- Chair of the Department of Mathematics
- Associate Professor of Mathematics
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Statement of Purpose
I came to Maharishi International University, because:
- I found the students here to be happy, alert, focused, receptive, interested in mathematics, and able to understand their courses deeply. They were clearly realizing their full potential.
- Mathematics was understood here in a much wider perspective. Each topic was seen in its place in relation to the rest of mathematics, to society, to all of knowledge, and to myself. Studying and teaching mathematics in this context gave me great upliftment and a feeling of purpose.
- I found the opportunity to create world peace while teaching in an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence.
- BA (First Class Honors in Mathematics) University of British Columbia, Canada.
- MA (Mathematics) University of Western Ontario, Canada.
- PhD (Mathematics) University of Queensland, Australia.
- PhD Thesis: Maximum Principles for Some Quasi-linear Degenerate Elliptic-Parabolic Operators of Second Order. PhD Advisor: Rudolf Vyborny.
- Teacher Training Course in Transcendental Meditation® program, Blackheath, Australia.
- Relationship between mathematics and Maharishi Vedic Science.
- Maximum principles and other areas in partial differential equations.
- Fourier analysis
- Effect of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation program and Consciousness-BasedSM education on mathematical intuition and the doing and learning of mathematics
- Mathematical Editor (Consulting): Illuminations Web-site, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2001–2003.
- Senior Researcher: Integrated Energy Services, Fairfield, IA, 1997.
- Lecturer in Mathematics (Assistant Professor) Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1985 to 1986.
- Lecturer in Mathematics (Assistant Professor): Division of External Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1973 to 1986.
Awards and Honors
- Michigan Mathematics Competition, Honorable Mention, 1957.
- German Government Book Prize, University of British Columbia, June 1962.
- Maharishi Award, MIU Relief Effort in Armenia and Russia, 24 June 1990.
- Maharishi International University Certificate of Distinction for Academic Excellence in Teaching, 25 June 2003.
- Appreciation Award for Teaching given by the Students of Maharishi International University, 9 May 2012.
- P. Corazza & A. Dow: (Editors) Consciousness-Based Education, Vol. 5: Mathematics, Parts 1 and 2. Maharishi International University Press, 2012
- Kholodnyi, V.A., and J.F. Price. Foreign Exchange Option Symmetry. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Publishers, 1998. (I served as a mathematical editor.)
- Preparing the student to succeed at calculus. Modern Science and Vedic Science 6(1995), pp. 96–106.
- A unified approach to developing intuition in mathematics. In R.K. Wallace, D.W. Orme-Johnson and M.C. Dillbeck, eds, Scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program: Collected papers, Vol. 5 (1990), Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, pp. 3386–3398
- Strong maximum principles for weakly coupled systems of quasi-linear parabolic inequalities. J. Aust. Math. Soc. 19 (1975): 103–120.
- Three-curves theorems for quasi-linear inequalities. Duke Math. J. 41 (1974): 473–482.
- With R. Vyborny. Elementary proof of Peano’s existence theorem. J. Aust. Math. Soc. 15 (1973): 366–372.
- With R. Vyborny. Maximum principles for some quasi-linear second order partial differential equations. Rend. Sem. Mat. Univ. Padova 47 (1972): 331–351.
- “A Mathematics Course for Majors in Sustainable Living at the Level of Intermediate Algebra”, paper given at the MAA Contributed Papers Session “The Mathematics of Sustainability”, Joint Math Meetings, Boston, January 2012.
- A Unifying Principle Describing How Mathematical Knowledge Unfolds. Paper presented to the MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, Baltimore, 13 – 18 January 2003. See summary and accompanying chart (PDF).
- Starting a Course with Wholeness. Paper presented at the Annual Mathematics Conference of the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Ames, Iowa, 22 February 2002.
- Beginning a Course with Wholeness. Paper presented at the Joint Meetings of the Iowa MAA, ASA, and IMATYC, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 6–7 April 2001. [[handout]]
- Surviving the Explosion of Mathematical Knowledge: A Unifying Perspective for Mathematics. Paper presented at the Annual Mathematics Conference of the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Des Moines, Iowa, 31 January – 1 February 2001. [[handout]]
- Keeping Mathematics Unified in the 21st Century. Paper presented at Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century, Special meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Los Angeles, California, 7 –12 August 2000. [[handout]]
- Some Mathematica Animations for Calculus, Paper presented at the Joint Meetings of the Iowa MAA, ASA, and IMATYC, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 16–17 April 1999.[[attach notebooks]]
- Unfolding Every Student’s Mathematical Genius through the Consciousness-Based Approach. Invited Speaker at the Conference on Consciousness-Based education: Awakening the Knower: in the series Conferences for Women, Sponsored by the Ideal Girls School Planning Committee, Livingston Manor, NY, 16–18 August 1996. [[link to CBE]]
- An Intuitive ‘Basis of Belief’ for the Limit Process in Calculus. Paper presented at the Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Cincinnati, OH, 12 –15 January 1994. [[handout]]
- Preparing the Student to Succeed at Calculus. Conference on the Teaching of Calculus, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 12 –13 June 1992.
- Developing Intuition in Mathematics. Seminar to the Mathematics Department, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 1991.
- Effects of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation Program on Factors Affecting Success in Mathematics. Joint Meetings of the Iowa Sections of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Statistical Association, and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 5–6 April 1991. [[handout]]
- A Unified Approach to Developing Intuition in Mathematics. AMS-MAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics, Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, San Francisco, 16–19 January 1991.
- The Role of Intuition in Mathematical Creativity. Invited talk, Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R., February 1990.
- A Unified Approach to Improving Mathematical Intuition. Annual Regional Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Iowa Section, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 1989.
- The Riesz Representation Theorem. A series of 4 talks at the Seminar on Geometric Measure Theory, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, February/March 1988.
- A Unified Approach to Developing Intuition in Mathematics. Eugene Strens Memorial Conference on Intuitive and Recreational Mathematics and Its History, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, July 27 to August 2,1986.
- A Unified Approach to Teaching Mathematics More Effectively. Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 12 – 15 May 1986.
- A Preliminary Model to Improve Estimation of Prevalence of Malaria. Joint Meeting of the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America, American Statistical Association, and SIAM, Drake University, Des Moines, April 1985.
- Error in Estimating Malaria Prevalence. Statistical Society of Australia, Queensland Branch, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, March 1984.
- The Garki Malaria Project: Improving the Estimate of Prevalence. Department of Biophysics and Physiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, May 1983.
- Three-Circles Theorems. Thirteenth Summer Research Institute of the Australian Mathematical Society, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, January 1973.
- Maximum Principles for Quasi-linear Non-hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations. Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, May 1972.
- Alexandroff’s Maximum Principle. Tenth Summer Research Institute of the Australian Mathematical Society, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, January 1970.
- Since 1966 I have taught courses in calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, advanced calculus, real and complex analysis, probability, mathematical statistics, and discrete mathematics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum.
- From 1973 to 1986 I made a significant contribution to the teaching by correspondence of undergraduate university-level mathematics in the Division of External Studies at the University of Queensland. I wrote complete materials for the independent study of, and taught several times, each of 15 different one-semester subjects.
- I have also taught courses at the graduate level in partial differential equations, mathematical statistics, and real and complex analysis, and have supervised a Master’s thesis on the theory of wavelets.
- I have written syllabi for most of the courses I have taught. At Maharishi International University, from 1984 to the present, I developed for my courses Unified Field Charts, main point charts and other materials that relate the mathematical topics taught in class to the rest of mathematics, to the basis of all mathematics in pure intelligence, and to the students themselves