David Seppala-Holtzman, Ph.D.

David Seppala-Holtzman, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Chair and Professor

Mathematics and Computer Science BK


SJC Brooklyn

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  • St. Angela Hall, Second floor


D. Phil., Mathematics, Oxford University, 1979

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Scholarly and Professional Interests include algebraic topology, geometry and mathematics education. 

Select Publications

Dance of the Foci

Converging on the Eye of God

Optimal Free-Throw in Basketball

True Tale of a Tin Can

International Waters


S. Patricia McKenna Centennial Lecture


"In mathematics, it is not enough to solve for x. One must also solve for why."
— Art Benjamin