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Frank Daniels, PhD
Mathematics/Computing/Science Professor; Poet Laureate; Philosopher-in-Residence


"We're less popular than Adolf Hitler right now." — Len Johnson



Contact Information

Office Location: GBC 121, Ely Center
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Personal Website:
Other:First Generation Page

Office Hours

  • Monday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM


  • PhD, University of Florida, 1994


Recommended Reading

  • Price Guide to the Beatles American Records, 6th Ed, Cox/Daniels
  • Collector's Guide to Cookbooks, Daniels
  • A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon
  • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle
  • Beatles for Sale on Parlophone Records, Bruce Spizer & Frank Daniels
  • Cat of Many Tails, Ellery Queen


Recommended Web Links


  • Collecting (everything but dust); Writing (stories, songs, ... , even reports)
  • Nevada Faculty Alliance; National Geographic Society
Honors and Awards
  • Sustaining Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society; Presidential Teaching Award, 2004


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HUM 111
Title:Gateway to the Humanities
Catalog Description: Through five distinct modules, students discover answers to all of the following questions: What attributes are irreducibly human - that is, independent of gender, race, culture, society, nationality, or philosophy? How do human beings relate to one another? How do we humans express ourselves? In what ways do we limit ourselves? The student will explore: philosophy/religion; language/linguistics; history; art and architecture; law and ethics; and literature/performance. Students will seek out applications of the humanities to chosen disciplines.
My Comments:Spring, 2015, Online
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INT 100
Title:GBC Orientation
Catalog Description: An introduction to GBC and its programs and services. The goal of the course is to achieve student success. (Required for first-time full-time students and for part-time degree-seeking students before they complete 24 credits.) No prerequisite. [S/U]
My Comments:Every Fall and Spring;

Live in Ely
MATH 120
Title:Fundamentals of College Mathematics
Catalog Description: Includes real numbers, consumer mathematics, variation, functions, relations, graphs, geometry, probability, and statistics. Course is broad in scope, emphasizing applications. Fulfills the lower-division mathematics requirement for a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Satisfies mathematics requirement for baccalaureate degrees. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2015;

IAV -- MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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MATH 123
Title:Statistical and Geometrical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers
Catalog Description: A course for students preparing for elementary school teaching or for those who already hold teaching certificates. Topics include probability, statistics, geometry, constructions, similar figures, trigonometric ratios, areas and volumes, motion geometry, and a variety of applications. Backgrounds for the concepts and preparation of students for teaching the material. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2015;

IAV -- MW 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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MATH 181
Title:Calculus I
Catalog Description: The fundamental concepts of analytic geometry and calculus functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, and certain applications. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2015;

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MATH 331
Title:Groups, Rings, and Fields
Catalog Description: Elementary structure of groups, rings, and fields, including homeomorphisms, normal subgroups, and ideals.
My Comments:Spring, 2015

Independent Study
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MATH 333
Title:Number Theory for Secondary School Teachers
Catalog Description: Examines in detail the structure of number systems and polynomials over these number systems, and teaches the careful art of mathematical reasoning. The course is designed for those who will make the transition from techniques courses to conceptual mathematics. Designed for prospective high school teachers but is open to other students.
My Comments:Spring, 2015

Independent Study
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MUS 125
Title:History of Rock Music
Catalog Description: The history and stylistic development of rock from its origins, through transitions, and subsequent revolutions. [H*]
My Comments:Spring, 2015, Online
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PHIL 102
Title:Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Catalog Description: Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion. [H*]
My Comments:Spring, 2015, Online
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