Russell W. Howell, Ph.D.

Kathleen Smith Chair of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (805) 565-6178

Office Location

Winter Hall, Room 307 (Click here for the campus map)

Office Available

On sabbatical, January-December 2023. Available by appointment.

Research Interests

Complex analysis; Theological and philosophical issues relating to mathematics


Russell Howell (BS, Wheaton College, MsC, University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Ohio State University) has held visiting positions at UC Berkeley, Calvin University, University of Maryland, Oxford University, and the United States Air Force Academy. He was twice honored with Westmont’s Teacher of the Year award. He served in the US Army in South Korea, and was a leader for Westmont’s Europe and Mexico semesters. His research area is in complex analysis, and he is co-author of Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering (2012). He is also co-editor and contributor to Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith (2011) and Mathematics in a Postmodern Age: A Christian Perspective (2001). A piano player, he also enjoys tennis and hiking.