Mark Bollman ( is professor of mathematics and chair of the department of mathematics and computer science at Albion College in Michigan.  His mathematical interests include number theory, probability, and geometry.  Mark’s claim to be the only Project NExT fellow (Forest dot, 2002) who has taught both English composition and organic chemistry to college students has not, to his knowledge, been successfully contradicted.  If it ever is, he is sure that his experience teaching introductory geology will break the deadlock.
B.A, Mathematics and Integrated Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, 1986.
M.A., Mathematics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 1988.
Ph.D., Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA, 2001.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Applied probability, including applications to games of chance,
Combinatorial number theory,
Mathematics education