Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

R Bruce Crofoot

Name: Dr R Bruce Crofoot
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 250-371-5563


Teaching. I especially enjoy teaching calculus and analysis (continuous mathematics), because the ideas involved are deep and beautiful and lead to powerful mathematical tools for describing and understanding nature.

Research Interests

I am interested in complex analysis, harmonic analysis, and operator theory. For quite some time now, I have been writing an introductory textbook in real analysis.


Ph.D. (Mathematics), UC Berkeley, 1991. Thesis: "Multipliers Between Invariant Subspaces." Thesis Advisor: D. Sarason.

M.Phil. (Applied Mathematics), University of Waterloo, 1980. Thesis: "Liquid Immersion Development in Electrophotograpy."

B.Math. (Applied Mathematics, with a Physics minor), University of Waterloo, 1978.


1. "Running with Rover," Mathematics Magazine, vol. 75, no. 4 (Oct. 2002), pp. 311-316.

2. "Continuity on a Set," The College Mathematics Journal, vol. 26 (1995), pp. 29-30.

3. "Multipliers Between Invariant Subspaces of the Backward Shift," Pacific Journal of Mathematics, vol. 166, no. 2 (1994), pp. 225-246.

Employment History

Full-time in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at TRU (formerly the University College of the Cariboo) since 1991.

Courses Taught

I have taught the MATH courses at TRU that currently have the following numbers: 1130, 1140, 1150, 1170, 1230, 1240, 1250, 2110, 2120, 2200, 3000, 3070, 3160, 3170, 3200, 3220, 3650. I have also taught some directed studies courses (MATH 4980).