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Department History 1954-2017

As department chair during the academic year 1968-1969, Paul Halmos (left) hired a small generation of new faculty members, the last of whom retired in 2015.

The Mathematics Department of the University of Hawaii (now the University of Hawaii at Manoa) was founded in 1954.

Before 1954 mathematics was part of the School of Engineering under the chairmanship of Wilfred "Jasper" Holmes (who helped crack the Imperial Japanese ciphers during World War II).

The department began with only 6 members. One was the wife of the Dean of Faculty. Not all were mathematicians; one, a Navy buddy of Holmes, was an engineer from Pearl Harbor.

Christopher Gregory was the first department chairman.

An archived department web site from 2011 is available at math-hawaii-edu.appspot.com.

Chronological list of chairs and hires

2010 Chair means Chair for the 2010-2011 academic year; Summer Chair means Summer Acting Chair.

* means the year of assumption of duties is shown whereas the faculty member was hired the year before.

Year Chair Associate chair Graduate chair
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Freese Wilson Haas
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Chyba Wilkens
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Guentner Wilson
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Chyba
Year Chair Curriculum chair Instruction chair Graduate chair
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Guentner Craven Nation Wilkens
Spring 2013 Ramsey Myers
Fall 2012 Guentner Wilson
Year Chair Assoc. chair Grad. chair
2011 Ramsey Dovermann Nation
2010
2009 Smith
2008
2007
2006 Craven Little
2003-2005
2002 Allday
2001 Nation Craven
1999-2000
1997-1998 Hoover Weiner Bertram
1994-1996 Smith
1993 Colby Wong, Hoover (Spring)
1992 Wong
1991 Ramsey Weiner
1990 Wong, Colby (Spring)
1989 Wong, Hoover (Fall)
1988 Brown Wong Hanf
1986-1987
1985 Lampe Craven
1984 Wong, Hoover (Fall)
1983 Wong
1982 Pitcher Wong, Hoover (Fall) Bear

Earlier/historical

  • 1986  Chair: Brown,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Hanf
    •   Secretary: Susan Hasegawa
    •   Secretary: Shirley Kikiloi
  • 1985  Chair: Lampe,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Craven
    •   Executive Secretary: Pat Goldstein
  • 1981 Chair: Pitcher,  Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Bear
  • 1980  Chair: Pitcher,   Assoc. Chair: Wong & Hoover(Fall),   Grad. Chair: Bear
    • Stegenga, David
  • 1979  Chair: Williamson,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Csordas
    • Nation, J.B.
  • 1978  Chair: Williamson,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Csordas
    • Ortel, Marvin
  • 1977  Chair: Williamson,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Csordas
    • Lady, Lee
  • 1976  Chair: Mader,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Colby
  • 1975  Chair: Mader,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Colby
    • Ramsey, Tom
    • Wilson, Les
  • 1974  Chair: Mader,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Colby
    • Hile, Jerry
    • Weiner, Joel
  • 1973  Chair: Bear,   Assoc. & Summer Chair: Hanf,   Grad. Chair: Pitcher
    • Bleecker, Dave
    • Craven, Tom
  • 1972  Chair: Bear,   Assoc. Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Pitcher
    • Freese, Ralph
    • Hoover, Tom
    • Lampe, Bill
    • Little, Bob
  • 1971  Chair: Bear,   Assoc. & Summer Chair: Wong,   Grad. Chair: Pitcher
    • Brown, Ron
    • Myers, Dale
  • 1970  Chair: Bear,   Assoc. & Summer Chair: Mader,   Graduate Chair: Pitcher
    • Allday, Chris
  • 1969  Chair: Bear,   Assoc.,   Grad. & Summer Chair: Mader
    • Bear, Jake
    • Colby, Bob
    • Csordas, George
    • Hilden, Mike
  • 1968  Chair: Halmos,   Assoc. and Summer Chair: Mookini
    • Bertram, Ed
    • Wallen, Larry
  • 1967  Chair: Leahey.   Assistant Chair: Davis
    • Nobusawa, Nobuo
    • Williamson, Jack
  • 1966  Chair: Mookini,   Assistant Chair: Davis
  • 1965  Chair Mookini,   Summer Acting Chair: Rogers
    • Mader, Adolf
  • 1964  Chair: Mookini
    • Rogers, Ken
    • Yeh, Rui
  • 1963  Chair: Gregory,   Acting Chair: Townes
  • 1962  Chair: Gregory
    • Wong, Ruth
  • 1961  Chair: Gregory
  • 1960  Chair: Gregory
  • 1956
    • Siu, Jimmy