Department of Mathematics, Office 313, Fowler
1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041
323-259-2536 (office) || 323-259-2704 (fax) || firstname.lastname@example.org
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Mathematics B.S. 1986
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Mathematics M.Sc. 1992
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Mathematics Ph.D. 1994
Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 2014 to present.
Chair of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 2005 to 2010 and 2015-2016.
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 2004 to 2014.
Program Director, NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education, Arlington, VA. 2011 to 2013.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 1996 to 2004.
Minority Postdoctoral Scholar-in-Residence, Occidental
College. 1994 to
Edwards, R. Buckmire and J.
Ortega-Gingrich*. “A Mathematical Model of Cinematic Box-Office Dynamics with
Geographic Effects.” IMA Journal of
Management Mathematics, Volume 25, Issue 2, 2014, pp. 233-257.
K. McMurtry* and R.E. Mickens.
“Numerical Studies of a Nonlinear Heat Equation with Square Root Dissipative
Term.” Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 25,
No. 3, (May 2009), pp. 598-609.
R. Buckmire. “Applications
of Mickens Finite Differences to Several Related Boundary
Value Problems.” Advances in the Applications of
Nonstandard Finite Difference Schemes. Ed. R.E. Mickens. World Scientific Publishing: Singapore. 2005. pp. 47-87.
R. Buckmire. “Application
of a Mickens Finite-Difference Scheme to the
Cylindrical Bratu-Gelfand Problem.” Numerical
Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 20, No. 3, (May 2004), pp.
Edwards and R. Buckmire. “A
Differential Equation Model of North American Cinematic Box-office Dynamics.” IMA
Journal of Management Mathematics, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2001, pp. 41-74.
*indicates undergraduate student co-author
Other Significant Publications
Kelly Cline, Mark Parker, Ron
Buckmire, John George, Katharine Gurski,
Jacob Juul Larsen, Blake Mellor, Jack Oberweiser, Dennis Peterson, John Scharf,
Richard Spindler, Ann Stewart, and Christopher Storm. “Student Surveys: What Do
They Think?” In Teaching Mathematics with
Classroom Voting: With and Without Clickers, edited by Kelly Cline and
Holly Zullo. Mathematical Association
of America, 2011. pp. 29-37.
Ron Buckmire. "Investigations
of Nonstandard, ‘Mickens-type,' Finite-Difference
Schemes for Singular Boundary Value Problems in Cylindrical or Spherical
Coordinates." Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations,
Vol. 19, No. 3, (May 2003), pp. 380-398.
Ron Buckmire, P.
Gabrielle Foreman and Donna Maeda. “’Race, Gender and Justice’: New
Technologies and Student Empowerment.” Works and Days, Vol. 16, No. 1/2,
Spring/Fall 1998, pp. 319-332.
P. Gabrielle Foreman and Donna Maeda. "Race, Gender and Justice:
Teaching with Technology at Occidental College." Newsletter of the
American Studies Association, Vol. 21, No.3, September 1998.
Ron Buckmire. You
Can't Get There From Here: The Impact of California's Proposition 209 On Same-Sex
Marriage." Albany Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 5, 1997, pp. 1673-1676.
Activities (LGBT and Diversity)
· June 2014: Official Mentor for Predoctoral
Students at National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences (http://mathalliance.org/?mentor=ron-buckmire)
· March 2014: Gave keynote address at
annual UC LEADS conference, UC Riverside.
· June 2013: Gave the inaugural
presentation at the National Science Foundation’s first-ever celebration of
LGBT Pride Month (introduced by Acting NSF Director Cora Marrett).
· October 2012: Co-organized the appearance
by White House staffer Kei Koizumi for the National Science Foundation’s inaugural
recognition of National Coming Out Day.
· March 2015-present. Principal
Investigator on $606,191 NSF S-STEM Award DUE-1457943 “Creating Opportunities
in Science and Mathematics for Occidental Students”
· January 2015-present. Member, Mathematical Association of Americas Committee on Minority
Participation in Mathematics. Presidential
· 2014, 2015. Reviewer for U.S.
Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education and National Science
Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education.
· January 2014-present. Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Education Committee, Presidential
· January 2014-present. Associate
Editor, SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO).
· June 2014-present. Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Diversity Committee, Presidential
· September 2013. Content
Review Expert for California Department of Education 2014 Mathematics Primary Adoption.
· Member, MathDL Advisory Committee, October 2009-January 2014.
· February 2011: Named Educator of
the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and
Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP).
· Participated as research mentor in Occidental’s
Summer Research Program in 2009 (Ariel Krasik-Geiger),
2010 (Jacob Ortega-Gingrich), 2014 (James Slaney).
· Recipient of MAA Tensor-SUMMA
grants to support outreach work with The Algebra Project in multiple Los
Angeles area high schools (2009-2011).
Ronald E. Mickens and Sandra Rucker (Clark Atlanta
University), David A. Edwards and P. Gabrielle Foreman (University of Delaware)
Angela Gallegos and Lily S. Khadjavi (Loyola
Marymount University), Talitha S. Washington (Howard
University), Abba Gumel, (University of Arizona),
Benny Chan (The College of New Jersey), Robin S. Wilson, (California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona), Alan Knoerr and Treena Basu (Occidental College)