The University of Texas at Arlington College of Science Fall 2011  

Tribute - Edward N. Warren (1939-2011)

He helped build math department's education program

Eddie Warren
Eddie Warren
     Edward "Eddie" Nelson Warren, a mathematics faculty member at UT Arlington from 1963-2004, died September 22 at age 72. He is remembered as a kind man with a passion for math education.
     Dr. Warren was born Aug. 15, 1939 in Houston. He graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont and went on to Sam Houston State Teachers College (now University) in Huntsville, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics in 1960 and an M.A. in Mathematics in 1962. He also served for two years in the Army ROTC while at Sam Houston. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in Denton.
     He worked as a teaching assistant while taking graduate classes at UT Austin in 1962-63 and then was hired as a math instructor at Arlington State College (now UTA) in 1963. He became an assistant professor in 1966 and an associate professor in 1993. His classes were highly popular with students, and he served for many years as an academic advisor.
     He was a department pioneer in the area of math education and did much to boost the department's reputation in this area. He also helped create the department's Math Clinic and was its supervisor for many years.
     "We have a very strong math ed program here today, and he's a big reason for that," said professor emeritus in math Danny Dyer, who also started working at UT Arlington in 1963 and shared office space with Dr. Warren for a time.
     Dr. Warren is survived by his wife, Teresa, and two daughters. Services were held Sept. 25 in Grandview, where he had lived for years.