George W. Reddien
Dedman College 2009
George W. Reddien, Professor of Mathematics in Dedman College, earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology. After teaching at Vanderbilt University for eight years, he joined the SMU faculty in 1979. His research interests are in the numerical solution of boundary value problems, including numerical techniques for bifurcation analysis. In addition to his teaching, he has served in several major administrative positions, including chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1980-1986 and 1994-1997, associate provost from 1986-1989 and dean of Research and Graduate Studies from 1989-1992. Professor Reddien's dedication to teaching has been recognized with the Provost's Office Award for Outstanding Faculty, the Betty McKnight Speairs Endowed Teaching Excellence Award in Mathematics and selection as a HOPE (Honoring Our Professors' Excellence) Professor by Residence Life and Student Housing. He has served on several M.S. and Ph.D. committees and directed Ph.D. theses. The author of numerous professional publications, he has served as editor and managing editor for the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Journal on Numerical Analysis, a premier journal in the field. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.