Department of Mathematics

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama 35294

E-mail: overstee@math.uab.edu

Fax: (205) 934-9025

Telephone: (205) 934-2154

**Educational Background.**

Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan, Ph.D., 1978.

University of Amsterdam; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, doctorandus, 1974.

University of Amsterdam; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, kandidaat, 1971.

**Professional Experience.**

Professor, 1986-present, UAB.

Chair, 1987-1997, Department of Mathematics, UAB.

Co-director Mathematics Fast-Track Program, 1996-present.

Visiting Professor, Technical University of Delft, Winter 1995.

Visiting Professor, Technical University of Delft, Summer 1991.

Associate Professor, 1982-86, UAB.

Assistant Professor, 1980-82, UAB.

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, 1979-80.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1978-79.

Lecturer, University of Houston, 1977-78.

Professional Service. |

NS&M School FAC Committee, 1998-present. |

Departmental Workload Committee, 1998-present. |

NS&M Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee, 1998. |

UAB General Scholarship Committee, 1998. |

Committee on UAB Faculty Scholar Prize, 1991--1995. |

Proposal Review: NSF, 1981-present. |

Member advisory committee of the Spring Topology Conference, 1990--present. |

Member NSF panel, Washington, D.C., March 1990. |

Organizer of the 1987 Spring Topology Conference (with L. Mohler and J. Mayer). |

Referee for the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. |

Referee for the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. |

Referee for Fundamentae Mathematicae. |

Referee for the Pacific Journal of Mathematics. |

Referee for the Houston Journal of Mathematics. |

Referee for the Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics. |

Referee for Topology and its Applications. |

Organizer of a special session on continuum theory, A.M.S. meeting at LSU, November, 1982. |

Grants Received. |

NSF, DMS-0072626, On planar mappings with invariant continua, 2000-2003,
PI.
US Department of Education, Doctoral Fellowships in Applied Mathematics, 2000-2003, (co-PI Rudi Weikard). NSF, DMS-9901207, An Accelerated Research and Study Program for Undergraduates in Mathematics, 1996-99 (Co-PI: John Mayer). NSF, DMS-9704903, The Topological Structure of Planar Continua, 1997-00, PI. |

NSF, DMS-9531387, An Accelerated Research and Study Program for Undergraduates in Mathematics, 1996-99 (Co-PI: John Mayer). |

US Department of Education, Doctoral Fellowships in Applied Mathematics, 1994--1997 (co-PI: John Mayer). |

NSF-EPSCoR travel award, 1991-94, 96. |

NSF-EPSCoR, RII-861-0669, 1986-90, Individual component, Roger T. Lewis PI. |

NSF, DMS-860-2400, 1986-88. |

NSF, DMS-861-3092, 1987, Spring Topology Conference. |

NSF, DMS-850-3331, 1985-87. |

NSF, MCS-830-2046, 1983-85. |

NSF, MCS-810-4866, 1981-83. |

Invited Addresses (Last 6 years). |

2000 Midwest Dynamical Systems Meeting, Gainesville, FL, March 2000. |

A.M.S. Special Session on the Topology of Continua, On Prime Ends
and Fixed Points, Austin, TX, October 1999. |

A.M.S. Special Session on Continuum Theory and Dynamical Systems, The
Contraction Principle for Certain Locally Connected Julia Sets,
Gainesville,
FL, March 1999. |

A.M.S. Special Session on Topology in Dynamics, External Impressions
in non-locally-connected Julia Sets, Winston-Salem, NC, October, 1998. |

A.M.S. Special Session on Low Dimensional Dynamics, Recurrent Critical
Points and Typical Limit sets of Rational Maps, Milwaukee, WI, October,
1997. |

1997 Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, Typical
omega limit sets for rational mappings
of the sphere, Lafayette, La. April 1997. |

A.M.S Special Session in Continuum Theory and Dynamical Systems, Properties
of subcontinua of Julia sets , Chattanooga, TN, October 1996. |

Eighth Prague Topological Symposium, Periodic points near indifferent
fixed points , Prague, Czech republic, August 1996. |

Borsuk and Kuratowski Session at the Stefan Banach Mathematical Center,
Characterizing
homogeneous 1-dimensional spaces , Warsaw, Poland, May 1996. |

Summer Conference on General Topology and Applications, On invariant
subsets for planar mappings , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August
1994. |

A.M.S. Special Session in Modern Methods in Continuum Theory, Cincinnati,
OH, On homogeneous totally disconnected spaces , January, 1994. |

A.M.S. Special Session in Continuum Theory and Dynamical Systems, Knoxville,
TN, Group actions on R-trees , March 1993. |

A.M.S. Special Session in Continuum Theory and Dynamical Systems, San
Antonio, TX, The geometry of laminations, January, 1993. |

Twenty--third University of Southwestern Louisiana Mathematics Conference,
The
geometry of laminas , October 1992. |

1991 Spring Topology Conference, The geometry of Julia sets ,
Sacramento, CA, April, 1991. |

**Theses or Research Projects Directed.**

Sean MacDonald, PhD 1998.

Mark Widener, PhD 1997.

John McCuan, B.S., 1989.

Brant Davidson, M.S., 1989.

Linda Hedrick, M.S., 1986.

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