Mark Turpin

Mark Turpin headshot

Associate Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.4830 Dana 223

PhD, Boston University

BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mark Turpin is the external course evaluator for the department. He is also a member of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

Courses Taught:

  • M 144: Calculus I
  • M 145: Calculus II
  • M 221: Discrete Mathematics I
  • M 222: Discrete Mathematics I
  • M 242: Differential Equations
  • M 320: Number Theory
  • M 370: Foundations of Geometry


I study dynamical systems on fractals that have circular properties but are not actual circles. I use ideas from both topology and number theory to reach results.
  • I enjoy puzzles, always working the sudoku puzzles in airplane magazines when I fly.
  • I can solve Rubik’s Cube, but not in any sort of speedy way.
  • I am an avid hiker, having completed all 48 New Hampshire summits over 4,000 feet in elevation, and working my way through the 14,000-foot peaks of Colorado.
  • I have run three marathons, and hope to run at least one more, faster than the first three!