**Associate Professor of Mathematics
Shippensburg University**

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but
supreme beauty -- a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without
appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting
or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only
the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense
of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is
to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry. -- *Bertrand Russell*

**Office**: MCT 286**Phone**: (717) 477-1592**Email**: jehamb@ship.edu**Spring 2013 Office Hours**:

**M 11-12, 1-2, W 11-12, R 11-12, F 11-12**

- My textbook
*Math for Liberal Studies, 2nd Edition*, was published in March 2012. - Hamblin, J.; Bryant, L. (2012) The maximal denumerant of a numerical semigroup.
*Semigroup Forum*doi:10.1007/s00233-012-9448-5 - Bryant, L.; Hamblin, J.; Jones, L. A variation on the money-changing problem.
*Am. Math. Mon.***109**(2012) 406-414. - Hamblin, J.; Lewis, M. (2011) Solvable groups satisfying the two-prime hypothesis, II.
*Algebr. Represent. Theory*doi:10.1007/s10468-011-9281-7

- I served as the faculty co-chair for the General Education Council, 2011-13.
- I am the local coordinator for the
**Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics (USE Math)**week-long workshop to be held July 22 – 26, 2013 on Shippensburg University's campus. - I am the registration coordinator for the
**Cumberland Valley ESTEEM (Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Earth Science, and Mathematics)**workshop for middle-school and high-school girls being held on May 17, 2013. - On March 21, 2013, I was invited to the US Military Academy in West Point, New York to give two presentations: one on game theory and sports analysis, and one on the role of abstract algebra courses in undergraduate curricula.

- Shippensburg University Math Department
- Mathematical Association of America
- MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library

- Interactive Flash Programs
- Flash Content for Math for Liberal Studies
- Semigroups Flash
- Mathematica Demos