The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will host a retirement reception for Dr. Thomas Dence, professor of mathematics. Colleagues and students are welcome to come and wish him well. The reception will be in Patterson Room 211 on Friday, May 2 from 11-2.
During his 30 years at Ashland University, Dence has taught a variety of mathematics and computer science courses. He was awarded the Ashland University "Mentor Award" in 2001 and 2009 and was the inaugural recipient of the university's Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2011. In 2003, the Mathematical Association of America presented Dence with the Ohio Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. In addition, Dence has published more than 60 articles in refereed journals and has authored or co-authored five textbooks on mathematics. His final semester of teaching was Fall 2013.
Read more about Tom's storied career in the Fall 2013 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science newsletter.