Dr. Christopher Sass
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Dr. Sass joined the Young Harris College faculty in 2011. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from Middle Tennessee State University, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee.
His doctoral research was conducted in the relatively new field of circle packing, which was introduced in 1985 by William Thurston's conjecture that discrete circle packing maps could be used to approximate classical conformal mappings. The conjecture was proved in 1987 by Rodin and Sullivan, and since that time the topic of circle packing has devloped in a number of interesting and new theoretical, computational and practical directions.
Dr. Sass is excited to be at Young Harris College, a place where he has ample opportunity to pursue his primary professional interest (teaching) and enjoy his favorite recreational activity (hiking in the Appalachian mountains).