C. Alan Riedesel, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: The University at Buffalo
Location: Mayville, New York, United States


C. Alan Riedesel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics and higher education.

Utilizing more than 40 years of industry experience, Dr. Riedesel is a professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo, a title he has held since 1995. Prior to attaining emeritus status, he served as a longtime professor, education department director and software laboratory director at the University at Buffalo from 1972 to 1995, having previously acted as a professor of education at such universities as Georgia State University, Kansas State University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh beginning in 1953. Earlier in his career, he taught in the Lisbon Community School District.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Riedesel pursued formal education at Cornell College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. Thereafter, he attended the University of Iowa, receiving a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in 1956 and 1962, respectively. Over the years, he has lent his time and expertise to multiple publications, including “Mathematics for Elementary Teachers,” “Teaching Elementary School Math” and “Buddy Goes to Heaven.” He has further contributed myriad articles to peer-reviewed journals and served as a series developer for “Essentials in Teaching.”

In recognition of his exceptional undertakings in education, Dr. Riedesel was a grantee of the National Science Foundation in 1962, 1966, 1968 and 1974. Notably, he also received a Distinguished Professor Award upon his retirement in 1995. Married to Ardeth Scott since 1951, he is the proud father of five children. In his spare time, he enjoys bird carving and woodworking.

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