David E. Dobbs
David E. Dobbs is a native of Winnipeg, Canada. He received the B.A. degree from the University of Manitoba in 1964 after completing, with honors, programs in mathematics, philosophy, and statistics and the M.A. degree from the University of Manitoba in 1964 in geometry. He received the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1969. After several years of studying Cech and Amitsur cohomology, with applications to related areas within algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory, homological algebra and category theory, he shifted his interest to commutative algebra more than 30 years ago. Since then, his interests have centered on commutative rings, especially integral domains, studied internally via prime ideals and externally via extensions such as overrings. After positions at UCLA and Rutgers University, he moved to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he has been serving as a Professor of mathematics since 1980. He has published more than 325 scholarly articles and books in various areas of algebra and mathematics education. For further details, please visit his personal home page http://www.math.utk.edu/%7Edobbs/.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011