Simmie Samuel Blakney


First Name: Simmie
Middle Name: Samuel
Last Name: Blakney


Degree: Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 1963

College: Tougaloo College
Degree: B.A.
Graduation Year: 1950
Major: Mathematics

Degree: M.S.
Graduation Year: 1955
Major: Mathematics


Professor Emeritas University of Toledo


Birthplace: Shubuta, Mississippi

Simmie Blakney from 1954-55 he was an Instructor at Utica Junior College (Miss.). In 1955-1956 he was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Mathematics Department at Grambling College. From 1956 to his retirement he was Professor of the Mathematics Department at the University of Toledo. In 1956 at the University of Toledo, he became the first African American to chair the mathematics department of a non-HBCU. In 1990, he retired from the University of Toledo.


Dr. Simmie S. Blakney has published one paper:

Lusin's theorem in an abstract space, Mat.\v Casopis Sloven. Akad. Vied 19 (1969), 249--250.



Year Born: 1928