Stanley Seltzer

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Honors Program

Phone:(607) 274-3561
E-mail:seltzer@ithaca.edu
Office:212C Williams Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

I began at Ithaca in 1985 and taught both math and computer science courses in what was then a joint department. At about that time, IC was among the leaders in the calculus reform movement, and I was one of five members of our department (along with Steve Hilbert, John Maceli, Eric Robinson, and Diane Schwartz) who promoted the use of projects and activities in calculus, leading to our book Calculus: An Active Approach with Projects (now out in a second edition).

While I am an harmonic analyst by training, more recently I've become interested in a number of issues associated with the U.S. Census. Some of these are legal, historical, and sociological rather than mathematical, but -- not surprisingly -- some are math topics: statistical sampling, apportionment, and voting.

On-campus activities are also a part of my professional life, most notably chairing our department as well as Faculty Council. Away from the office I like to run (every day since early 1989; that's over 8150 days); I enjoy gardening; my wife Nancy and I crew on our skipper's sailboat, Sensei.  My latest hobby is training our Labs for hunt tests; our older dog, Grady now holds a junior hunter (JH) title.

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