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Mathematics educator , Computer scientist

Benjamin Francis Plybon, American mathematics educator, computer scientist. Fellow National Science Foundation, 1963-1964. Petty officer lst class United States Navy, 1952-1956, Korea. Member Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Background

Plybon, Benjamin Francis was born on February 12, 1930 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Son of Romeo Clinton and Ruby (Davis) Plybon.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Marshall University, 1957. Master of Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1968.

Career

Electronics design technician, Cubic Corporation, San Diego, 1956;R & D physicist, Industrial Nucleonics, Columbus, Ohio., 1957;teaching assistant, Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1957-1959;instructor mathematics, Marshall U., Huntington, 1969-1964;instructor mathematics, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 1964-1966;assistant professor mathematics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio., 1966-1974;associate professor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio., since 1974;assistant director Computing Center, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 1964-1966. Consultant in numerical analysis Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, summer 1963.

Religion

People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

Politics

The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

Views

All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.

Membership

Petty officer lst class United States Navy, 1952-1956, Korea. Member Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: guitar, bowling, amateur astronomy.

Connections

Married Bonnie Jean Nelson, June 2, 1962. Children: Amy Anne, Laura Jean, Daniel Emory, Kathleen Marie.

father:
Romeo Clinton Plybon

mother:
Ruby (Davis) Plybon

spouse:
Bonnie Jean Nelson

children:
Amy Anne Plybon

Laura Jean Plybon

Daniel Emory Plybon

Kathleen Marie Plybon