Henry Nehemiah Tisdale


place: Kingstree, South Carolina

BS (1965) Claflin College; M Ed (1967) Temple University; MA (1975) Dartmouth College,

Ph.D. (1978) Dartmouth College
thesis: On Methods for Solving Optimal Stopping Problems; advisor: James Snell

President of Claflin College

All of Henry N. Tisdale's degrees are in mathematics. His B.S. is from Claflin College (1965) and an M.Ed from Temple University (1967). From 1965 to 1969, Tisdale taught mathematics in the Philadelphia school system. From Dartmouth College, he earned an M.A. (1975) and a Ph.D. (1978).

At Delaware State University Tisdale served in several capacities. These include Professor of Mathematics, 1969-1985; Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Planning, 1978-1985; Assistant Academic Dean for Administration, 1986 to 1987; Planning and Information Management at Delaware State Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer 1987 to 1994. In 1994 Dr. Henry Tisdale became President of Claflin College.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) Distinguished Alumni Award and the NAACP Educator of the Year Award are but a few. He has published and presented widely in areas of probability theory and issues in higher education.


SUMMA Tisdale web site: http://www.maa.org/summa/archive/tisdale.htm

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