Curriculum Vita

Birthdate: April 28, 1927
Place: Covington, Kentucky
Veteran of World War II Aviation Electronics Technician Mate, US Navy 1945-1946


B.S., Univ. of Kentucky, 1951—Cum Laude, with Honors in Mathematics
M.S., Purdue University, 1953
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1955


Teaching Asst., Purdue University, 1951/55 & Graduate Student Seminar Co-Chair, 1954/55
Instructor, Michigan State Univ., 1955/56
Asst. Professor, Michigan State Univ., 1956/57
Asst. Professor, Penn State Univ., 1957/59
Assoc. Professor, Penn State Univ. 1960/61 (on leave Fall ’60)
Professor, Rutgers University, 1962—1997
Emeritus Professor, Rutgers University, 1997–

Visiting Positions:

Fulbright-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Heidelberg Univ., 1959/60 – (On leave from Penn State)
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, 1960/61
Member Institute for Advanced Study (grant-in-aid), 1960/62
Univ. of California, Berkeley (Rutgers Faculty Fellowship), 1965/66
Consultant for U.S. AID & NSF in India, summer, 1968
Rutgers Faculty Fellowship, Princeton, 1969/70
Ford Visiting Professor, Tulane Univ., Sept. 1970
Member, Screening Comm., Internat’l Exchange of Persons (Senior Fulbright Awards), Conf. Board of Asso. Research Council, 1970/73
Visitor,  Inst. for Advanced Study (Rutgers Univ. Faculty Academic Study Program),  1973/74
Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, January, 1976
Visitor, Inst. for Advanced Study (Rutgers Univ. Faculty Academic Study Program),  Princeton, 1977/78
Visiting Prof., New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, Spring, (Rutgers Univ. Faculty Academic Study Program), 1982
Visiting Prof., Mathematics Research Center (CRM), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Bellaterra, spring, 1986; summer, 1987
Visiting Prof., Algebra Semester, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (CRM) fall, (Rutgers Univ. Faculty Academic Study Program), 1989

Awards and Prizes:

Pi Mu Epsilon, Math. National Undergraduate Honorary Society, 1949
Society of the Sigma Xi, 1951
Outstanding Senior in Mathematics Award (Univ. of Kentucky) and Math. Assoc. of America Undergraduate Membership, 1950
NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, 1959/60
Institute for Advanced Study, Memberships 1960/62,  Visitor 1973-74, 1977-78; and Summer, 1960-1971, 1973-1978
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships, 1960/62
Member, Rutgers Research Council, 1963-65 and 1966-67
Member, Screening Committee of Senior Fulbright Awards, 1970-73
Rutgers Faculty Fellowships, 1965/66, 1969/70
Visiting Scholar, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1965/66
Consultant, Government of India and  U.S. AID, New Delhi, India, April-August 1968
Visiting Ford Fellow, Tulane Univ., Sept/Oct, 1970
Various NSF grants, 1958 — 1973
Spanish Government, Ministry of Science and Education Grants 1986 and 1989-90
Rutgers University Faculty Academic Study Programs (FASP) 1973-74 Institute for Advanced Study ( IAS), Fall 1977 (IAS), Spring 1982 (Univ. of New Mexico), Spring 1986 & Fall 1989, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
University of Parma & Italian Ministry of Science and Education Travel Grant, June 1991.
Rutgers Univ. FASP, Spring 1993, Spring 1997.


Holmes High School Hall of Distinction, Plaque and Medallion, Commencement, Covington, KY, May 23, 2003.

Service to the country:

US Navy 1945-1946 (Aviation Electronics Technician Mate 3/c)

Service to the University:

Member, Graduate Committee, Mathematics Dept., 1962/66
Member, Research Council, 1962/65, 1966/67
Member, Fulbright Liaison Committee, 1970/73

Service to the profession:

Member of London Math. SocietyJapan Math Soc., American Math. Soc.,Math. Assoc. of AmericaCanadian Math. Society
Referee for NSF, 1960-77
Member, Fulbright Screening (selection) Comm., 1970-73
Referee for: Pacific JournalJ. AlgebraJ. Australia Math. Soc.Canadian Journal of Math.Proc. A.M.S.Portugaliae MathematicaPublicacions Matemàtiques,Quarterly Journal of MathematicsRocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics,Canadian Mathematical Bulletin,  ZentralblattMath Reviews,Mathematische ZeitschriftAmerican Mathematical MonthlyJournal of Pure and Applied Algebra
Editor, Lecture Notes in Math , vol. 700, 1977.
Contributing Editor and Editorial Board Member for Handbook of Algebra, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1990-