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Robert Lee Moore


24. Robert Lee Moore (1882-1974)

President, 1937-1938

Ph.D. University of Chicago, Illinois, 1905

R.L. Moore's research was in the fields of foundations of mathematics, topology, and functions of a real variable. He taught mathematics at the University of Tennessee (1905-06), Princeton University (1906-08), Northwestern University (1908-11), the University of Pennsylvania (1911-20) and finally at the University of Texas (where he taught until he was 86 years old). His original teaching method, which became known as the Moore Method, influenced others to use similar methods. Moore was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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