Mathematics Teachers

The following people all taught mathematics at some stage in their lives, although they are better known for other things:

    Lewis Carroll, pen name of British author Charles Dodgson, lectured in mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford

    John Dalton, British chemist and physicist, taught mathematics at schools and colleges in Manchester, Oxford and York

    Tom Lehrer, American songwriter and satirist, taught mathematics at Harvard, MIT and currently at University of California, Santa Cruz

    Brian May, rock guitarist and composer, worked briefly as a mathematics teacher before joining Queen

    Georg Joachim Rheticus, Austrian cartographer and disciple of Copernicus, taught mathematics at the University of Wittenberg

    Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury in the 13th century, lectured on mathematics at the universities of Oxford and Paris

    Éamon de Valera, a leader of Ireland's struggle for independence in the early 20th century and founder of the Fianna Fáil party, taught mathematics at schools and colleges in Dublin

    Archie Williams, American athlete and Olympic gold medalist, taught mathematics at high schools in California.