BA (mathematics), University of Michigan–Flint

MA (mathematics), MS (computer science), and PhD (geometry), University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Data Structures

Discrete Structures

Algorithm Design and Analysis

Software Engineering

Web Design

Web Programming

Operating Systems


Theory of Computation

Abstract Algebra


Research Interests

Darrah has published a series of papers on the geometry of tilings and is the author of Drawing Pictures with One Line: Exploring Graph Theory (1983). For many years he coached the College’s teams in the annual ACM Computer Programming Competition, including two teams that went to the international finals. Special interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, software engineering, parallel programming, geometry, and ethnomathematics. In summer 2012, he mentored research by Hugh Smith ’13 on games on graphs (supported the Sanger Summer Scholars Program) and a McNair Scholars Project (funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO program) with Mackenzie Endress ’14 on game theoretic aspects of the influence of Super PACs in the 2012 Presidential election.

Darrah Chavey

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

 Pronouns: he/him/his  Email:  Phone: 608-363-2220  Office: Room 221, Sanger Center for the Sciences

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