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Donald Vestal

Don Vestal


Associate Professor/Coordinator

Office Building

Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Chicoine Architecture, Math & Engineering Building 211
Math & Statistics-Box 2225
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Vestal grew up in Colorado, then spent several years in Missouri, before finally locating to Brookings, South Dakota.


PhD in Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder (1998)
MS in Mathematics, Colorado State University (1992)
BS in Mathematics, Colorado State University (1990)

Academic Interests

Ramsey Theory
Operations Research

Academic Responsibilities

Graduate Program Coordinator
Operations Research (MATH 475, MATH 575, MATH 675)
Abstract Algebra (MATH 413)

Committee Activities


Awards and Honors

Engineering Academic Advisor of the Year, 2013
Recipient of the Jesse Lee Myers Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003


National Science Foundation CSEMS—Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship grant # 0324082, entitled “Computer Science and Mathematics Scholarship Program.” Total award of $294,200, funded September 2003.

Professional Memberships

Mathematical Association of America
American Mathematical Association
Pi Mu Epsilon
Kappa Mu Epsilon

Area(s) of Research

Ramsey Theory on the Integers
Operations Research



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