Eve Torrence came to Randolph-Macon in 1994 after serving for three years as the Claire Booth Luce Professor of Mathematics at Trinity College. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1991. Her dissertation is in non-associative algebra and geometry. She also holds masters and bachelors degrees in mathematics, from the University of Virginia and Tufts University, respectively.
Her research interests include algebra, geometry, origami, and mathematical sculpture. Professional offices and awards include
Dr. Torrence is the author of Cut and Assemble Icosahedra,, published by Dover Publications in 2011.
Dr. Torrence coauthored a book with husband and colleague Bruce Torrence titled The Student's Introduction to Mathematica: a Handbook for Precalculus, Calculus, and Linear Algebra, published by Cambridge University Press. The second edition was released in 2009.
In addition to conducting independent studies with advanced students,
Dr. Torrence has taught
Math 421 - Real Variables,
Math 435 - Higher Geometry,
Math 321 - Modern Algebra,
Math 213 - Linear Algebra,
Math 141 - Calculus with
In 2010-11, Dr. Torrence taught a First-Year Experience on coding theory in war and peace with Dr. Bergman in the History Dept.
In 2011-12, Dr. Torrence taught a First-year Experience on the mathematics of design with Dr. Hillmar in the Fine Arts dept.
Updated Feb., 2013.