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Timothy Kelly


Timothy Kelly
Timothy Kelly

Samuel F. Pratt Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Emeritus (retired)

Tim Kelly, the Samuel F. Pratt Professor of Mathematics, joined the Hamilton faculty in 1982 and went on to receive two teaching awards: The Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award (1995) and The Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2000). Professor Kelly holds a doctorate in mathematical education and a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton. His service to the College includes chairing the Mathematics Department and the Committee on Academic Policy. The author of several textbooks and journal articles, he most recently co-authored with two Hamilton colleagues “Modeling preferential admissions at elite liberal arts colleges” for a 2013 issue of Research in Higher Education Journal.

Recent Courses Taught

Probability Theory and Applications
 

Distinctions

  • The Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Hamilton College, May 2000
  • The Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award, Hamilton College, May 1995
  • National Science Foundation Scholar, Stanford University, 1972-1974
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Honor Society for Jesuit Universities

Selected Publications

  • "Modeling Preferential Admissions at Elite Liberal Arts Schools," Sally Cockburn, Timothy Kelly and Gordon Hewitt, Research in Higher Education Journal, Volume 19, March 2013.
  • Proposal: A Program to Certify Hamilton College Undergraduates for Secondary Teaching. New York State Department of Education. 1996. Approved by the State of New York Regents, spring 1996.
  • College Algebra, Second Edition, with J.T. Anderson & R. Balomenos, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass., 1992.
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry, Second Edition, with J.T. Anderson & R. Balomenos, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass., 1992.
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry, with R. Balomenos & J.T. Anderson, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass., 1987.
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  • College Trigonometry, with R. Balomenos & J.T. Anderson, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass., 1987.
  • College Algebra, with R. Balomenos & J.T. Anderson, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass., 1986.
  • “Static Information as the Basis for Intelligent Debugging,” with S. Hirshfield and T. Holmes. Final Technical Report, Automatic Software Debugging Project, Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education, October 1985.
  • “Effects of field-dependence/independence and sex on patterns of achievement and grading in a first-semester calculus course.” Doctoral dissertation, University of New Hampshire) DAI (September 1985).

College Service

Chair, Department of Mathematics, 1998-2006
Chair, Committee on Academic Policy, 1997-98

Appointed to the Faculty: 1982

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
M.S., University of New Hampshire
M.A., Stanford University
B.A., University of Scranton

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