Clark Bray, Associate Professor of the Practice and Supervisor of First-Year Instruction (SFI)

Clark Bray

I am interested in:
1. the execution and continual refinement of my teaching methods, in terms of both the
mathematical choices and the style of presentation;
2. the continual evaluation of course content and materials with an eye for the intellectual
objectives of the Department of Mathematics, the ever-changing demands to be faced by
the students after completion of the course, and the overall satisfaction of the students;
3. the execution and continual refinement of the administration of the undergraduate pro-
gram of the Department of Mathematics, appropriate to my position as the Supervisor
of First-Year Instruction.

Office Location:  123 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2800, (919) 660-2822
Email Address: send me a message
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Students can find my course office hours on my class Sakai sites.

Ph.D.Stanford University1999
B.A.Rice University1993

Research Interests: Algebraic Topology


Mathematics education

Recent Publications

  1. Bray, C; Butscher, A; Rubinstein-Salzedo, S, Algebraic Topology (June, 2021), pp. 209 pages, SPRINGER, ISBN 3030706079  [abs]
  2. Bray, C, Multivariable Calculus (July, 2015),, ISBN 1482550741 [available here]  [abs]
  3. C.B. Bray, Multivariable Calculus (2009), pp. 468, CreateSpace, Inc., (Book Webpage.)  [abs] [author's comments]