982), Joanne m. sulek
(1981–1983), charles s. hinson Jr. (Spring
1982), deborah harrell (1982–1984), and ann
russell taylor (Spring 1983). margaret
seelbinder also taught part-time, as needed,
during the years under consideration.
In 1982 david J. John (B.S., Emory and Henry;
M.S., Ph.D., Emory) became the Department’s
first appointee in the field of Mathematics and
Computer Science. Obviously, there were impli-
cations for the future that only later years would
fully reveal.
2
Johnson also served in the spring of 1969 as assistant to President Scales.
Gay
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