Professor Emerita (1989–2009)
Mary Tiles joined the Department in 1989. She holds a doctorate from the University of Bristol and a B.Phil. from the University of Oxford. She taught at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and at Swarthmore College before coming to Hawaii. One of her books is on the French philosopher of science, Gaston Bachelard; two others deal with aspects of the philosophy of mathematics; one co-authored book is on epistemology and another on technology and culture. Her recent research interests focus on the applied uses of mathematics, measurement and modeling in both Chinese and European contexts. Prof. Tiles retired in 2009.