Discovering the Art of Mathematics

Philip K. Hotchkiss
Professor of Mathematics
Westfield State University

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Contact Information:
Department of Mathematics
Westfield State University
Westfield, MA 01086

Office: Wilson 411L
Telephone: 413-572-5575
email: photchkiss AT westfield[dot]ma[dot]edu

About me:  I have been teaching college mathematics since 1994 and at Westfield State University since 1998. I love being at Westfield and find the community of colleagues and students here to be extremely stimulating and nurturing.

I earned my B.S. in Mathematics from Union College and my M.A. and Ph.D. from The University at Albany, the State University of New York.

I taught at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania; Rhodes College in Memphis, TN; and at The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN before coming to Westfield.

My mathematical interests include K-6 mathematics education, mathematics for liberal arts, knot theory, and mathematics and literature.

Some of my other interests include music, cycling, reading, baseball, and social justice.


B.S. Mathematics, Union College, 1987
M.A., Ph.D. Mathematics, The University at Albany, 1990, 1994

Academic Positions
Westfield State University, 1998 - present
The University of St. Thomas, 1996 - 1998
Rhodes College, 1995 - 1996
Lafayette College, 1994-1995

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Last update: 8/8/2013