Dr. Reza Sarhangi joined Towson University in 2001 after receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Wichita State University in 1994. During his years at TU, he taught numerous courses at all levels, served as the director of the graduate program in mathematics education, and published a textbook in college geometry, Elements of Geometry for Teachers (Pearson, 2008). He was also the founder and president of the Bridges Organization, which oversees the annual Bridges conference on connections between art, music, and mathematics. These conferences have been held around the world, from the United States to Europe to Asia.
Reza’s passing is an incredible loss not only for the Department of Mathematics and Towson University, but also for the large international community he had helped to bring together. The Department and the world will not be the same without him. Dr. Reza Sarhangi will be sorely missed by all who knew him.