S. Elwood Bohn

Elwood Bohn imageElwood Bohn taught at Bowling Green from 1961 to 1964 before serving as chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Miami University (Ohio) for 15 years.

Elwood was born March 11,1927, and grew up in Mott, North Dakota. He graduated from Bismarck (N.D.) High School in 1945, earning all-state honors in basketball. After graduating from Concordia College, Moorhead MN, in 1949 with a degree in mathematics and economics (where he was also a star basketball player), Elwood went on to a distinguished 43-year career in education. He was an active member of the the Mathematical Association of America and the Ohio Section of the MAA for many years, serving on the Board of Governors 1973-76 as Section Chair 1972-73.

He earned his master's degree (1951) and Ph.D. (1961) in mathematics and statistics from the University of Nebraska. His dissertation was "A Sub-function Study of the Dirichlet Problem for a Quasi-linear Differential Equation " under the direction of Lloyd Jackson.

He also taught at the University of Nebraska (1949-51, 1956-59), the University of Minnesota (1952-53), Concordia (1953-56), and Wartburg (1959-61).

Elwood took early retirement in 1986 from Miami and retired fully in 1992. He now lives with his wife Dottie in Green Valley, Arizona; and near Estes Park, Colorado in the summer.

1020 W. Rio Guaymas, Green Valley AZ 85614
PO Box 404, Allenspark CO 80510

Updated: 09/11/2019 02:11PM