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Computer science educator

Gordon Rae Sherman, American Computer science educator ( sci: math & computer science, Educated)computer science educator. Recipient Chancellor's citation U. Tennessee, 1983; National Science Foundation grantee, 1974.


Sherman, Gordon Rae was born on February 24, 1928 in Menomenee, Michigan, United States. Son of Gordon E. and Myrtle H. (Evenson) Sherman.


Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1953. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy., Purdue University, 1960.


Instructor mathematics, research associate Statistical and Computational Laboratory, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1956-1960. Director Computing Center, University Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1960, professor computer science, 1960-1993, professor emeritus, since 1993. Program director techniques and systems Office of Computing Activities, National Science Foundation, 1971-1972.

Chairman membership committee EDUCOM Council, 1983-1985.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on computer science to professional journals.


Served with United States Air Force, 1946-1949, 50-51. Fellow British Computer Society. Member American Statistical Association, Association for Computing Machinery, Data Processing Management Association (International Computer Science Man of Year award Southeast REgion VIII 1973, Professional of Year Region VIII 1979), Operations Research Society of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Lois E. Miller, July 3, 1951. Children: Karen Rae, Gordon Thorstein.

Gordon E. Sherman

Myrtle H. (Evenson) Sherman

Lois E. Miller

Karen Rae Sherman

Gordon Thorstein Sherman