THOMAS YUSTER, associate professor of mathematics, was a member of the faculty for 38 years.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Stanford University in 1973 and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in mathematics from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1975 and 1979, respectively.
Yuster joined the faculty as associate professor of mathematics in 1983.
He has published his research in journals such as Journal of Algebra, Mathematics Magazine, Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Archives of Mathematics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Chaos, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Journal of Theoretical Biology. His calculus graphics software was distributed by Polygonal Publishing House.
Yuster has given talks at colleges and universities as well as other venues on topics on a wide range of topics, including calculus, mathematics games, computer graphics, time and the plays of Tom Stoppard, the evolution of cooperation, and AIDS prevention in Africa.
His service to the Department of Mathematics has included mentoring faculty members, organizing the regional mathematics exam hosted by Lafayette, administering and overseeing student mathematics competitions, and serving on the Applied Math Committee.