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

M,W,Th,F: 3:30–5:00 pm (or any time you happen to find me in!)


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.

Free Textbook
I've received copyright back from the publisher of Complex Analysis For Mathematics and Engineering, which went through six editions. The pdf of this textbook is now freely available as an open-source project. To access it, click here.