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Dr. Carl W. Kohls

Carl Kohls

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Syracuse University
Location: Jamesville, New York, United States

Carl Kohls, Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics instruction.

After initially studying physics at Notre Dame University, Dr. Kohls obtained a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1953, followed by a Master of Arts in mathematics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 1955 and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics from Purdue in 1957. Excelling in research, Dr. Kohls was awarded a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in 1955 and a Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship in 1956, and in 1957 served as a research associate on professor Leonard Gillman’s National Science Foundation contract.

After flourishing as an instructor with Columbia University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Rochester, Dr. Kohls joined Syracuse University as an assistant professor in 1961 and was promoted to associate professor in 1963, attaining his full professorship in 1970. He has published 23 research papers in rings of continuous functions, the topic of his dissertation, and other topics in ring theory and general topology. In addition, he directed three Ph.D. dissertations. Dr. Kohls remained with Syracuse for over 5 decades and is now honored as a Professor Emeritus.

According to Dr. Kohls, his success is due to his hard work and the influence of his teachers on his career. Dr. Kohls is affiliated with the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematics Association of America and Phi Beta Kappa. He has written and co-authored over 20 research papers published in leading professional journals.

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