
Denny Gulick,Ph.D
Professor of Mathematics
Associate Chair for the Undergraduate
Program
Department of Mathematics

Denny Gulick is Professor of Mathematics,
and presently oversees
the undergraduate program in mathematics. His
main interests in mathematics focus on the
fundamental subject of
calculus and the new sciences of chaos and fractals.
With six editions of his calculus textbook (coauthored
by
colleague Robert Ellis), as well as a textbook entitled "Encounters
with
Chaos," he is presently working on a new "Encounters with Chaos and
Fractals." He also has been active in statewide college education
policies, is the leader of the college mathematicians in the State of
Maryland,
and is involved at the national level in controversial issues related
to
mathematics and mathematics teaching.
With
respect to East Asian issues, Denny Gulick and his
wife, Frances Gulick, have been sending friendship dolls to
schoolchildren in Japan
during the past 17 years, in the same vein that nearly 13,000
friendship dolls
were sent from American children to Japanese children in the 1920's in
a famous
"doll mission" inaugurated by Denny's grandfather, Sidney L. Gulick
I. (Denny Gulick's formal name is
Sidney L. Gulick, 3d.) It is Denny
Gulick's hope to be able to take groups of students in a study abroad
program
to witness the many wonderful facets of Japanese culture and the
extraordinary
characteristics of the Japanese people.