Professor of Mathematics and Division Chair
University of Maine at Farmington
Michael Molinsky joined the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at UMF in the fall semester of 2004. He
holds the somewhat rare and enigmatic degree of "Doctor of Arts" in Mathematics, which he acquired from Idaho State University in
1996. A traditional Ph.D. provides mathematicians with the highly specialized education which is crucial to mathematical
research. A D.A. degree, however, is designed specifically to prepare college teachers, and requires learning a very broad
range of mathematics over a large number of different subjects. His professional interests include mathematics, education,
philosophy, history, science, literature, poetry, art, music, theater, and holding loud, incoherent arguments with a giant invisible
squirrel named Bernice.
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