Ron Buckmire
Occidental College
Department of Mathematics, Office 313, Fowler Hall
1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041
323-259-2536 (office) || 323-259-2704 (fax) || ron@oxy.edu

Professional Preparation 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Mathematics  
B.S.
1986
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Mathematics M.Sc.
1992
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Mathematics Ph.D.
1994

Appointments
Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 2014 to present.
Chair of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 2005 to 2010.
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 2004 to 2014.
Program Director, NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education, Arlington, VA. 2011 to 2013.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 1996 to 2004.
Minority Postdoctoral Scholar-in-Residence, Occidental College. 1994 to 1996.

Related Publications
1.    D.A. Edwards, R. Buckmire and J. Ortega-Gingrich*. “A Mathematical Model of Cinematic Box-Office Dynamics with Geographic Effects.” Accepted March 2013 and published online June 2013 in IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. doi:10.1093/imaman/dpt006
2.    R. Buckmire, K. McMurtry* and R.E. Mickens. “Numerical Studies of a Nonlinear Heat Equation with Square Root Dissipative Term.” Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 25, No. 3, (May 2009), pp. 598-609.
3.    R. Buckmire. “Applications of Mickens Finite Differences to Several Related Boundary Value Problems.” Advances in the Applications of Nonstandard Finite Difference Schemes. Ed. R.E. Mickens. World Scientific Publishing: Singapore. 2005. pp. 47-87.
4.    R. Buckmire. “Application of a Mickens Finite-Difference Scheme to the Cylindrical Bratu-Gelfand Problem.” Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 20, No. 3, (May 2004), pp. 327-337.
5.    D.A. Edwards and R. Buckmire. “A Differential Equation Model of North American Cinematic Box-office Dynamics.” IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2001, pp. 41-74.

*indicates undergraduate student co-author

Other Significant Publications
1.    Holly Zullo, Kelly Cline, Mark Parker, Ron Buckmire, John George, Katharine Gurski, Jacob Juul Larsen, Blake Mellor, Jack Oberweiser, Dennis Peterson, John Scharf, Richard Spindler, Ann Stewart, and Christopher Storm. “Student Surveys: What Do They Think?” In Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting: With and Without Clickers, edited by Kelly Cline and Holly Zullo. Mathematical Association of America, 2011. pp. 29-37.
2.    Ron Buckmire. "Investigations of Nonstandard, ‘Mickens-type,' Finite-Difference Schemes for Singular Boundary Value Problems in Cylindrical or Spherical Coordinates." Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 19, No. 3, (May 2003), pp. 380-398.
3.    Ron Buckmire, P. Gabrielle Foreman and Donna Maeda. “’Race, Gender and Justice’: New Technologies and Student Empowerment.” Works and Days, Vol. 16, No. 1/2, Spring/Fall 1998, pp. 319-332.
4.    Ron Buckmire, P. Gabrielle Foreman and Donna Maeda. "Race, Gender and Justice: Teaching with Technology at Occidental College." Newsletter of the American Studies Association, Vol. 21, No.3, September 1998.
5.    Ron Buckmire. You Can't Get There From Here: The Impact of California's Proposition 209 On Same-Sex Marriage." Albany Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 5, 1997, pp. 1673-1676.

Synergistic Activities (LGBT and Diversity)
•    June 2014:  Official Mentor for Predoctoral Students at National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences (http://mathalliance.org/?mentor=ron-buckmire)
•    March 2014: Gave keynote address at annual UC LEADS conference, UC Riverside.
•    June 2013: Gave the inaugural presentation at the National Science Foundation’s first-ever celebration of LGBT Pride Month (introduced by Acting NSF Director Cora Marrett).
•    October 2012: Co-organized the appearance by White House staffer Kei Koizumi for the National Science Foundation’s inaugural recognition of National Coming Out Day.

Synergistic Activities (Education)
•    July 2014. Reviewer for U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.
•    June 2014. Funded Participant in first cohort of NSF-funded Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematics workshop at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
•    January 2014-present. Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Education Committee, Presidential appointee.
•    January 2014-present. Associate Editor, SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO).
•    June 2014-present. Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Diversity Committee, Presidential appointee.
•    September 2013. Content Review Expert for California Department of Education 2014 Mathematics Primary Adoption.
•    Member, MathDL Advisory Committee, October 2009-January 2014.
•    February 2011: Named Educator of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP).
•    Participated as research mentor in Occidental’s Summer Research Program in 2009 (Ariel Krasik-Geiger), 2010 (Jacob Ortega-Gingrich), 2014 (James Slaney).
•    Recipient of MAA Tensor-SUMMA grants to support outreach work with The Algebra Project in multiple Los Angeles area high schools (2009-2011).

Collaborators
Ronald E. Mickens (Clark Atlanta University), David A. Edwards and P. Gabrielle Foreman (University of Delaware) Angela Gallegos and Lily S. Khadjavi (Loyola Marymount University), Talitha S. Washington (Howard University), Abba Gumel, (University of Manitoba), Benny Chan (The College of New Jersey), Robin S. Wilson, (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), Alan Knoerr (Occidental College)

Ph.D. Thesis Advisor
Julian D. Cole (deceased) and Donald W. Schwendeman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute