Br L. Raphael Patton, FSC, Emeritus

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Overview

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Integral Program
School of Science » Mathematics and Computer Science
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Phone: (925) 631-4453
Email: rpatton@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: PMB 5150, Moraga, CA  94575

Education

  • Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Toronto, 1977
  • MSc, Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 1968
  • BSc, Mathematics, Saint Mary's College, 1963

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN (1995 - 1998)
  • Tangaza College, Nairobi; Christ the Teacher Institute, Nairobi (1992 - 1995)
  • Dean of Science - Saint Mary's College (1976)
  • Saint Mary's College (1970 - Present)
  • Christian Brothers School, Sacramento (1968 - 1970)
  • La Salle High School, Pasadena (1963 - 1967)

Professional Experience:

  • Vice-Rector - Tangaza College (1993 - 1995)
  • Founder - Christ the Teacher Institute (1992 - 1995)
  • Research - Oxford University (1986)
  • Visiting Fellow - Yale University (1982)
  • Technical University, Munich (1976)
  • NSF Fellow - University of Notre Dame (1967 - 1968)

Fellowships:

  • Visiting Fellow - Yale (1983)
    1983-1984
  • National Endowment for Humanities Fellow - Notre Dame (1967)
    1967-1968

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Math 001 for Teachers
  • Math 101 for Teachers
  • Senior Math Tutorial

Service

Professional Organizations:

  • American Mathematics Society
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Knights of Columbus

Presentations

Selected Presentations

  • Papers at various conferences, conventions and workshops. Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael (paper)
  • Keynotes at National Assemblies and Conventions. Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael
  • Classroom In-service work. Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael

Publications

  • Patton, FSC, Br L Raphael and Posamentier, Alfred S. 2008. Enhancing Plane Euclidean Geometry, Mathematics Teacher, vol. 102, issue 5, December, pg.394
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. 1998. Esaglia
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. 1996. Introduction to Classical Astronomy
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. 1990. he Design of the Flavian Amphitheatre
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. 1977. Characterizations By Length In Generators Of Unitary Groups over a Skew Field With Characteristic Not Two, Dissertation, Toronto
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. February 1974. Linearly Recursive Sequences of Integers, Fibonacci Quarterly, vol. X11, issue 1
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. April 1973. The Shoemaker's Knife, Math Teacher, vol. LXVI, issue 4
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. January 1973. In Search of the Perfect Scalene Triangle, Math Teacher, vol. LXVI, issue 1
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael and Ellers, E. W. 1973. Zur Geschichte der Erzeugung von Bewegungsgruppen, Mitt Der Math Gesell Hamburg, vol. X, issue 2
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. October 1972. Introduction to Patton Polygons, Fibonacci Quarterly, vol. X, issue 4
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael. January 1967. The Return of the Old Mathematics, Math Teacher, vol. LX, issue 1
  • Patton, F.S.C., Br. Raphael.. Plus, an uncounted number of occasional essays (printed), 1 poem (printed), addresses and papers delivered at mathematical congresses, conventions and meetings

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 
  • EdD, honoris causa - Saint Mary's University, Winona

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Interests

  • Research, Scholarly, Creative Interests
    • Synthetic Geometry
    • Algebraic Geometry
    • Classical Astronomy
    • Ancient Mathematics
    • History of Northern Californian Railroads
    • History of the College

     

  • Areas of Expertise
    • Geometry
    • Linear Geometry
    • Greek Mathematics
    • Babylonian and Greek Astronomy
  • Areas of Interest
      • Mathematics Curriculum
      • History of Mathematics and Astronomy
      • Fibonacci Numbers
      • Philosophy of Mathematics
      • Railroads of Marin/Sonoma Counties
      • Religious Education

    Also:

      • Early member of Society of Wine Educators, 1974
      • Worked in Christian Brothers at Greystone Winery, 1977
      • Former owner of several major wineries.
      • Past member of the Columbia Record Club