Brian Garman


(813) 257-3379



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SC 249

Meet Brian 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
Discrete Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Probability and Mathematical Statistics
Complex Analysis
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).