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President's Curriculum Vitae
5800 Bay Shore Road, COH 204 Sarasota, Florida 34243 Phone: 941-487-4100 Fax: 941-487-4101 Email: doshea@ncf.edu EDUCATIONHarvard University, A.B. (Mathematics) 6/74 July 1, 2012 – present: President, New College of Florida 1998- 2012: Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mount Holyoke College 1994-1997: Sponsored Research Officer, Mount Holyoke College 1993-1996: Chair, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Mount Holyoke College 1990-1993: Director, NSF/Five Colleges Regional Geometry Institute
• Expert on geometry of singularities of real and complex hypersurfaces, work that mixes differential and algebraic geometry and that has resulted in collaborations and invitations to speak around the world.
with David Cox and John Little, with J.W. Bruce and MHC Math Department, with D. Cox and J. Little, with J. Callahan, D. Cox, K. Hoffman, H. Pollatsek, and L. Senechal,
(with A. Durfee). Polynomial Knots (preprint). arXiv:math/0612803 (with L. Wilson). Limits of Tangent Spaces to Real Surfaces. (with H.D. Tagare, D. Groissser). Non-rigid Shape Comparison of Plane Curves in Images, Computing Invariants of Hypersurface Singularities, in S. Sertöz (ed.), pp. 296-347 in (with C. Teleman) Limits of tangent spaces and a criterion for m-constancy, pp. 78-85 in D. Trotman, L. Wilson (eds.) (with A. Rangarajan and H. Tagare) A geometric criterion for shape-based non-rigid correspondence, (with L. Wilson) Normal and conormal cones of real surfaces, Limits of Tangent Spaces: Effective Computation in Singularity Theory, pp. 549-573 in D.T.Lê, K. Saito, B. Teissier (eds.), (with L.Wilson), Computing Limiting Normals to Real Surfaces, (with P. J. Giblin) The bitangent sphere problem, Spaces of limiting tangent spaces, Topologically trivial deformations of isolated quasihomogeneous singularities are equimultiple. The Bernstein-Osserman-Xavier theorem, Elementary catastrophes, phase transitions and singularities, Vanishing folds in families of singularities, Proc. Symp. Finite jumps in Milnor number imply vanishing folds, (with A.J. Coleman). The local classification of phase diagrams,
“The Surprising Resolution of the Poincaré Conjecture” in D. Rowe (ed..), “What Do Mathematicians Do?” (A review of three books.) “Jacques Hadamard, Pontigny-en-Amerique and creativity in the sciences” in C. Benfey, K. Remmler (eds.), (with H. Pollatsek) Are Prerequisites Necessary? Difficultés des étudiantes en calcul différentiel et intégral in L'analyse et les sciences, (with J. Callahan, D. Cox, K. Hoffman, L. Senechal, F. Wattenberg, Calculus in Context: The Five Colleges, in Summer Mathematics Research at Mount Holyoke College, in Mount Holyoke's Laboratory in Mathematical Experimentation, in
from Russian: Arkhangelskii and Fedorchuk, from French: R. Séroul, Over 130 translations of Russian language mathematics articles.
“Pick a Number, Any Number: On the perils of bad math education.” “High-stakes tests do maths no favours.” “Interview with Donal O’Shea.” Scientists Nightstand. • 1989-91 PD and co-PI with R. Weaver on the NSF ILI grant USEME-8951358 for $83,739 entitled Laboratories in Advanced Mathematics.
• Queen Elizabeth II Dissertation Fellowship, 1978 • Through Mount Holyoke: American Association of Colleges and Universities, the American Council of Academic Deans, the Council of Independent Colleges, and NEASC Recent public addresses to large national or international audiences: “The unexpected resolution of the Poincaré Conjecture,” University of Mainz, DE (9/08, 100+ in audience), http://www.beyond-einstein-2008.de/program.html “The three dimensional sphere,” Torino (IT, Nov 20, 2008, 1300+ in audience), video of webcast on www. giovediscienza.org/ (navigate to 23d Edition, Nov 20, 2008) “Limits of tangent spaces, separating sets and exceptional tangents at singular points of complex surfaces,” Universitet Aarhus, Aarhus (DK, 8/09, 40+ in audience), pdf of notes on: http://data.imf.au.dk/conferences/SING09IA/beamer_presentations/Oshea_presentation.pdf “The Mathematical Brain,” St. Ann’s College, Oxford, (UK, 9/09, 70+ in audience), “Mathematics, Content, and Gender” Fields Institute, Toronto (CA, 10/13, 100+ in audience) http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/09-10/shape-of-content/ • Organizer, Women’s Education Worldwide meeting in Sydney, Australia (Jan 6-8, 2010) Citizenship: US, Canada, Ireland (EU) | ||

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