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Steven C. Althoen

Steven C. Althoen

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Michigan-Flint
Location: Dexter, Michigan, United States

Steven C. Althoen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan-Flint, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics instruction.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1969, Dr. Althoen continued his education with a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics from the City University of New York in 1973. He was inspired to teach mathematics by his father, who obtained a mathematics degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and determined to attain a doctorate in the field in his honor.

Dr. Althoen began his career in mathematics instruction as an assistant professor with Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York from 1973 to 1975. Arriving at the University of Michigan-Flint in 1975, he prospered as an assistant professor from 1975 to 1980 and associate professor from 1980 to 1985. Dr. Althoen ascended to chairman of the Mathematics Department in 1985, serving in that capacity until 1989, and a full professorship in which he served until 2010, after which he has been a professor emeritus.

Dr. Althoen is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly works including “Matrix Methods in Finite Mathematics,” “Finite Mathematics,” “College Algebra via the Theory of Equations,” “Introduction to Discrete Mathematics” and “Statistics, Concepts and Applications.” In 1990, he was the recipient of a Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan-Flint. Additionally, Dr. Althoen is a member of the Mathematics Association of America and the American Mathematical Society.

As a career highlight, Dr. Althoen cites the paper he co-wrote in The American Mathematical Monthly in 1983 called “When is R2 a Division Algebra?” that is still being referred to by people today.

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