
Peele, Rhodes  
Title  Associate Professor 
Department  Mathematics & Computer Science 
Office  Mathematics 
Office Hours  By Appointment 
Office Location  310B Goodwyn Hall 
Phone  3342443322 
Fax  3342443826 
Email  rpeele@aum.edu 


Bio  
 Rhodes Peele decided that he wanted to be a mathematician at age 13, after reading The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions by Martin Gardner. His research specialty is combinatorics; if you are curious about this part of mathematics, click on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combinatorics for an authoritative and accessible introduction.
Dr. Peele’s hobbies are chess, bridge, backgammon, and classical piano. Since his appointment to AUM in 1990, he has worked to bring a major chess tournament, the Queen of Hearts, to the AUM campus every February. He has three cats that he adores; their names are Spades, Tiger and Koko. 
Vita  Vita 


Education  Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1978, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
 M.S. in Mathematics, 1972, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
 B.S. in Applied Mathematics, 1970, North Carolina State University 