Dr. Larry C. Andrews


Class of 1958
Career Pathway: Business, Management, Marketing & Technology

Larry C. AndrewsLarry C. Andrews was nominated by his brother, Hans A. Andrews, who was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005.

Hans Andrews wrote the following about his brother:

"There are few graduates from GHS who have accomplished as much or more than Larry has over the years. He has been awarded the outstanding teacher award in his department on more than one occasion. His work in producing 13 mathematical textbooks, important for his students in business and industry, has been second to none. Larry has conducted research for the government and industry important for national defense projects. In addition, he has published over 100 articles in professional journals. It is with great pleasure that I nominate Larry for this most prestigious award at GHS!"

At GHS, Larry was in the junior and senior plays. He graduated from MSU with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1962, a master of science degree in applied mathematics in 1964 and a Ph.D. in engineering (applied mathematics & mechanics) in 1970. 

From 1964 to 1968, he was an assistant professor of mathematics and mechanics at Tri-State University in Indiana. From 1969 to 1972, he was the staff mathematician for the antisubmarine warfare operation for Magnavox in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

From 1972 to 1979, Dr. Andrews was an assistant professor of mathematics; from 1979 to 1983, he was an associate professor of mathematics; and, since 1983, he has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Dr. Andrews is also the coordinator of the university's graduate program, in which he taught over 20 undergraduate and graduate courses, developed eight courses and directed approximately 50 master of science research theses and three Ph.D. dissertations.

He has held joint appointments with electrical and computer engineering since 1990 and with the School of Optics (CREOL) since 1993. He is also a technical consultant on laser beam propagation for various companies and laboratories.

Dr. Andrews has two children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he likes to play the guitar and work in his garden.