Years at Knox: 1973 to present
Ph.D., Mathematics, 1973, University of Michigan.
M.S., Mathematics, 1966, University of Michigan.
B.S., Mathematics, 1965, University of Michigan.
Mathematica-based teaching of calculus
Calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus, differential equations, complex analysis.
2009 Caterpillar Foundation Faculty Achievement Award.
Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America, 2007.
Multivariable Calculus using Mathematica. Brooks/Cole, In progress.
KnoxPackages, Mathematica programs. MathSource, 1999.
Campus & Community Involvement
Panel member, Preparing for the Liberal Arts Job Market. Academic Careers in Liberal Arts Colleges, University of Chicago.
What Students Say
"One of the driving forces behind Dennis Schneider's teaching are his high expectations, which offer students a genuine challenge. Taking a class with Professor Schneider is not easy, but the combination of one's own hard work and Professor Schneider's desire above all to help students understand makes the task doable. Working through such an intensive course of study leaves students with a level of understanding which they would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. One reflects on a course with Professor Schneider and finds oneself in awe of the amount one has learned."
-Michael Kaminski, Mathematics Major and Philosophy Minor
"Professor Schneider's passion for mathematics, lively personality, and desire to see his students truly learn the material make him a wonderful instructor. He is always available in his office, and is always willing to offer help. If you have a course with him, so long as you apply yourself, you can be sure that you will learn a tremendous amount about mathematics."
-Jeremy Edison, Mathematics Major and Literature Minor
Britt Anderson encourages current Knox students to take classes in constitutional law, LSAT preparation, and to be ready to focus only on the study of law.
Scholar John Agnew aims to debunk myths and promote a better understanding of the dimensions of immigration in the United States and elsewhere.
A double-major in English literature and gender and women's studies, she walks in the footsteps of James Joyce and other writers, gaining a better understanding of them and their work.