Andrew Martin

Associate Professor College of Humanities and Social Sciences School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Carver HallRoom 113F400 E. Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597-6148

Biography

Andy Martin’s degrees are all in mathematics. Although his Iowa State University Ph.D. dissertation (under Alexander Abian) was in the area of Topology Posets, his main area of graduate study was Set Theory. Dr. Martin has over 25 years of college teaching experience at University of Akron, Northeastern University, Iowa State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Morehead State University, Transylvania University, and the University of Kentucky, among others. He has taught precollege courses in algebra, as well as undergraduate college algebra, trigonometry, calculus ( I, II, and III), business calculus, business statistics, differential equations, partial differential equations, set theory and logic, linear algebra, history of mathematics, celestial mechanics (theory of orbits), astronomy (the solar system), advanced calculus, field theory, real analysis, operations research, and graduate courses in axiomatic set theory and history of mathematics. A rated expert at chess, a Kentucky Colonel, and an AP Calculus exam grader, Dr. Martin is a former officer of the KY section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and a member of both the History of Mathematics and the Philosophy of Mathematics Special Interest Groups of the MAA. He is a member of the Kentucky Academy of Science, and has given over 70 presentations at professional conferences. He served as math faculty in the Governor’s Scholars program in 1991, and has acted as a judge at numerous science fairs, and  undergraduate math talks and posters at state and national conferences. His hobbies are reading (especially nonfiction essays), music listening (especially classical, “classic rock”, electronica/dubstep, and jazz.), and playing chess and go. Although a native of the Akron, Ohio area, Dr. Martin has lived in Kentucky since 1990. He and his wife are the parents of three sons.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S., University of Akron (1984)
  • M.S., University of Akron (1987)
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University (1988)