Dale Hathaway

Associate Dean of the Martin D. Walker School of Engineering

Mathematics and Computer Science, School of STEM

Dr. Hathaway joined the mathematics department in 1989 and previously served as chair. He has taught a variety of mathematics courses, including statistics; probability; linear algebra; discrete, finite, and liberal arts mathematics; and calculus.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Hathaway has been active in research with a dozen publications, including the textbook that is used for Olivet’s mathematics for the liberal arts course. He recently had another book published entitled Mathematical Devotionals, which contains a year’s worth of devotionals, at least loosely related to mathematics.  

He has given many professional talks, most at national meetings of the Mathematical Association of America. He has also served for many years as a table leader and question leader for AP calculus. Recently, he has served as the chair-elect, chair (two years) and past chair (two years) of the ISMAA (Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America).

His involvement with students has included supervising summer research experiences for nine students. He is also the organizer of the Math Club, which gives students and faculty a chance to get together for food and fun with mathematics.

Because of his positive involvement with students, Dr. Hathaway received the Second Mile Award in 2004. This is a student nominated award. In 2011, he received Olivet’s Samuel L. Mayhugh Award for Scholarly Excellence.

When he’s not busy with mathematics, you may find him with his wife, Heather, and their three adult children; running, riding his bike; or organizing his 1800-item puzzle collection. His personal website which contains a large collection of images of stamps and coins related to mathematics is at web.olivet.edu/~hathaway.