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In Memory of Michael O. Albertson, 19462009

Summary: In Memory of Michael O.
Albertson, 19462009
Joan P. Hutchinson, Macalester College and
University of Colorado at Denver (adjunct
professor), hutchinson@macalester.edu
Many AWM members lost a teacher, a research
collaborator, and a friend with Mike Albertson's death
on March 21, 2009 from thyroid cancer. For 37 years
Mike was an inspired, respected, and challenging
teacher at Smith College, an undergraduate, liberal arts,
women's college. His students have continued on to
careers in industry, computer work, and teaching at
the high school, community college, college, and
university level throughout the U.S. His teaching
included courses that spanned the spectrum from
"mathematics appreciation" to research seminars. He
and I were co-authors of one of the first discrete math
books, Discrete Mathematics with Algorithms. At Smith
Mike was L. Clark Seelye Professor and Professor of
Computer Science (founding member). He was also a


Source: Albertson, Michael O. - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Smith College


Collections: Mathematics