Stahl, Saul 1942-

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STAHL, Saul 1942-

PERSONAL: Born January 23, 1942, in Antwerp, Belgium; U.S. citizen; son of Mano Moses (a diamond broker) and Finkla (a nurse; maiden name, Schmidt) Stahl; married Susan Hogle (an occupational therapist), September 1, 1980; children: Dan Langdon, Lynne Elizabeth, Amy Joy. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1963; University of California—Berkeley, M.A., 1966; Western Michigan University, Ph.D., 1975. Hobbies and other interests: Dance, languages.

ADDRESSES: Home—Lawrence, KS. Office—Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, volunteer high school and college teacher in Nepal, 1965-68; International Business Machines Co., Endicott, NY, systems programmer, 1969-73; Wright State University, Fairborn, OH, assistant professor of mathematics, 1975-77; University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, professor of mathematics, 1977—.

MEMBER: American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America.

AWARDS, HONORS: Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, Mathematical Association of America, 1986, for the article "The Other Coloring Theorem."


The Poincaré Half-Plane: A Gateway to Modern Geometry, Jones & Bartlett, 1993.

Introductory Modern Algebra: A Historical Approach, John Wiley (New York, NY), 1996.

A Gentle Introduction to Game Theory, American Mathematical Society (Providence, RI), 1999.

Real Analysis: A Historical Approach, John Wiley (New York, NY), 1999.

Geometry from Euclid to Knots, Prentice-Hall (Tappan, NJ), 2003.

Contributor to mathematics journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on topics in topology and geometry.

SIDELIGHTS: Saul Stahl once told CA: "I am writing the textbooks that I wish I had seen as an undergraduate student with a major in mathematics. To the extent possible, the exposition is informed, as Henri Poincaré suggested it should be, by the historical evolution of the subject matter. I avoid all unnecessary abstractions and make sure that the reader is provided with ample routine exercises and a sufficient number of challenging problems."