Bruce Torrence came to Randolph-Macon in 1993 after receiving his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1991 and serving as a visiting Professor at Georgetown University for two years. His dissertation is in cobordism theory, a branch of algebraic topology. He also received his masters and bachelors degrees in mathematics, from the University of Maryland and Tufts University, respectively. His research interests include algebraic topology, graph theory, and combinatorics.

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Off campus, Prof. Torrence enjoys cycling, photography, and jazz. While he’s not yet explored ways to combine jazz or cycling with mathematics, he has done so with his photography. You can view some of Dr. Torrence’s mathematical photos on flickr, and you can read about them here.