Leslie Hogben
Dio Lewis Holl Chair in Applied Mathematics
Activities supported Holl Chair

Holl Mathematical Discovery Workshop for Teachers 2014

Holl Colloquium: Research experiences for pre-service and in-service secondary teachers - the teacher-scholar concept, Prof. Saad El Zanati, Illinois State University

2 future teachers participated in the Combinatorial Matrix Project of ISU Math REU summer 2013

Photos from Medallion Ceremony (photos taken by Sue Ellen Tuttle, Steve Jones, Mark Hunacek)















About Dio Lewis Holl
(from LAS News Release):

"Dio Lewis Holl received his AB in 1917 from Manchester College, his AM in 1920 from Ohio State University, and his PhD in 1925 from the University of Chicago with a thesis entitled “Viscous Fluid Motion in Eccentric Cylinders”. He joined the faculty at Iowa State in 1925, and he served as Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1945 until his death in 1954.

"Dio Holl was well known for his excellent teaching skills and his interest in high quality education. He supervised 12 PhD students in areas such as elasticity, fluid flows, and stress analysis of materials. He envisioned the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State College as one of applied mathematics, i.e. focusing on areas such as dynamics, elasticity and plasticity. He did, however, hire more ‘core’ mathematicians later in his term as Head, including some algebraists, topologists, and analysts.

"The Department of Mathematics expresses its gratitude to the donors of the Dio Lewis Holl Chair in Applied Mathematics for their generous gift. The donors have expressed ‘their desire for the professor selected to be passionate about teaching and educating students who are going to be math teachers, to better reflect the qualities of their father.” One of the donors, Elizabeth Holl Bierbaum, a daughter of Dio Holl, serves on the Advisory Board of the Department of Mathematics where her insight and passion for mathematics are much appreciated."