David Wollkind Retirement
45 Years of Service to WSU
1970 - 2015
During his 45 years at WSU, Dr. Wollkind advised 25 PhD students of which 22 were from WSU and three were from Mahidol University in Bankok, Thailand. WSU and Mahidol University had a Memorandum of Understanding that allowed him to be a PhD advisor to their WSU visiting scholars. Of the 22 WSU PhD students, 20 were from Mathematics and 1 each were from Entomology and Geology, respectively.
Dr. Wollkind obtained his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1968 and his adviser was Lee Segel. He did post doctoral work in the Chemistry Department at SUNY Albany under the supervision of the theoretical physical chemist Harry Frisch prior to coming to WSU as an assistant professor in 1970.
Dr. Wollkind is currently writing a book titled Comprehensive Applied Mathematical Modeling in the Natural and Engineering Sciences. Comprehensive applied mathematical modeling is characterized by having theoretical predictions compared with observational or experimental evidence relevant to the phenomena under investigation.
In 2015 Dr. Wollkind was the recipient of the second annual ASWSU Cougar Award given to him on behalf of the Associated Students of Washington State University to recognize one individual from WSU who has made a postitive impact on the WSU-Pullman community.
Below are photos taken during Dr. David Wollkind's retirement party. To see a larger image, please click on a photo.