David Hunter

DD Deane

Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (805) 565-6075
Email: dhunter@westmont.edu
Office Location: Winter Hall 303

Office Hours
Summer: by appointment

Algebraic Topology

Professor Hunter has taught at Westmont since 2000. He co-directed Westmont in Mexico. He enjoys running Santa Barbara's trails, cheering for the Cubs, and cooking.

Course web pages and textbook information

Professor Hunter teaches

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Calculus
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Cryptography and Coding Theory


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Virginia
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Virginia
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Applications of algebra, geometry, and topology to computing and data
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Curriculum innovation

Selected Publications

  • Essentials of Discrete Mathematics. Jones and Bartlett, Inc., 2008, 2012, 2017.
  • "How rare is symmetry in 12-tone musical rows?" (with P. von Hippel) American Mathematical Monthly 110 (2003): 124-132.