Arnold Adelberg, PhD

Arnold Adelberg

Title: Myra Steele Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Company: Grinnell College
Location: Grinnell, Iowa, United States

Arnold Adelberg, PhD, Myra Steele Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Grinnell College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics and higher education.

Interested in mathematics from a formative age, Dr. Adelberg attended Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1956. Attending Princeton University soon thereafter, he received a Master of Arts in mathematics in 1959. Commencing his career as an instructor at Columbia University, a role he held for three years, he soon transferred to Grinnell College, where he served as an instructor from 1962 to 1964, assistant professor from 1964 to 1968, and full professor from 1972 to 1991. From 1991 until attaining emeritus status in 2009, he was the Myra Steele Professor of Mathematics. During his tenure at Grinnell, he acted as the director of the Noyce Visitor Program from 1998 to 2003 and received a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics from Princeton University in 1996. In addition, he was a visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Chicago, the Center for Number Theory at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Wake Forest University and the Ohio State University.

Holding mathematics interests in number theory, algebraic geometry and combinatorics, Dr. Adelberg served as a referee for the American Mathematical Monthly, Discrete Mathematics, the Fibonacci Quarterly, and the Journal of Number Theory. He has contributed nearly 20 articles to scientific journals and served as a reviewer for the Mathematical Review. He has also maintained membership with the American Mathematics Society, the Mathematical Association of America and the International Fibonacci Society. Most recently authoring “The P-Adic Analysis of Stirling Numbers via Higher Order Bernoulli Numbers” in the International Journal of Number Theory in 2018, he has also contributed articles to the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematics Magazine, Colloquium Mathematicum, the International Mathematical Journal and the Journal of Number Theory.

Among the notable moments of his career, Dr. Adelberg recalls publishing his academic papers to be absolute highlights. Establishing himself as a renowned expert in the mathematics industry, he has continued to produce papers throughout his career and even in retirement. Married to Harriet Diamond since 1962, he has two daughters and one granddaughter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing bridge, where he is a Diamond Life Master. He also loves playing chess and traveling.

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