PROF. BILL WATSON

Associate Professor

 

 

Office: Room 334F in St. John Hall
Telephone: 718-990-2115
E-mail: watsonw@stjohns.edu

Office Hours: Fall Semester, 2005,
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
11:15 AM --> 12:15 PM

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~watsonw

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT:

Calculus for Business
Calculus for Pharmacy
Calculus with Biological Applications
Biostatistics

Linear Programming with Business Applications
University Calculus II & III
Ordinary Differential Equations

Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (graduate and undergraduate)
Abstract Algebra (graduate)

Discover New York – Evocative African Art

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Riemannian Geometry
Symplectic Geometry
Mathematical Physics

EDUCATION:

Ph. D. in Mathematics, 1971, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
M. S. in Mathematics, 1969,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
A. B. in Mathematics, 1967, Rutgers, the State University, New Brunswick, NJ

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

The Goldberg Conjecture is True for the Four-dimensional Total Space of an Almost Kähler Submersion , Journal of Geometry, 69 (2000), 215-226.

Superminimal Fibres in an Almost Hermitian Submersion, Boll. Unione Mat. Ital., 8 (2000), 159-172.

For the past four years, I have been teaching African Art to freshman students at St. John's within the Discover New York Curriculum. I also collect other objects of art. Some of them have appeared in museum shows:

with my Yombe Ivory Pieta figure at the Hillwood Art Museum, Sept., 2002  

Link to my African Art Course: http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~watsonw/AFRICAN05/DNYSyllabus.htm

During the summers of 2000 and 2001, I worked with the St. John's Professors Elise Megehee, Anne Dranginis, Rich Rosso and Frank Cantelmo creating and running the Summer Science Experience for ninth grade girls and boys at the Oakdale campus of St. John's University. Under an earmarked grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education, we all had a wonderful time exposing our participating students to the wonders of science. Important scientists from Long Island and the tri-state area came to the beautiful Oakdale campus on the water and helped us energize the students.

 
Prof. Watson and some of the Visiting Scientists: L-R: Prof. Diana Bartelt, SJU Biology; Prof. Liz Roemer, SUNY Stony Brook Pathology; Prof. Watson; Prof. Jay Zimmerman, SJU Biology; Prof. Emilio Squilante, SJU Pharmacy.   The 2001 Staff: L-R: Prof. Elise Megehee, SJU Chemistry; Prof. Rich Rosso, SJU Chemistry; Amy Housel, Administrative Assistant; Prof. Watson; Prof. Anne Dranginis, SJU Biology.