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James Walter Rowell ’80

James Walter Rowell ’80, February 2, 2006, in Mastic, New York. James earned a BA from Reed in mathematics. In 1984, he earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Oregon. He taught mathematics at the University of Minnesota–Duluth for many years. His interests also extended to writing poetry and performing music. He was a cellist, played bass guitar, and was a jazz DJ for the Duluth public radio station, KUMD. He was also host on America Online in the early ’90s. Survivors include his daughter, his mother, father, and sister, and his fiancée, Victoria Hedberg.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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