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Dick Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, joined the Hamilton faculty in 1979 after earning his doctorate from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University. The author of numerous scholarly articles, his research and teaching focuses on low-dimensional topology, knot theory, fractal geometry, and chaos theory. In 2016, the Student Assembly presented Professor Bedient with the Sidney Wertimer Award, which honors a faculty member “who is recognized as a mentor and active participant within the Hamilton community.” He has served as chair of the Mathematics Department and the Student Fellowship Committee, and as faculty advisor for women’s volleyball, Kappa Sigma Alpha sorority, the Sailing Club, and the Curling Club.

Recent Courses Taught

Calculus I
Calculus II
Linear Algebra
Multivariable Calculus
Seminar in Topology

College Service

Chair, Student Fellowship Committee
Faculty advisor, women’s volleyball
Faculty advisor, Kappa Sigma Alpha sorority
Faculty advisor, Sailing Club
Faculty advisor, Curling Club

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Michigan
A.M., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Denison University

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