Frank J. Ayres
|Born||10 December 1901|
|Education||Professor of Mathematics|
|Alma mater||Washington College, Maryland
&University of Chicago
Ayres earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington College, Maryland and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago. He taught during 1921–4 at Ogden College and another four years at Texas A&M before coming to Dickinson College in 1928. He was promoted to associate professor in June, 1935. In 1943 he was named the Susan Powers Hoffman Professor of Mathematics. From 1938 until his retirement in June, 1958, he served as chairman of the mathematics department. Ayres was also an instructor in the Army Air Corps program at the college, 1943–44, and authored Basic Mathematics of Aviation, which was adopted across the Air Corps training system. In all, he wrote seven textbooks. Along with his teaching, he also served as assistant registrar and registrar between 1941 and 1945.