Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Associate Professor
Phone: 8282273825
Email: despeaux@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell 471
Website: http://paws.wcu.edu/despeaux/Sloan_Despeaux.html
Education:

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Virginia

M.S., Mathematics, Florida State University

B.A., Mathematics, Francis Marion University
Areas of Interest: History of Science and History of Mathematics (in particular, nineteenthcentury mathematics, mathematicians, and scientific journals in Britain).
Selected Publications:
 History of Algebra in the 19th and 20th Centuries, ed. Jeremy Gray and Karen Hunger Parshall (Providence: American Mathematical Society and London: London Mathematical Society, 2007).
 " ‘Very Full of Symbols’: Duncan F. Gregory, the Calculus of Operations, and the Cambridge Mathematical Journal," in "Launching Mathematical Research without a Formal Mandate: The Role of University Affiliated Journals in Britain, 18371870," Historia Mathematica, 34 (1) (2007): 89106.
 "Mathematics Sent Across the Channel and the Atlantic: NineteenthCentury British Mathematical Contributions to International Scientific Journals," Annals of Science 65 (1) (2008): 7399.
 "Mathematical Societies and Journals," in Mathematics in Victorian Britain, ed. Raymond
Flood, Adrian Rice, and Robin Wilson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Courses Taught: ^{}
 MATH 101 Mathematical Concepts
 MATH 145 Trigonometry
 MATH 146 Precalculus
 MATH 153 Calculus I
 MATH 170 Applied Statistics
 MATH 250 Introduction to Logic and Proof
 MATH 256 Calculus III
 MATH 361 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
 MATH 301 History of the Scientific Revolution
 MATH 400/500 History of Mathematics
 MATH 461/561 Abstract Algebra
 MATH 507 Survey of Algebra
 MATH 661 Applied Abstract Algebra^{}^{}