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S. Christopher Fuller

Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, and Associate Professor of Mathematics

S. Christopher Fuller

Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, and Associate Professor of Mathematics
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Fuller joined the faculty at Cumberland University in the fall of 2010. He has taught most of the math classes offered at CU, as well as programming and statistics in the Information Technology and Master of Public Service Management programs. His area of interest in mathematics is linear algebra and its applications, specifically over an indefinite inner product space, but includes other areas of applied math.

After serving as Interim Dean for a year, Dr. Fuller was named Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology and Business in 2016.

In 2005, Dr. Fuller graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He was a University Honors Scholar and was chosen by the faculty of the two departments as the top graduate in math and in physics. In 2006, he completed a Master of Applied Mathematics for his work concerning the convergence of the iterative Jacobi method when solving a tri-diagonal system. He received his Ph.D. in May 2010 working with Frank Uhlig. As part of his dissertation, Dr. Fuller solved one of a dozen "Challenges in Matrix Theory" problems published a decade ago. None of the other challenges have yet been solved. While at Auburn, he received the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Teaching Award, the E. Haynesworth Fellowship, and several undergraduate scholarships.

Other than math, Dr. Fuller enjoys traveling and music. He participated in marching and concert bands in high school and college as well as with community groups and was selected for several honor bands including the Alabama All-State concert band playing oboe. He has taught music lessons for piano, woodwinds, and percussion and served as a church pianist and organist for over ten years.

Dr. Fuller and his wife have one son and live in Lebanon.

 

Publications: 

“A constructive proof of the Cartan–Dieudonné–Scherk Theorem in the real or complex case” Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jpaa.2010.08.002

 

“New results in an anti-Waring problem” with D. Prier and K. Vasconi. Involve, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2014).

 

“Generalized Anti-Waring Numbers” with R. Nichols. Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 18, Issue 10 (2015).

 

“J. Percy Priest: A Christian Gentleman.” Tennessee Baptist History, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2017)

 

Basic Algebra (textbook) 1st ed. (2015). 2nd ed. (2017).

 
Education:

B.S., Physics, Auburn University

B.S., Mathematics, Auburn University

Master of Applied Mathematics, Auburn University

Ph.D., Mathematics, Auburn University