Meet Brian L. Garman
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Education: 1967 Cornell University, AB
1973 Western Michigan University, MA
1974 Western Michigan University, Sp.A.
1976 Western Michigan University, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: College Algebra
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus I, II, III
Introduction to Higher Mathematics
Probability and Mathematical Statistics
Modern Abstract Algebra
Career Specialties: Dr. Garman began his career as a theoretical mathematician, but his
interests have evolved into using known principles of mathematics to
solve everyday problems.
Professional and Community Activities: Dr. Garman combined his interest in tennis and computers to develop an
algorithm to manage the U.S. Tennis Association's National Championship
for Boys 16 and 18. That solution evolved into the Garman System for
match scheduling, used throughout the country. He also referees tennis
matches in NCAA competitions.
He consults on the use of Macintosh computers. His published articles
include "Inverse Functions, Rubik's Cube, and Algebra," The Mathematics
Teacher (1984), and "Applying a Linear Function to Schedule Tennis
Matches," The Mathematics Teacher (1983).