John McCleary

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

John McCleary is Professor of Mathematics on the Elizabeth Stillman Williams Chair at Vassar College. He received his PhD from Temple University in mathematics with a thesis on algebraic topology under the direction of James Stasheff. In topology his interests are homotopy theory and its applications to manifold theory and geometry. He also has interests in the history of mathematics, particularly the history of geometry and of topology. He has published papers on elementary number theory and mathematical physics.

BA, La Salle University; MA, PhD, Temple University
At Vassar since 1979


Rockefeller Hall
Box 69

Research and Academic Interests

Algebraic Topology
Homotopy Theory
History of Mathematics
History of Geometry
History of Topology

Departments and Programs


MATH 321 Real Analysis

In the Media


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John McCleary
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