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New Faculty in the Department

Aug. 26, 2009

Dr. Guglielmo Fucci is a new three-year post doctoral visiting professor. Guglielmo completed his Ph.D. degree in mathematical physics at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2009. Hailing originally from Italy, Guglielmo has known, and worked with, Professor Klaus Kirsten in our department for several years.

Dr. Leonardo Mihalcea joins us as a new Assistant Professor. Leonardo's expertise lies in algebraic geometry, specifically in Schubert calculus. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. He has held post doctoral positions at Florida State University, the Max Planck Institute für Mathematik, and Duke University. Leonardo is married with wife Stanca (also a mathematician) and young son Radu.

Jill Nichols is a new part-time lecturer in the department. She obtained her M.S. degree in mathematics from Texas A&M in 2009. Jill's husband, Curt, is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Baylor University.

Brittany Noble is a temporary lecturer for the department for this fall semester. Brittany obtained her M.S. degree in mathematics from California State University at Northridge in 2007. Brittany's husband, Alan, is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at Baylor University.

The department is thrilled that we managed to woo Dr. Eugene Tidmore out of retirement to teach for us this fall. Gene retired in 2004; he previously taught at Baylor from 1963-65 and from 1971-2004. Gene earned his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1967 and, prior to returning to Baylor in 1971, taught at Texas Tech University.