Mathematics and Computer Science

# Christopher Camfield, Ph.D.

# Christopher Camfield, Ph.D.

## Associate Professor of Mathematics

## Faculty Athletics Representative

Email: camfield@hendrix.edu Office: MC Reynolds Hall 309 Office Hours: 4-5 Monday - Friday Phone: (501) 450-3877 Fax:(501) 450-3829## Biography

After growing up in Fairborn, Ohio, I attended the University of Cincinnati , where I majored in mechanical engineering . My degree required 18 months in the cooperative education program where I worked for Goodrich Aerospace in Troy, Ohio. At Goodrich, I had the opportunity to design, test, and service wheels and brakes for regional, business, military, and commercial aircraft. In addition to my studies, much of my undergraduate time was spent as a member of UC's track and cross country teams.

Deciding that I preferred mathematics over engineering, I stayed at UC and earned my doctorate in mathematics . I specialized in geometric measure theory and analysis on metric spaces under the supervision of Nageswari Shanmugalingam . My thesis was titled Comparison of BV Norms in Weighted Euclidean and Metric Measure Spaces .

After completing my doctorate, I spent two years as a visiting professor at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. This was my first experience with a small liberal arts college after having always been at a large (and wonderful) state university. During this time, I realized that I wanted to spend the rest of my career teaching at a similar institution.

I came to Hendrix in 2010 and have had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of math courses while being involved in many different areas of campus life. In 2015, I began serving at the college's Faculty Athletics Representative to the SAA and NCAA.

## Academic Background

- B.S., University of Cincinnati, 2002
- Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2008

## Employment History

- Hendrix College , Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2016 - present
- Hendrix College , Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2010 - 2016
- Kenyon College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2008 - 2010
- University of Cincinnati, Graduate Assistant, 2002 - 2008
- Goodrich Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering Co-op, 1999 - 2001

## Responsibilities

- Faculty Athletics Representative to SAA and NCAA
- Pi Mu Epsilon, Arkansas Beta Chapter, Faculty Advisor
- Athletic Advisory Committee
- Writing Across the Curriculum Committee
- Guiding Principles Committee for the Creative Quad
Past Committees

- Council of New Student Advisors
- Committee on Academic Advising
- Committee on Student Life
- Strategic Planning: Science Visibility
- Strategic Planning: Career Preparation

## Teaching History

**Course #****Course Title****#****Last Taught***Hendrix College, 2010 - present*MATH 115 *Mathematics in Contemporary Issues*1 Fall 2011 MATH 120 *Functions and Models*1 Spring 2015 MATH 130 *Calculus I*8 Fall 2016 MATH 140 *Calculus II*6 Spring 2016 MATH 215 *Statistical Analysis*8 Fall 2016 MATH 260 *Differential Equations*2 Fall 2014 MATH 270 *Linear Algebra*2 Fall 2012 MATH 290 *Introduction to Advanced Mathematics*3 Spring 2015 MATH 310 *Probability and Statistics*2 Spring 2014 MATH 350 *Real Analysis*2 Fall 2016 MATH 365 *Mathematical Models*1 Spring 2016 MATH 450 *Seminar in Analysis*2 Spring 2015 MATH 490 *Adv Topics: Complex Variables*1 Fall 2015 MATH 490 *Adv Topics: Image Processing*1 Spring 2012 MATH 497 *Mathematics: Senior Seminar*6 Fall 2016 *Kenyon College, 2008 - 2010*MATH 111 *Calculus A*1 Spring 2010 MATH 112 *Calculus B*2 Fall 2008 MATH 213 *Calculus C*3 Fall 2009 MATH 324 *Linear Algebra II*1 Spring 2009 MATH 333 *Differential Equations*2 Spring 2010 MATH 460 *Topology*1 Fall 2009 MATH 493 *Ind Study: Algebraic Topology*1 Spring 2010 *University of Cincinnati, 2004 - 2005*MATH 155 *Topics in Mathematics*1 Summer 2005 MATH 252 *Calculus II*1 Summer 2004 MATH 273 *Differential Equations*1 Summer 2004

## Senior Projects Supervised

- Mitch Lowry'17
- Elizabeth Dye'16,
*Natural Language Processing for Semi-Structured Text* - Eric Walker'16,
*An Open Door to Geometric Measure Theory* - Kaleigh Clary'14,
*Extension of a Red-Blue Intersection Algorithm to 3D* - Matthew Larson'14,
*Density, Prime Numbers, and Gaps* - Grace Trees'14,
*Finding 10 a Friend* - Sarah Pullen'13,
*Modeling Project-Based Learning by Applying Markov Chains to Board Games* - Casey Wynn'12,
*Hypercyclic Operators in Hilbert Spaces* - Gilbert Ndayambaje'11,
*Basics Behind the Science of Hidden Information: Cryptography* - William Porter'11,
*Haar Function Expansions and a Simple Application to Integral Equations*

## Research Interests

- My research interests are in analysis with an emphasis on geometric measure theory and analysis in metric spaces. I am also interested in applications of geometric measure theory in data analysis and image processing.

## Publications

- “Comparison of BV Norms in Weighted Euclidean Spaces.”
*J. Analysis*, 18 (2010), 83-97.

## Grants and Awards

- 2015 - National Science Foundation ( DUE-1503856 ) , $249,789. With Thomas Asaki (Washington St.), Heather Moon (LCSC), Marie Snipes (Kenyon).
- 2012 - Associated Colleges of the South, $10,000. With Erin Bodine (Rhodes), Matthew Rudd (Sewanee), Anne Yust (BSC).
- 2010 - Academy for Inquiry Base Learning, $2,500. With Alex Meadows (SMCM).