Dr. Don Bonar
Ph.D. in Mathematics from Ohio State University, 1968
M.S. in Mathematics from West Virginia University, 1961
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University, 1960
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Don Bonar was born in Murraysville, WV (Jackson County) on July 7, 1938, the son of Nelson Edward Bonar II and Ada Polk Bonar. He graduated from Ravenswood High School and was awarded a four-year Board of Governors Scholarship to West Virginia University where he received the B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1960. While at WVU, he was a member of the physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering honoraries, and served as President of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. Two National Science Foundation Fellowships supported his graduate work in mathematics. He received the M.S. from WVU in 1961 with a major in mathematics and a minor in physics and the Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1968. His Ph.D. work was in complex analysis. In 1965 Don joined the faculty of Denison University in Granville, OH where he has been teaching mathematics, statistics and computer science.
Awards received include the Richard King Mellon
Foundation Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship in 1973 and
the Sears-Roebuck Teaching Excellence and Community Leadership Award in
In 1995 he was selected to fill the new fully endowed George R. Stibitz Distinguished Professorship in Mathematics and Computer Science. In 1999 Don was inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at West Virginia University. He is the
author of the book entitled On Annular Functions, a co-author of the book Real Infinite Series, and a co-author on
several research papers. He has published joint work with the
internationally acclaimed Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdos. Community
service includes membership on the Granville Foundation, the Granville
Development Commission, the Licking County (OH) Joint Vocational School
Board (facility recently renamed C-TEC, Career and Technology Education Center of Licking County), and serving as President of the Granville Exempted Village
Don and his wife Martha Baker Bonar are the parents of Mary Martha, a resident in emergency medicine at the Penn State University Medical Centers in Hershey, PA. Forever Mountaineers, the Bonars enjoy time at their farm, family owned since 1869, in West Virginia.
Math 123: Calculus I
Math 222: Calculus III
Math 400: Advanced Mathematical Topics
in Mathematical Association of America (MAA). 2006.
Daniel D. Bonar, 1971.