Mark Bollman
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College

Albion, MI 49224

Office: Palenske 226
Phone: (517) 629-0261

--One person's (frighteningly accurate) image of me as a South Park character.  Create your own South Park images here.


Who I am... I am a Michigan native, professor of mathematics at Albion College with a 02001 Ph.D. in mathematics from Central Michigan University and previous higher education at Northwestern University and The University of Michigan.  My dissertation is in combinatorial and algebraic number theory; I am also interested in mathematics history, mathematical comedy, chaos theory, probability, old (and new) calculators, and really really large numbers.

Of late, I've been working and writing in the field of gambling mathematics.  My five books on the subject: Basic Gambling Mathematics; The Numbers Behind The Neon (First edition: 02014.  Second edition: 2023),  Mathematics of Keno and Lotteries (02018), Mathematics of Casino Carnival Games (02020), and Mathematics of the Big Four Casino Table Games (02021) have all been published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.  A sixth book, Intermediate Poker Mathematics, is under contract with CRC and should appear in early 02025.

Who I am not... I am none of the following Mark Bollman's (Bollmen?  Whatever.):
    * President of Princeton University's Class of 01947
    * Vice-president of Creative Colors, International
    * Employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    * Fiscal administrator, Washington State Preservice Teacher Education Consortium for Contextual Teaching and Learning


News, Notes, & Nonsense

Schedule--Spring 02024

Calculator Collection


Teaching Experience

Research Interests

Stand-up Mathematics

World Team Boxing


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