Garikai Campbell '90
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Special Assistant to the President
Associate Vice President for Planning
Garikai Campbell is recognized for his outstanding effectiveness as a teacher of undergraduates in mathematics. His primary area of mathematical research is with elliptic curves—producing both theoretical and computational methods for discovering curves with specific algebraic properties and using these objects to solve number theoretic problems.
In addition to his teaching, advising, research with students, and mentoring at Swarthmore, he has worked with a wide variety of national programs and initiatives, particularly those supporting achievement in mathematics by underrepresented groups. He has been an instructor in programs such as the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program for Women and served on the advisory board of the Figure This campaign of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Math is Power ad campaign of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). He is also the recipient of the 2006 Alder Award from the Mathematical Association of America.
Campbell received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University.