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mathematician , university professor

George Eyre Andrews, American Mathematics educator ( sci: math & computer science, Educated)mathematics educator. Recipient Distinguished University Teaching award Allegheny mountain section Mathematics Association American, 1993, Dottore ad Honorem in Fisica U. Parma, 1998; Guggenheim fellow, 1982-1983; elected member American Academy Arts and Sciences, 1997. member American Academy Arts and Scis.


Andrews, George Eyre was born on December 4, 1938 in Salem, Oregon, United States. Son of Raymond Leslie and Rovena Pearl (Eyre) Andrews.


Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1960. Master of Arts, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1960. Postgraduate, Cambridge University, England, 1960—1961.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1964. Doctorate in Physics (honorary), Parma University, Parma, 1998. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Florida, Gainvesville, since 2002.

DMath (honorary), Waterloo University, Canada, 2004.


Assistant professor mathematics Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1964-1967, associate professor mathematics, 1967-1970, professor mathematics, 1970-1981, Evan Pugh professor mathematics, since 1981, mathematics department head, 1980-1982, 95-97. Hedrick lecturer Mathematics Association American, 1980, J.S. Frame lecturer, 1993, Polya lecturer, 2007-2009. Adjunct professor University Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1982-1992, regional conference lecturer, National Science Foundation-Conference Board Mathematics Sciences, 1985.


  • Andrews is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He was given honorary doctorates from the University of Parma in 1998, the University of Florida in 2002 the University of Waterloo in 2004, SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India in 2012, and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2014.



Fellow: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Member: National Academy of Sciences, American Mathematics Society (president-elect 2008-2009, president since 2009), American Academy Arts and Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Boogie-woogie piano.


Married Joy Margaret Brown, September 2, 1960. Children: Amy Beth, Katherine Yvonne, Derek George.

Raymond Leslie Andrews

Rovena Pearl (Eyre) Andrews

Joy Margaret Brown

Amy Beth Andrews

Katherine Yvonne Andrews

Derek George Andrews