Gary Towsley

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics
South 324C

Gary Towsley has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1974.

Gary Towsley Profile

Office Hours

  • MWF: 9:30 - 10:20
  • T 8:30-10
  • or by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester (1971,1975)

  • B.S., Case Institute of Technology (1968)


  • Instructor 1974-75

  • Assistant Professor 1975-1985

  • Associate Professor 1985-1997

  • Professor 1997-1998

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor 1998-Present


Talks I have given and will give again if asked:

  1. The Archimedes Palimpsest
  2. Euler and the Zeta Function
  3. Signore Galileo, are you joking?
  4. Where in the History of Mathematics is S. Ramanujan


  • MATH 233: Linear Algebra I

    Study of matrices, matrix operations, and systems of linear equations, with an introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations. Elementary applications of linear algebra are included. Prerequisites: MATH 222 or MATH 228 or permission of instructor. Offered every semester

  • MATH 338: Topology

    detailed examination of topological spaces and mappings. The properties of compactness, connectedness, and separation are studied. Further topics from general, geometric, or algebraic topology will also be discussed. Prerequisites: MATH 223 and MATH 239. Offered fall, even years