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Dr. Roland B. Minton

M. Paul Capp & Constance Whitehead Professor of Mathmatics

Department: Math/Computer Science/Physics
Office: 270C Trexler Hall



  • Ph.D., Mathematics, 1982, Clemson University
  • M.S., Mathematics, 1979, Clemson University
  • B.S., Mathematics, 1977, Virginia Commonwealth University


Research & Teaching Interests

Golf Statistics, Sports Science


golf, collectibles, books, music, photography, illusions

Recent Publications


Sports Math (2017)
Calculus 4th Edition (2012)
Golf By the Numbers (2012)

Notable papers

  • ShotLink and Consistence in Golf, MathSport International, 2015
  • Professionalism and Golf Coaching, Int. Journal of Sports Science, 2014
  • Lipping Out and Laying Up, Math Horizons, April 2010
  • G.H. Hardy's Golfing Adventure, Mathematics and Sports, MAA, 2010
  • Tigermetrics, Mathematics and Sports, MAA, 2010
  • Do Dogs Know Bifurcations?, College Mathematics Journal, 2007

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Sports analytics, Mathematics of golf, sports ranking systems, chaos and fractals