Walter Huddell

Associate Professor of Mathematics

McInnis, 217
whuddell@eastern.edu

Dr. Walter Huddell chairs the department of Mathematics and has been at Eastern since 2000. His research interests include functional analysis, ill-posed problems, and the philosophy of mathematics, specifically the ontology of number. His articles appear in The Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, The Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, and Christian Scholars Review, as well as in the book Computational Approaches in Advancing Modern Science and Engineering.

When not thinking about the existence of mathematical objects, Dr. Huddell may be found running or lost on his bicycle. He also serves as a Bible school teacher at his church. Finally, he is blissfully married to his wife of more than twenty years, Alicyn and is the proud father of twin daughters Amy and Amber.

Education
  • Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College: Mathematics
  • M.A., Bryn Mawr College: Mathematics
  • M.A., West Chester University: Mathematics
  • B.A., The King’s College: Mathematics
Templeton Courses

HON 204  Mathematics in the Western Tradition (3 credits)
This course engages in a study of mathematical thought in the Western Tradition from Euclid, through modernity and to the present. Attention is paid both to the mathematical work of key figures, and the relationship between their mathematical system and the concurrent development of philosophical thought. Students will read the primary texts of mathematicians and philosophers, learn fundamental mathematical skills, and explore the ways in which mathematical thought has influenced, and been influenced by the broader tradition. (GE indicator addressed: Quantitative Reasoning)

Publications: Articles & Essays

Articles & Essays

  • “Mathematical Knowledge and Divine Mystery: Augustine and his Contemporary Challengers”Christian Scholars Review
  • “Smooth Approximations of Singular Perturbations” – Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, YJMAA8535
  • “Smooth Approximations of Finitely-many relativistic Point Interactions” – Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, A/188642/SPE/121946
  • “The Ontology of Number, Platonic and Postmodern Considerations”