Title: Professor of Mathematics
Hometown: Batesville, AR
Degree: Lyon College - B.A.; University of Arkansas - M.A.; University of Arkansas - Ph.D.
Dr. Ray Hamlett works at OC because of an "appreciation of its Christian mission." He is interested in general topology, and teaching with graphing technology. He has written forty publications, and is a member of the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Hamlett is a sponsor of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society. His favorite memory of OC was attending chapel on one of his visits while he was being interviewed. Dr. Hamlett was on active duty in the US Air Force from 1975-1977, and was in the reserves from 1977-1981. He reached the rank of Captain. Dr. Hamlett came to OC from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he served as chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1981-2005. He and his wife Melba have three children: Sean, Heather, and Melissa--and seven grandchildren. He attends Southwest Church of Christ, in Ada, where he is a Bible class teacher.