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Department of

Mathematics and Computer Science

Stacy Langton, PhD

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Stacy Langton graduated from Caltech and got his PhD at Harvard, working under David Mumford in the subject of Algebraic Geometry. After a period at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, he came to USD in 1978.


Ph.D., Harvard University
Bachelor degree, Caltech

Scholarly and Creative Work

His research interests are in the History of Mathematics, particularly the mathematics of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  He has translated into English several articles by the 18th-century mathematician Leonhard Euler.

Teaching Interests

He teaches courses in mathematics, computer science and statistics.  His method in teaching is to stress the fundamentals of each subject.