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Leonard Van Wyk
120 Roop Hall
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, MSC 1911
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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Last modified
June 2, 2024
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My primary area is geometric group theory. I also know a little bit about knot theory. I have taught 30 different courses at JMU. I started and supervised our Research Experiences for Undergraduates program from 2002 through 2014. I am an Assistant Head for the department until the spring of 2025. I am chair of our Curriculum and Instruction Committee, which also gives me a seat on the College Curriculum and Instruction Committee. I'm also chair of the Assessment Committee, I'm told.

If you are looking to teach a course that develops all the algebraic properties of the reals from the Peano Axioms, I've got the free book for you: An Axiomatic Construction of the Real Number System.

Outside of work, I am a member of Harrisonburg's Parks and Recreation Commission, a bicycle commuter, almost a musician, kind of a fitness nut, a decent golfer, a husband and a father of two.

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