Lowell W. Beineke

Lowell Beineke

Title: Professor
Company: Purdue University Fort Wayne
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Lowell W. Beineke, Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematical education.

Dr. Beineke has been the Jack W. Schrey Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) since 1986, an appointment that was one of the highlights of his career. He has also received a medal in 2012 from the College of Arts and Sciences at IPFW, which was made in his honor as the first recipient for contributions to the arts and sciences. Dr. Beineke is known in the mathematics field for characterizing line graphs and the thickness of complete graphs, as well as the enumeration of multidimensional trees. He received a 2014 Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Mathematical Association of America, and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

In grade school, a teacher told Dr. Beineke that teaching allowed him to help other people do all sorts of things he might like to do. Dr. Beineke soon discovered his aptitude for math, and earned a BS from Purdue University before completing a MA and PhD from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching with IPFW since 1965, and has been an editor and author of numerous publications in mathematics, notably serving with the editorial board of the Journal of Graph Theory from 1977 to 2008. He was a tutor of the University of Oxford in 1974, and after earning a Fulbright Foundation Grant to visit London from 1980 to 1981, returned several times as a visiting lecturer and scholar with the University of North London and Wolfson College of the University of Oxford.

In his civic duty, Dr. Beineke has been chosen twice as a delegate for General Synod, the deliberative body of the Church of England. He was a corporate member of the board of homeland ministries for the United Church of Christ in New York from 1988 to 1991. Among numerous awards, Dr. Beineke has notably been named to the Book of Great Teachers of Purdue University in 2008, and won a Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America in 1998. He is currently on the executive committee of the section as well as its board of governors, and has been a fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications since 1990, among numerous memberships.

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