- Mailing address: Department of Mathematics, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075
- Telephone: 413-538-2299 (work), 413-532-5413 (home)
- Fax: 413-538-3035
- Email: adurfee@mtholyoke.edu
- Web site: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~adurfee

- A.B. in Mathematics, Harvard University, 1966
- Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cornell University, 1971 (Thesis advisor: Peter Kahn)

- University of California at Berkeley: Lecturer, 1971-73
- University of Washington, Seattle: Assistant Professor, 1973-1980
- Columbia University: Visiting Assistant Professor, 1977-79
- Smith College: Assistant Professor, 1980-84
- Mt. Holyoke College: Visiting Associate Professor, 1984-1987, Associate Professor, 1987-1989, Professor, 1989-

- Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn, Research Assistant, Summer Semester, 1971
- The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Member, 1974-76
- Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Member, 1983, and 9/87-2/88
- University of Pisa, Italy, Research Assistant, March-May 1988
- IREX scholar, Martin-Luther University, Halle (Saale), Germany, January-April, 1991.
- Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994-95.
- Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux, May 15-June 15, 1996.
- Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 1997-98.
- Visiting Scholar, University of Edinburgh April-May 2005.

- National Science Foundation grant for summer research (Principal Investigator): 1972-78, 80-81, 85-92
- National Science Foundation grant for Valley Geometry Seminar, (co-Principal Investigator), 1983-2000
- Department of Education FIPSE grant, 1992-93
- National Science Foundation grant (departmental) for REU summer program, 1988-2008.

- Polygonal differential geometry (1992, partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education). Lecture notes available.
- Fractals and chaos (Math 125), a course for non-mathematics majors. This course is different from currently-published textbooks in that it covers both the mathematical aspects of fractals and chaos as well as real-world applications. The most recent version of the course may be found at www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/adurfee/courses.htm (developed 1994-97).
- Introducing mathematics into an elementary music theory course (joint with T. Johnson, Ithaca College, partially funded by a FIPSE grant, 1997). Documentation can be found at www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/adurfee/mac/mac.htm.
*Laboratories in mathematical experimentation,*Springer, 1997. Projects for a sophomore course in mathematical investigation; written by the members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mount Holyoke College- Mathematical finance (Math 339). This course covers
mathematical topics around the Black-Scholes formula for option
pricing (text: Hull,
*Options, futures and other derivatives*. Developed assignments involving downloading financial information from the web and using statistical analysis to test these theories. (On my home web page click on "Courses" for the course as offered in the spring of 2007.)

- Counting critical points of real polynomials in two variables (1989)
- Counting critical points of real polynomials in two variables II (1992)
- Limiting tangents and normals to singularities of algebraic surfaces (1994, joint with D. O'Shea)
- Curvature of singularities of algebraic curves and surfaces (1995)
- Polynomial knots I (1998)
- Polynomial knots II (2000, joint with D. O'Shea)
- Polynomial knots III (2002, joint with D. O'Shea)
- Polynomial knots IV (2004, joint with D. O'Shea)
- Polynomial knots V (2006, joint with D. O'Shea)

- The self-linking of algebraic knots (10 minute talk at the Joint Math Meetings, San Diego 1/08)
- Perturbations, deformations, and variations (after B. Mazur); MHC department seminar, 11/07)
- Polynomial knots (Valley Geometry Seminar, 9/06)
- Klein's Erlangen program (20 minute talk at the Joint Math Meetings, San Antonio 1/06)
- Klein's Erlangen program (Valley Geometry Seminar, 10/04)
## Miscellaneous

- Associate editor, Journal of Knot Theory, 1992-2004.
- SAT II Mathematics Committee (College Board), 1994-1997.
- Committee on revisions of the quantitative measure section of the GRE general test, 2004-2005 (Educational Testing Service).
- Review committee of the Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 2005.

Last updated 1/27/08