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Kenneth P. Bogart 1943-2005

Professor Kenneth P. Bogart, Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College, died in a biking accident in March. The following is excerpted from the Dartmouth College Department of Mathematics website.

Dr. Bogart graduated from Marietta College in Ohio in 1965, and earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1968. He started his career at Dartmouth in 1968, where he remained for 37 years. Ken chaired the mathematics department from 1989 to 1995. At the time of his death, Ken was in California on a sabbatical and working to complete revisions on his books, Introductory Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science, while continuing his research on graph theory and partially ordered sets. During his career, Ken published nine books and over 60 articles. His many years of service to Dartmouth were marked by a dedication to teaching, which included participation in Math Across the Curriculum and his own grant for Teaching Introductory Combinatorics by Guided Discovery.

Ken's career was characterized by a love of mathematics and scholarship, and a passion for teaching and mentoring at all. His passion for research is evidenced by over 60 journal articles and nine textbooks in combinatorics. Almost half of his more than two dozen collaborators were his Ph.D. students and some of these collaborations continued well after the students had established their independent research careers.

Ken's deep commitment to and involvement with undergraduates spanned many decades. Throughout the 1990s, he had a broad involvement in the Women in Science Program (WISP). Throughout the later part of his career, Ken became increasing interested in how students learn mathematics. A memorial service for Professor Bogart will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 1pm. on the Dartmouth campus.

News Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2005