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William King, MS

Professor King joined the department in 1982. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Dominican, Prof. King taught mathematics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and at Illinois State University. He also worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in an applied physics and petrography laboratory. He served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dominican for seventeen years and as the original director of the Fletcher Jones Computer Center. His research interests include applications of statistics to policy analysis, time series analysis, event history analysis, spatial analysis, and mathematical models in the social sciences. Prof. King has taught Quantitative Analysis for Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus I & II, Multivariate Calculus, Logic & Set Theory, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Advanced Statistics.

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Assistant Professor

Office: Science Center #122
415-485-3212
william.king@dominican.edu

Academic Area

Mathematics

Educational BackgRound

  • MA Mathematics,  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • BS Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Teaching and Research Interests

Before joining the Dominican faculty, Bill taught mathematics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and at Illinois State University.  He also worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in an applied physics and petrography laboratory. He served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dominican for seventeen years and as the original director of the Fletcher Jones Computer Center.

His research interests include applications of statistics to policy analysis, time series analysis, event history analysis, spatial analysis, and mathematical models in the social sciences.

RECENT Publications

  • Albert, V. & King, W. Citizenship status and TANF exits: A Proportional Hazard model. Journal for Social Service Research (37), 3, 294-308. (2011)
  • Albert, V. & King, W. Role of the economy and 9-11 in shaping the non-citizen welfare caseload. (Lead Article) Journal of Social Service Research. (36), 2, 1-13. (2010)
  • Kolipinski, M, Ghosh, S, Spain, D., King, W, et al., Visiting National Parks for Health: A Case Study at Point Reyes National Seashore, Proceedings of International Congress 2010 Healthy Parks Healthy People, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Albert, V. & King, W. Survival analyses of the dynamics of sibling experiences in foster care. Families in Society. (2009)
  • Albert, V., King, W. & Iaci R. Welfare returns and temporary time limits: A proportional hazard model. (Lead Article), Social Work Research, (31), 1, 7-18. (2007)

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