|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D,1970)
|Awards||Chauvenet Prize (2005)|
|Institutions||1970 until 2001: Monash University|
2002 to date: University of San Francisco
|Doctoral advisor||Hartley Rogers, Jr|
He was born in Melbourne, Australia and lived there until he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his doctorate. He received his PhD from MIT in 1970, working under Hartley Rogers, Jr who had himself worked under Alonzo Church. From 1970 until 2001 he taught at Monash University back in Australia and in 2002 began teaching in San Francisco.
In 2005, Stillwell was the recipient of the Mathematical Association of America's prestigious Chauvenet Prize for his article “The Story of the 120-Cell,” Notices of the AMS, January 2001, pp. 17–24. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Stillwell is the author of many textbooks and other books on mathematics including: