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Kenneth Albert Retzer

Kenneth Albert Retzer, American mathematics professor, entrepreneur. Certified teacher, Illinois, 1954-1957; certified school administration, Illinois, since 1957.


  • Retzer, Kenneth Albert was born on November 6, 1933 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel Stark and Cora Edith (Martin) Retzer.

  • Education

    • AB, Illinois College, 1954. Master of Education, University Illinois, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1969.


    • Teacher Saunemin (Illinois) Township High School, 1954-1958, assistant superintendent, 1955-1958. Professor mathematics Illinois State University, Normal, 1959-1989, Abilene (Texas) Christian University, 1989—1997. Vice president, board directors DR Global Enterprises, Doctor of Business Administration Cafe China, Doctor of Business Administration DR Gifts and Accessories, 1995—2000.

      Vice president, board director WD Management LLC, Doctor of Business Administration Gary's Pizza, 2002—2006. Assistant chairman mathematics department Illinois State University, Normal, 1969-1971. Visiting professor University Georgia, Athens, 1973, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1984, University Hawaii-Maui, Kahului, 1990, 91.

      Consultant Arabian American Oil Corporation, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1984, Illinois State Board Education, Springfield, 1983-1988. Research fellow University Western Sydney, Australia, 1993. Lecturer Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China, Gansu Education University, Lanzhou, Lanzhou Normal University, Zhangye Normal University, China, summer 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Illinois, 1954-1957. Certified school administration, Illinois, since 1957.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals in the United States, Canada, China.


    Party affiliation: member Church of Christ.


    Denomination: Church of Christ


    Member National Education Association, American Association of University Professors, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, School of Science and Mathematics Association, Mathematics Association American, Research Council on Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics Illinois Council Teachers of Mathematics (Max Beberman award 1988), Texas Council Teachers of Mathematics, Big County Council Teachers of Mathematics, Illinois Association Higher Education, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa.



    Travel, photography, reading, Christian studies, learning.


    • Married Dorcas Anne Schroeder, April 18, 1954 (deceased August 4, 1990). Children: Martin Wayne, Kent Arnold, Sheryl Kaye. Married Wei Dong, February 14, 1991.

      Children: Roger Dong Retzer, Kenneth Samuel Retzer.
    • father: Samuel Stark Retzer
    • mother: Cora Edith (Martin) Retzer
    • spouses: Dorcas Anne Schroeder
    • Wei Dong
    • children: Martin Wayne Retzer
    • Kent Arnold Retzer
    • Sheryl Kaye Retzer
    • Roger Dong Retzer
    • Kenneth Samuel Retzer
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    • 1954
      Illinois College
    • 1957
      University Illinois
    • 1969
      University Illinois
    • 1959 - 1989
      professor, mathematics Illinois State University
      Normal, Illinois, United States
    • 1989 - 1997
      professor, mathematics Illinois State University
    • 1995
      vice president, s Doctor Global Enterprises
    • 1995
      board director, s Doctor Global Enterprises
    • 2002 - 2006
      vice president, WD Management Limited Liability Company
    • 2002 - 2006
      board director, WD Management Limited Liability Company
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