David E. Dobbs0000-0002-5496-9453
David E. Dobbs is a native of Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He received the B.A. degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, in 1964, after completing honors programs in mathematics, philosophy, and statistics and the M.A. degree from the same university, in 1964, with a thesis on geometry. He received the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 1969, with a thesis on arithmetic algebraic geometry. After several years of studying Čech 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 in the mid-1970s. 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, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and Rutgers University, Piscataway Township, NJ, USA, he moved to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, where he served as a Professor of mathematics from 1980 to 2014. He is now Professor Emeritus of mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. He has published more than 390 scholarly articles and books in various areas of algebra and mathematics education.
Biography Updated on 9 September 2014