Dale Hathaway

Dr. Dale Hathaway

Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair


Burke Administration 003A, (815) 939-5314

B.S. in Mathematics, 1983, Eastern Nazarene College

M.A. in Mathematics, 1986, Boston University

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1989, Boston University

Dr. Hathaway joined the Department of Mathematics in 1989 and became the Department Chair in 2007. He has served for many years as a table leader at the AP Calculus reading in Colorado each June. He has had numerous articles published including two in the past year. Dale has supervised five student’s summer research experiences over the past six years. His liberal arts textbook is in the third edition. He has reviewed articles for major mathematics publications and has spoken at several national MAA meetings. He is currently working on a book on the birthday problem. His areas of interest are probability, statistics, the mathematics of puzzles, and projects as a mode of teaching in undergraduate courses. His puzzle collection has over 1700 items.

Family: Dale's wife Heather is currently works part time in Olivet’s Student Accounts Office after spending 11 years as a stay at home mom. She previously worked several years in Olivet's Financial Aid office. They have three children, Lauren, Lindsay, and David. The Hathaways are active members of Gathering Point Church of the Nazarene.  You can visit his webpage at http://web.olivet.edu/~hathaway