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Richard Decker


Richard Decker
Richard Decker

Professor of Computer Science

Taylor Science Center 1005
315-859-4785

Richard Decker and Hamilton Professor of Computer Science Stuart Hirshfield are co-authors of several widely used computer science textbooks. Decker, who has been teaching computer science at Hamilton since 1985, received a master's degree in number theory and algebra from Pennsylvania State University, a doctorate from Ohio State University and master's degree in computer science from Stanford University. He has taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and served as mathematics-statistics assistant at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Computer Science
Discrete Mathematics
Applied Theory
Programming Challenges

Distinctions

  • Christian Johnson Teaching Fellow, Hamilton College, 1998
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1984
  • Mellon Foundation seminar on teaching, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1979
  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, Ohio State University; nominee, 1973, award 1976
  • Distinguished Teaching Associate Award, College of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Ohio State University, 1973, 1974, 1976

College Service

Chair, Department of Computer Science, 2000-07

Professional Affiliations

ACM (SIGCSE, SIGACT)
Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges
Sigma Xi

Appointed to the Faculty: 1985

Educational Background

Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.S., Stanford University
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
A.B., Dartmouth College

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