Randy Schwartz teaches intermediate and upper-level courses, and likes to bring bits of the global history of mathematics into his instruction. He has degrees in mathematics from Dartmouth College and the Univ. of Michigan, and has taught full-time at Schoolcraft since 1984.
Prof. Schwartz enjoys arranging guest speakers hosted by the Math and Physics Club, and has been Editor of The Right Angle, the monthly Mathematics Dept. newsletter, since 1994. He also does original research and makes professional contributions: he speaks and writes about medieval Arab mathematics; is a member of the Commission on the History of Science and Technology in Islamic Societies (CHSTIS); and serves as an Associate Editor for Convergence, the Mathematical Association of America’s online journal about the intersection of math, history, and teaching. Since 2003, he has also been Editor of International Agenda, the semi-annual magazine of the Schoolcraft College International Institute.
In his spare time, Prof. Schwartz writes and publishes original poetry, as well as articles on the history of food, especially in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.