J. Michael Boardman, Ph.D. commenced his career at the Trinity College of the University
of Cambridge, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in 1961 and 1965, respectively. Immigrating to the United States soon thereafter, he served The University of Chicago as a visiting lecturer for one year before serving the University of Warwick in England as an assistant lecturer for an additional year. From 1969 to 1972, Dr. Boardman began his tenure at the Johns Hopkins University, first acting as an associate professor. He ascended the ranks to full professor in 1972, holding the role for 38 fruitful years. Since 2010, he has been granted the title of professor emeritus.
An expert in algebraic topology, Dr. Boardman desired to delve into the fields of mathematics and education from a formative age. Wishing to be remembered by his peers for his inherent skills in mathematics, he is a fellow of the American Mathematical
Society and a frequent grantee of both the National Science Foundation and the Science and Engineering Research Council. Prior to delving into his trade, he was a member of the Royal Air Force in the late 1950s.
The proud father of two children, Susan and Andrew, Dr. Boardman was born on February 13, 1938 to parents William Edgar and Carrie Boardman. A native of Manchester, England, he was naturalized in the United States in 1973. He currently resides in Cockeysville, MD.
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