Department of Mathematics

James King Jr. Institute for Student and Faculty Engagement

Throughout his career, Dr. James King, Jr. was actively engaged in increasing access to STEM education and research at Morehouse, Caltech, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  At our 2017 Opening Convocation, the College introduced the James King, Jr. Institute for Student and Faculty Engagement which will provide a broad range of opportunities for more focused engagement between students and science and mathematics faculty.   In tribute to Dr. King’s legacy we designed two signature programs—a campus-wide peer leadership opportunity called Communicating TEAMs and the James King, Jr. Fellowships for STEM faculty.   The institute also funds student scholarships and a visiting professorship in the Department of Mathematics. We are grateful to the King family for allowing us to honor the life and work of Dr. James King, Jr. and Jim and Marilyn Simons for their financial support.


Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director, James King, Jr. Institute