Simmie Samuel Blakney
Birthplace: Shubuta, Mississippi
B.A. (1950) Mathematics Tougaloo College; M.S. (1955) Mathematics (1963) University of Ilinois-Urbana.
Ph.D. (1963) University of Ilinois at Urbana
thesis: Lusin's Theorem in Metric Theory; advisor: W. J. Trjitzinsky
Professor Emeritas University of Toledo
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Simmie Blakney from 1954-55 he was an Instructor at Utica Junior College (Miss.). In 1955-1956 he was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Mathematics Department at Grambling College. From 1956 to his retirement he was Professor of the Mathematics Department at the University of Toledo. In 1956 at the University of Toledo, he became the first African American to chair the mathematics department of a non-HBCU. In 1990, he retired from the University of Toledo.
Dr. Simmie S. Blakney has published one paper:
Lusin's theorem in an abstract space, Mat.\v Casopis Sloven. Akad. Vied 19 (1969), 249--250.
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