Richard K. Williams
Dedman College 2011
Richard K. Williams, Professor of Mathematics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, earned his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. degrees at Vanderbilt University, and joined the SMU faculty in 1965. His major research interests are in real and complex analysis and topology. He served as chair of the Mathematics Department in 1978-79 and as associate chair of the Division of Mathematical Sciences in 1979-80. He served for several years as a member of the Faculty Senate. Professor Williams also served as director of Undergraduate Mathematics, director of the Talented and Gifted Mathematics Program, faculty sponsor for Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society, member of the Health Professions Recommendation Committee, and as the advisor for all mathematics minors. He has been recognized several times for his outstanding commitment to students, and received the Betty McKnight Speairs Endowed Teaching Excellence Award in Mathematics. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.