Dr. Curtis D. Herink

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Dr. Curtis D. Herink joined the Mercer University faculty in 1983. He often presents the results of his research at meetings of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., North Central College


Set theory, set-theoretical topology

Professional Interests

Dr. Herink is interested in independence results in set theory using the method of forcing; sequences defined by recurrence relations such as the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, … in which each term is the sum of the previous two); and Zeckendorf’s theorem (every positive integer can be uniquely expressed as a sum of nonconsecutive Fibonacci numbers) and variations.

Other Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Herink enjoys reading, especially science fiction and mysteries, and playing duplicate bridge.

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