Professor Chris Rodger
Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society
Foundation Fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its
Address - Email - Phone
- 221 Parker Hall
- email :
- phone : (USA) 334-844-3746
- fax : (USA) 334-844-3611
Areas of Interest
- Graph Theory
- Design Theory
I serve on the editorial boards of the following journals.
Present PhD Students:
19 Past PhD Students (click for
Past Masters Students
- 6 Master of Science Students (by thesis)
- Sangeetha Srinivasan won an AU Outstanding Master Student Award (2006).
- 30 Master of Applied Mathematics Students (by project)
Past Undergraduate Students
- Todd Smith, 2003-04 (1 paper written)
- Michael Tiemeyer 2005-06 (awarded one of 22 fellowships by Auburn
University ($4,000 stipend); honorary mention for a student talk at the
Twelfth International Conference on Statistics, Combinatorics, Mathematics
and Applications ($100 prize); 1 paper written)
- 2 books published (with other authors)
- Design Theory (2nd Edition; Taylor and Francis)
- Coding Theory and Cryptography : The Essentials (2nd Edition; Marcel
- 2 Journal Volumes published
- Discrete Mathematics (In honor of Curt Lindner), Guest Editor
(with Dean Hoffman), 284 (2004).
- Discrete Mathematics (In honor of Anthony Hilton), Guest Editor
(with Lars Andersen), 309 (2009).
- 8 book chapters published
- 150 research papers published or accepted
- 4 NSF research grants (individual), 1988 - 2000 (over $180,000).
- 2 ONR research grants (with 2 colleagues), 1995 - 2001 (over
- Eisenhower Foundation grant with joint funding from NSF and AU
Outreach, 2002-2003 (over $100,000).
- NCLB grant with joint NSF, Education Foundation of America
and AU Outreach funding, 2003-2005 and 2006-07 (over $275,000).
- NSF MSP grant (with 5 other PIs), 2003-2008 (over $8,900,000,
with a new supplemental grant of $375,000).
- Since 2001, I have conducted 5 summer workshops on ``Critical
Thinking and Problem Solving", a Discrete Math Leadership Institute
for K-8th Grade Teachers'' to work with teachers in high need areas
of Alabama. Each workshop lasts from 5 to 8 days, and involves 3 follow-up
meetings in the ensuing school year. Also involved in this project are
master teachers, some from Alabama who have been through the program,
others coming from places such as Arizona, Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas.
Funding for the project has come from the Eisenhower Foundation,
the NSF, the Educational Foundation of America, Auburn
University, and the involved school districts. The program was developed
at Rutgers University by Joe Rosenstein. For more information
on this effort, see
- I am one of 6 PIs on a 5-year NSF grant worth $8,996,840, to
work with 12 school districts to address the low mathematics
achievement in this region through a coordinated effort that focuses
not only on the schools, but also on universities' teacher
preparation, and on community and parental support. For more information
on this effort, see