Positions Held




Research and Publications




Recognitions and Miscellany 



Incipit, Art meets mathematics in the Fourth dimension
by Stephen Lipscomb



Art meets Mathematics in the Fourth Dimension - 2nd edition published by Springer
by Stephen Lipscomb


Fractals and Universal Spaces in Dimension Theory Series: (Springer Monographs in Mathematics)
by Stephen Lipscomb


Editor of Duvall Football: Winning a National Championship (Paperback)
by Deacon Duvall



Symmetric Inverse Semigroups (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, No 46)
by Stephen Lipscomb


My Best Friend Harley (Paperback)
by Stephen Lipscomb (Author) and John Shaw (Illustrator)


Research Grants and Contracts

  • Fourteen UMW Faculty Research Grants.

  • Sixteen NSWC contracts.

  • Six Navy/ASEE senior fellow grants.

Meetings and Invited Talks
  • 1972 International Topology Conference (invited talk)

  • January 1985 National Meeting of the AMS (graph theory talk)

  • NSF Bela Bollobas lectures on graph theory given at Emory University (paid/invited)

  • National Chair Meetings in Washington, D.C. (1984--87)

  • Hosted regional MAA meeting

  • Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing (at LSU)

  • International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto, Japan (1990).  Presented 40 minute invited (and paid) talk (and paper) at the International Colloquium on Words, Languages, and Combinatorics (Kyoto Sangy (University).

  • NSF invited (and paid) 50 minute presentation Project AMPLE in July 1992 at Fairmont State University.

  • NSF colloquium at UMW

  • University of Louisville Department of Mathematics Colloquium Series lecture

  • Taylor-Melville Institute Colloquium Invited lecture at Naval Surface Warfare, Carderock, MD. 10 Feb. 2003. (4-web structures)

  • University of Virginia (Civil/Mechanical Engineering Departments) invited (4-web structures)

  • NASA Langley invited lecture (4-web structures).

U.S. Patent 6931812 B1 A web structure and method for making the same (August 23, 2005)

Issued August 2005 (filed application with U.S. Patents and Trademark Office 12/22/00).


  • Referee for the Journal of Graph Theory
  • Referee for the Journal Semigroup Forum
  • Referee for the Journal Royal Society of Edinburgh Proceedings A
  • Member of the American Mathematical Society
  • Charter Member of Pi Mu Epsilon West Virginia University Chapter
  • Elected by students of UMW as honorary
    member of Pi Mu Epsilon UMW Chapter
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (3rd, 5th, and 6th Editions)
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America
  • International Biographical Centre (IBC) Who’s Who in the 21st Century – 1st Edition
  • IBC’s One Thousand Great Americans
  • IBC’s 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 1st Edition
  • IBC’s 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century – 1st Edition
  • IBC’s 21st Century Award for Achievement
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Men of Achievement
  • The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
  • 5,000 Personalities of the World
  • Personalities of America
  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • The International Who's Who of Intellectuals
  • American Men and Women of Science
  • International Biographical Centre "Living Science Award" (for services to research, application, and education in all scientific fields)
  • Belington High School, Belington, W.VA. (Class of 1961): FOOTBALL -- 1959 Class A Hon. Mention All State; 1960 Class AA All State 3rd team; Honorable Mention Tri-valley conference; and Particular Honorable Mention Tri-Valley conference
  • Inventor of Lipscomb’s 4-web spine cage.
  • Fairmont State University, Fairmont, W.VA. (Class of 1965): FOOTBALL -- four-year letterman, 1962 leading scorer; and 1964 All Conference (first team).
  • Fairmont State University 2007 Letter winner of Distinction, Presented by the Fairmont State Athletic Association.