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K. Brooks Reid

K.B. Reid

Founding Faculty

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Illinois, 1968
M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois, 1966
B.A., Mathematics,  University of California, Berkeley, 1964

Office: 315 Science Hall 2
Phone: 760-750-4088

K. B. Reid received his B.A. in 1964 from the University of California Berkeley and both his M.A. in 1966 and his Ph.D. in 1968  from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Reid came to CSUSM from Louisiana State University where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics.  Upon retirement from LSU he was named Professor Emeritus and Chair Emeritus.

K. B. Reid was one of the 12 University Founding Faculty at the establishment of CSUSM in 1989.  The Founding Faculty established initial policy and academic programs and hired the next round of faculty and administrators who arrived in 1990.   His research interests are in graph theory and combinatorics, particularly the theory of tournaments, centrality in graphs (primarily trees), and voting theory.  He has written several invited surveys on tournaments, the most recent one in the Handbook of Graph Theory (CRC Press).  He recently completed an invited survey "Centrality Measures in Trees" for a collection of articles to appear in late 2010 in a volume by World Scientific Press.  His recent research has focused on monochromatic reachability in tournaments, cycle intersection in tournaments, and generalized centrality in trees.  He is on the Council of the Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications, a reviewer for Math Reviews, and frequent referee for research journals around the world.  

He has supervised five M.S. theses at CSUSM and has been external examiner for several Ph.D. dissertations at other institutions.