PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION AND RESUME
NAME: George D. Poole
682 Fox Meadow Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643
TELEPHONE: Home - None Business - 423-439-6971 Cell - 423-483-1799
DISCIPLINE SPECIALIZATION: Matrix Theory/Numerical Linear Algebra/Elementary Teacher Education
B. S. E. 1964 Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas
M.S. 1966 Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado
Ph.D. 1972 Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas
Emporia State University Assistant Professor 1972-75
Associate Professor 1975-79
North Carolina State Visiting Professor 1979-80
Emporia State University Chairman/Professor 1980-83
Lamar University Chairman/Professor 1983-86
East Tennessee State Univ Chairman/Professor 1986-99
East Tennessee State Univ Professor 1999 to present
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians (SIAM)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Regular active referee for mathematical journals
Regular active reviewer for the Mathematical Reviews
Regular reviewer of Mathematics texts and software materials
Former Mathematics Consulting Editor for the Transactions, Kansas Academy of Sciences
Advisor to the Select Committee on Higher Education for the state of Texas
Member of Chancellor's (Tennessee Board of Regents) Ad Hoc Committee on Developmental
Programs in Tennessee
UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES:
Emporia State University (1972-83)
General Education Council 3 yrs
Research and Creativity Committee (Chairman) 2 yrs
Faculty Senate 2 yrs
Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council 2 yrs
Arts and Sciences Faculty Secretary 2 yrs
Academic Affairs Committee 2 yrs
Honors Program Committee 3 yrs
University Computing Committee 3 yrs
Science Education Committee 2 yrs
Emporia State University Credit Union Board 2 yrs
Lamar University (1983-86)
Faculty Development Leaves Committee (Sabbaticals)
Lamar University Teacher Education Council 2 yrs
NCATE Curriculum Evaluation Committee
Executive Committee, Council of Academic Chairs
East Tennessee State University (1986 - )
Search Committee Member for Arts and Sciences Dean
Search Committee Member for Director of Computer Center
Search Committee Chair for Chair of History Department
Loaned Executive Officer for United Way Program (2 yrs)
Faculty Senator (8 yrs; current active member)
Executive Committee Member for Faculty Senate (2yrs)
Chair for the Council of Academic Chairs (Founding chair, 2 yrs)
Executive Committee, Council of Academic Chairs (2yrs)
Quillen College of Medicine Admissions Committee Member (9 yrs)
Future of Research Committee (2011 Vision Report)
President’s Ad Hoc University Budget Committee (1991)
Advisory Committee to NSF MATH CAPS Project (1986 –88)
NCATE Self-Study Advisory Committee
General Education Advisory Council (4 yr)
President's Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Salary Inequities
President’s Ad Hoc Committee on Staff Salary Inequities
Student Affairs Research Advisory Committee
Teacher Education Advisory Council (current)
Total Quality Education Regional Seminar and Workshop Samford University (April 1991)
Covey Leadership Workshop Conference, East Tennessee State University (March 1992)
NSF Week-long Workshop on Graphics Calculators and the Mandelbrot Set University of Tennessee (May 92 - May 93)
NSF ATLAST Workshop at the University of Maryland developing pedagogical software for Linear Algebra (July 93)
NSF Strengthening and Assessing the Academic Majors Association of American Colleges and Universities College of Charleston (March 1994)
NSF ATLAST Workshop at San Diego State University developing pedagogical problems and software for Lin Alg (June 94)
AAHE Academic Citizenship and the Role of Disciplines in Systemic Reform, Amer. Assoc. for Higher Education Washington DC (November 1994)
NSF Week-long Workshop on Mathematical Modeling Pellessippi State Community College, Oak Ridge, TN (May 1995)
NSF ATLAST Workshop : Developing Special Tech Lesson Plans for Linear Algebra, University of Washington (Aug 96)
NSF ATLAST Workshop : Developing Special Tech Lesson Plans for Linear Algebra, San Diego State University (Jun 97)
NSF (AASCU) Conference on Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, San Diego State University (Jun 2001)
NSF MET I Conference on the Preparation of Mathematics Teachers, Washington DC (Nov 2001)
NSF (AASCU) Conference on Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, San Diego State University (Jun 2002)
CBMS and Exxon-Mobil Summit Conference on the Mathematics Education of Teachers, Washington DC (Nov 2002)
NSF MET II Conference on the Preparation of Mathematics Teachers, Washington DC (Oct 2003)
NSF PMET Workshop at Appalachian State University in May 2004; Boone, NC. PMET = Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers.
Teacher Education Leadership Conference, Tennessee, (April 2006)
NCTM Meeting in St Louis (March 2006)
NCTM Meeting in Atlanta (March 2007)
Georgia Teachers Conference at Tuskeegee University (August 2007): Invited Speaker: The Evolution of K-6 Mathematics
NCTM Meeting in Salt Lake City (April 2008)
Teacher Educational Leadership Conference, Tucson, AZ May 2008
NCTM Meeting in Washington DC (April 2009)
SELECTED CONSULTING ACTIVITIES:
Menninger Foundation (1966 Tornado Victim Research)
Sauder Industries, Inc. (Software design for pressure vessel interfacing, 1978-83)
North Lyon County School Board/Northern Heights (Computer science curriculum development, 1983)
ESU Credit Union (Supplemental software development, 1982)
Texas Department of Transportation (Load Displacement during emergency velocity reduction, 1986)
Orange Independent School District (Mathematics curriculum modification, 1986)
Undergraduate Mathematics Review Team for Three Private Church-related Kansas Colleges, 1988
SACS Review Team for High Schools (Tennessee, 1990)
Review of Graduate Mathematics Program at Western Carolina (1996)
Review Manuscripts for Publishing Companies in Statistics, Abstract Algebra, and Linear Algebra, 1972-99.
SACS Review Team for High Schools (Tennessee, 2000)
SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION:
Taught graduate courses in Group Theory, Matrix Theory, Differential Equations (Theoretical and Numerical), Numerical Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra, Modeling Theory, Number Theory, Topology, Real Analysis.
With the assistance of other faculty and the support of the academic administration, I developed Mathematics Laboratories at Emporia State University, Lamar University, and East Tennessee State Univ.
Developed the mathematics portion of an education program set up for the operators at the Wolfcreek Nuclear Power Plant (Kansas) to satisfy the NRC.
During my last year at Emporia I served as ESU's advisor to the Kansas State Board of Education in developing secondary mathematics certification requirements.
At both Emporia and Lamar I developed special courses in Computer Literacy and Computer-aided Instruction for pre-service and in-service teachers, both elementary and secondary levels.
In-service Workshops for Elementary and Secondary teachers in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
· I conduct in-service workshops for county and city school systems for grades K-12
· I assist my elementary education students in carrying out Family Math Night at surrounding elementary schools Fall and Spring
· I conduct Tennessee Workshops to help students pass Math Content Praxis Exam for Secondary Teachers.
· PK-2 Two-week Workshop on Mathematics Investigation Materials, June 2007 (THEC Grant)
· Eastman Summer Mathletes Program for 3rd/4th Grade Teachers (five year project; Summers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); Workshop Leader
SELECTED ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS:
1972 "Berge's Theorem for Infinite Tournaments" University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1973 "Convex Regions which Cover Arcs of Constant Length" National AMS/MAA Section meeting, Dallas, Texas
1974 "Solutions to Singular Systems of Equations" Annual Kansas MAA Section meeting, Ottawa, Kansas
1976 "Generalized Inverses and Least Squares Problems" University of Missouri (invited talk)
1979 "The Worm Problem of Leo Moser" North Carolina State University, Raleigh
1980 "Nonnegative Matrices whose Zero Patterns Are Power Invariant" Georgia State University, Atlanta
1981 "Nonnegative Cone Containment Problems" University of South Carolina, Columbia
1981 "The Role of Linear Algebra in the Development of the Digital Computer" North Carolina State University, Raleigh
1982 "The Role of Linear Algebra in the Undergraduate Curriculum" Annual Kansas MAA Section meeting, Emporia, Kansas
1983 "Research Spawned by Matrix Iterative Analysis" Regional AMS meeting, Norman, Oklahoma
1984 "The Influence of Numerical Linear Algebra on the Development of the Computer" Annual Texas MAA Section meeting, Tyler, Texas
1984 "Mathematics -- A Prestigious and Rewarding Career" Sabine Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual banquet (Texas)
1984 "Research Spawned by Matrix Iterative Analysis" Gatlinburg IX (International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra), Waterloo, Ontario
1984 "Projectionally Exposed Cones in Convex Programming Problems" Gatlinburg IX, Waterloo, Ontario
1985 "Convex Programming" Annual Texas MAA Section meeting, Galveston, Texas
1985 "Convex Programming and Projectionally Exposed Cones" Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Raleigh, NC
1985 "Projectionally Exposed Cones" Conference on Applied Analysis in Aerospace, Industry and Medical Sciences, Houston, Texas
1986 "Convex Programming" National AMS meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
1986 "The Worm Problem" Annual Texas MAA Section meeting, Dallas, Texas
1986 "The Worm Problem Revisited" Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
1987 "A Geometric Analysis of Gaussian Elimination" SE Regional MAA Meeting, Savannah, GA
1987 "Gaussian Elimination: A Geometric Revelation" National SIAM Meeting, Denver, CO
1988 "Instability in Gaussian Elimination" University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
1989 "Back-substitution error multipliers in Gaussian Elimination" Invited Talk, Purdue University Computer Science Dept
1990 "Gaussian Elimination: When is Scaling Beneficial?" and "The Rooks Pivot" Auburn Matrix Theory Conference
1991 "Gaussian Elimination: When is Scaling Beneficial?" "Back-substitution phase error multipliers" "The Rooks Pivot" (Three presentations)
International SIAM Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1991 "Quality Improvement Process in Higher Education: Isn't There a Better Way?" Invited Talk: ETSU Meet the Faculty Lecture Series
1993 "Sign potentially orthogonal matrices" Invited talk at the Eighth Annual Haifa (Israel) Matrix Theory Meeting
1993 "The Rook’s Pivoting Strategy" Invited talk at the Workshop on Nonnegative Matrices in the Mathematical Sciences (Haifa)
1994 "Effects of fetal hippocampal tissue transplants and removal of the transplants on water maze performance in hippocampectomized rats" 38th Annual Southeastern Psychological Association
1994 "Columnwise Gaussian Elimination" Southeast Conference on Linear Algebra, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
1995 "Numerical Evidence in Favor of the Rook's Pivot" Fifth Conference on the International Linear Algebra Society, Georgia State University (August 1995)
1996 "The Rook’s Pivoting Strategy" Invited talk to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte
2000 "The Rook's Pivoting Strategy" Invited talk to Clemson University
2002 "The Maximum Number of Odd 2x2 Submatrices in 0-1 Matrices" Invited Talk, Georgia State University (March)
2002 "Two-sided and Same-sided Arcs in Moser's Worm Problem" Invited Talk, University of Illinois (April)
2002 "Pre and Post-service for Prospective Elementary Teachers" Invited Talk, Southwest Virginia Elementary Principals' Conference (March)
2002 Invited talk to the AASCU Meeting on Mathematics Teacher Preparation, San Diego State University
2003 Plenary Speaker at the MET II Conference in Washington DC on the Mathematics Education of Teachers (October 2003)
2004 "The Rook's Pivoting Strategy" Invited talk at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA November 2004.
2007 Invited talk to Georgia Teachers Conference at Tuskeegee University , The Evolution of K-6 Mathematics
2007 On Division. K-6 Mathematics Talk. Regional Teachers Meeting. Morehead State University.
2007 Evolution of K-5 Mathematics talk at TMTA Meeting, Sept 2007 Fractions…again…again. I Finally Get It talk at TMTA Meeting
2007 Division. Sullivan County Workshop for K-5 Teachers, Oct 2007
2008 Division of Fractions. Sullivan County Workshop for 3-6 Teachers, Oct 2008.
SELECTED SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES (Most Funded):
1973 ESU Research Grant recipient to engage in research at Texas Tech University on Generalized Inverse Problems
1974 ESU Special Summer Research Grant to engage in research on Generalized Inverses and Graph Theory
1974 ESU Travel Grant to engage in research at Texas Tech University on M-Matrices
1978 ESU Research Grant to engage in research at North Carolina State University on MP Matrices
1979 Sabbatical leave at North Carolina State University as Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics
1981 ESU Travel Research Grant to engage in research at the Univ. of South Carolina on Matrix Monotonicity
1983 Update on Nuclear Breeder Reactor Program, Argonne Laboratories, Idaho Falls
1984 Research travel to the University of Missouri to work on the Projectionally Exposed Cone Problem
1985 Johns Hopkins Lecture Series on Matrix Theory by Charley Johnson
1986 Emergency Economic Securities Act Grant for $56,000 to upgrade high school mathematics teachers in Southeast Texas
1986 Co-recipient of ALCOA Faculty Development Award for $5,000
1987 Numerical Linear Algebra Workshop with James Ortega, David Young and Robert Plemmons. University of Tenn.
1989 Co-recipient of ETSU Research Graduate Assistant Award to work on Gaussian Elimination research
1990 Co-recipient of $4200 research grant from ETSU to work on Gaussian Elimination
1991 Presidential-Grant-in-Aid recipient: $1000 (ETSU) Qualitative Matrix Analysis Workshop (NSF) Georgia State University (Charley Johnson)
1992 Presidential-Grant-in-Aid recipient: $1400 (ETSU) Sponsor research travel to special Linear Algebra Year at the University of Minnesota
1995 Presidential-Grant-in-Aid recipient: $1500 (ETSU) Sponsor research travel to Israel and France for Haifa Matrix Analysis Conference
1995 Co-recipient of RDC Grant for $5,880 "Improving the Accuracy of Computed solution of Large Linear Systems in Parallel" (with L. Neal and G. Schaper)
1996 Recipient of RDC Grant for $5,880 "Improving the Accuracy of Computed solution of Large Linear systems in Parallel"
2001 ExxonMobil Grant for $3000. Retreat for Improving Mathematics and Pedagogy for Prospective Elementary Teachers at East Tennessee State and Western Carolina Universities
2002-07 NSF/ACCLAIM Grant for $8000 to enhance mathematics education at TA Dugger Junior High School in Elizabethton, TN ($8000 for each of 5 years)
1. Poole, G. (1965, Spring). A non-Archimedean ordered ring. Pentagon, 67-71.
2. Poole, G. & King, D. (1967, December). Editorial note on between T1 and T2. American Mathematical Monthly, 74, 1241.
3. Poole, G. & Boullion, T. (1970, December). Characterization of the matrix equation AX + BX = C. Journal of Industrial Mathematics, 20, 91-95.
4. Poole, G. (1971, November). Integers and the sum of the factorials of their digits. Mathematics Magazine, 44, 278-279.
5. Poole, G. and Boullion, T. (1972, September). Weak spectral inverses which are partial isometries. SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, 23, 171-172.
6. Poole, G. & Reid, J. (1972, November). Abelian groups which are quasi-injective over their endomorphism rings. Canadian J. of Math., 24, 617-621.
7. Poole, G. & Boullion, T. (1972, December). Berge's theorem for infinite tournaments. Journal of Industrial Mathematics, 22, 39-43.
8. Poole, G. & Boullion, T. (1972, December). The Drazin inverse for certain power matrices. Journal of Industrial Mathematics, 22, 35-37.
9. Poole, G. & Gerriets, J. (1973, March). Minimum covers for arcs of constant length. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 79, 462-463.
10. Poole, G. (1973, March). A graph theoretic approach to pseudoinverses. The Texas Journal of Science, 24, 439-444.
11. Poole, G. (1973, Fall). Geometry of minimum norm and least squares solutions to matrix equations. Delta, 3, 12-17.
12. Gerriets, J, & Poole, G. (1974, January). Convex regions which cover arcs of constant length. American Mathematics Monthly, 81, 36-41.
13. Poole, G. (1974, January). An algebraic development of the real numbers. Emporia State University Press.
14. Poole, G. & Boullion, T. (1974, October). A survey on M-matrices. SIAM Review, 16, 418-427.
15. Poole, G. & Boullion, T. (1975, May). The Drazin inverse and a spectral inequality of Marcus, Minc, and Moyles. Journal of Approximation Theory, 15, 503-508.
16. Poole, G. (1975, July). Generalized M-matrices and applications. Mathematics of Computation, 29, 903-910.
17. Singh, I., Poole, G., & Boullion, T. (1975, July). A class of Hessenberg matrices with known pseudoinverse and Drazin inverse. Mathematics of
Computation, 29, 903-910.
18. Poole, G. (1977, April). A least squares approximate solution to polynomial equations over the real numbers. Mathematics Teacher, 70, 326-330.
19. Poole, G. & Barker, G. (1979). MP matrices. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 26, 165-174.
20. Downing, G. & Poole, G. (1979). Basic arithmetic skills and applications. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.
21. Poole, G. (1981). Generalized inverses of linear transformations [Review for Linear Algebra and Its Applications]. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 37, 293-295.
22. Campbell, S. & Poole, G. (1981). Computing nonnegative rank factorizations. Linear Alg. and Its Applications, 35, 175-182.
23. Campbell, S. & Poole, G. (1981). Convergent regular splittings for nonnegative matrices. Linear and Multilinear Algebra, 10, 63-73.
24. Poole, G. (1982). The worm problem of Leo Moser. Mathematical Calendar. ROME Press.
25. Neumann, M., Poole, G., & Werner, J. (1982). More on generalizations of matrix monotonicity. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 48, 413-435.
26. Stadelmaier, Rose, Meyer, & Poole, G., (1982). Nonnegative matrices with power invariant zero patterns. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 42, 23-29.
27. Poole, G. & Campbell, S. (1982). Nonnegative cone containment problems. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 43, 282-284.
28. Poole, G. (1985). Convex programming and projectionally exposed cones. Proceedings of NASA Conference.
29. Barker, G., Laidacker, M. & Poole, G.(1987, January). Projectionally exposed cones in convex programming. SIAM Journal of Algebraic and Discrete
Methods, 8, 100-105.
30. Poole & Laidacker (1988). Projectionally exposed cones in R3. Linear Algebra and its Application, 111, 183-190.
31. Poole, G. & Neal, L. (1991). A geometric analysis of Gaussian Elimination: Part I. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 149, 249-272.
32. Neal, L. & Poole, G. (1992). A geometric analysis of Gaussian Elimination: Part II. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 173, 239-264.
33. Poole, G. & Neal, L. (1992). Gaussian Elimination: When is Scaling beneficial? Linear Algebra and its Applications, 162-164, 309-324.
34. Norwood, F., Poole, G., & Laidacker, M. (1992). The Worm Problem of Leo Moser. Discrete and Computational Geometry, 7, 153-162.
35. Poole, G. & Neal, L. (2000). The Rook's pivoting strategy. Computational and Applied Mathematics, 123 , 353-369. Special edition on Advances in
Numerical Analysis and Numerical Linear Algebra in the last decade of the 20th Century.
36. Nonneman, A., Baisden, R., Poole, G., and Woodruff, M. Effect of Transplant Removal on the Deficit in Water Maze Acquisition produced in Rats by Fetal
Hippocampal Transplants. Submitted to Brain Research Bulletin.
37. Norwood, R. and Poole, G (2003). An improved upper bound for Leo Moser's Worm Problem. Discrete and Computational Geometry, 29:409-417.
38. Norwood, R. and Poole, G (2003). The number of 2x2 Odd Submatrices in 0-1 Matrices. Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra and Its Applications,
39. Poole, Wetzel, Johnson (2004). A smallest covers for convex unit arcs. Discrete & Computational Geometry. 32:141-147, 2004.
40. Norwood, R and Poole, G. A criterion for Hadamard matrices with circulant core. Journal of Linear and Multilinear Algebra. To appear.
Master's Degree Thesis: The Stone-Cech and Wallman Compactifications.
Doctoral Thesis: Weak Spectral Inverses (Generalized Inverse Theory).
MASTERS DEGREE STUDENTS:
John Reed Williams, Vector Spaces and Field Extensions, 1972.
Douglas Scott Kelsey, Sylow's Theorems, 1973.
Inderjit Singh, Characterizations of Nil and Locally Nilpotent Ideals, 1973.
John Kennedy, The Structure of Abelian Groups, 1974.
Linda Ingold Campbell, Relationships Between Special Classes of Matrix Transformations, 1974.
Crystal Hollingsworth, Generalized Inverses, Calculations and Relations, 1977.
Sally Humes, Determining Eigenvalues for Real Matrices, 1983.
Emily Sue Commander, Interfacing Cones and Frusta in the Pressure Vessel Industry, 1985.
Michele Askew, Theoretical Analysis of Column-wise Gaussian Elimination, 1986.
Jean S. Rittenhouse, Matrix Iterative Analysis, 1986.
Mohammed Kouriabi (with L. Neal) Geometric Analysis of Gaussian Elimination, 1989
Jane Kirshner West (with L. Neal)*, Numerical Analysis of Column-wise Gaussian Elimination, 1991
Jennifer Hill*, Shattering Sets, 1992
Bernadine Cochran+, Matrix Factorizations 1997
Kevin Ratliff+, Cryptography: Analysis of Some Important Public-key Algorithms, 1999.
* Completed Ph.D.’s in Mathematics
+ Currently teaching at Junior Colleges