Daniel Alexander

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Associate Department Chair
233 Howard Hall
515-271-3764
daniel.alexander@drake.edu

Daniel Alexander is a Professor of Mathematics and current associate chair of the department. He has been at Drake for over 20 years and teaches a wide variety of courses. His research involves the history of analysis in the late nineteenth twentieth centuries, in particular complex dynamics which is one of the early manifestations of chaos theory. Professor Alexander has published two books on the subject, Early Days in Complex Analysis, and A History of Complex Dynamics from Schröder to Fatou and Julia, as well as several articles and reviews.

His undergraduate major was English and he came to mathematics relatively late in life—sometimes it takes a while to discover your path. For fun he likes martial arts, watching movies and outdoor activities. He is an avid Boston sports fan.

ArtSci News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
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