David Christopher Arney

Professor of Mathematics

United States Military Academy

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Chris Arney graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and entered the Army. His academic studies resumed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received a MS in computer science and PhD in mathematics. Chris spent most of his 30-year military career as a mathematics professor at West Point. He next served as the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences and as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. Chris has authored over 20 books, written over 100 technical articles, made over 200 technical presentations, and presented dozens of workshops (several at PKAL meetings). His technical areas of interest include mathematical modeling, cooperative systems, and the history of mathematics and science; his teaching interests include the use of technology and interdisciplinary problems to improve undergraduate teaching and curricula. Chris is currently the director of the Mathematical Sciences Division of the Army Research Office and manages and performs research in the area of cooperative systems, with particular interest in network science, information science, pursuit-evasion modeling, and language development for robots. He is a strong advocate for faculty involvement in academic governance as critical institutional leaders.
Incorporating 21st Century Pedagogies and Technologies
Educational games, interactive collaborative environments, virtual (embedded) environments, and robot-guides.