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John Spitler
Department of Mathematics
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071-3036
307.766.4205 (voice)
307.766.6938 (fax)

M.S., University of Wyoming, 1988
B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1977


University of Wyoming
Department of Mathematics

John Spitler spent his youth in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.  After receiving a BE in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1977 and a year of graduate work in Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, he moved to Jackson, Wyoming in the fall of 1978 where he discovered the great outdoors.  After 5 adventurous years filled exclusively with climbing, skiing, paddling and supported primarily through carpentry, he returned to the University of Wyoming on a part-time basis splitting his time between Laramie and Jackson. He earned a MS in Mathematics in 1988 that concentrated in Combinatorics and continued in the PhD program studying Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling.  In the fall of 1994 as a PhD ABD, he accepted a position as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC) housed within the Department of Mathematics at UW.  During his six year tenure at ISC, he discovered a great satisfaction in working with students and, as a result, became a Lecturer in Mathematics in the fall of 2000.