Remembering Nick Baeth

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics Nicholas Baeth

On Saturday, December 11, we lost our colleague, professor, and friend Dr. Nicholas R. Baeth, professor of mathematics, after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer. 

A celebration of his life was held on Sat., April 2 at in Bonchek Lecture Hall, LSP142.

The Baeth family has set up a 529 Education account for Nick’s six-year old son, George. Those wishing to contribute can do so via Venmo. The username is @georgebaeth. The official name on the account is Diana Peloza (Nick’s mother-in-law).

See his full Math Department memorial statement and  his obituary for more information on Nick's life and his padlet as a place to share remembrances. 




About Nicholas Baeth


Assistant Professor of Mathematics - Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (2018 - )

Professor of Mathematics - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (2015 - 2018)

NAWI-Graz Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Natural Sciences - Karl Franzens Universität Graz, Austria (2013)

Associate Professor of Mathematics - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (2010 - 2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (2009)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (2005 - 2010)



Ph.D. in Mathematics - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (2005)

M.S. in Mathematics - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (2001)

B.S. in Mathematics - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA (2000)

B.A. in Computer Science - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA (2000)


F&M Course Information 

Fall 2021

MAT 272, Diplomath Research Seminar - Canvas Section

MAT 275,  Putnam Problem Solving - Canvas Section

MAT330, Abstract Algebra - Canvas Section

Office hours:  M 10:00-11:30, T 12:00-13:30, F 11:00-12:00 & 14:00-15:00, and by appointment

Recent Publications 

* indicates a student co-author

  1. N. Baeth, S.T. Chapman, F. Gotti, Bi-atomic classes of positive semirings, Semigr. Forum 103, 1-23 (2021).

  2. N. Baeth, D. Smertnig, Lattices over Bass rings and graph agglomerations, Algebr. Represent. Theory, to appear.

  3. N. Baeth, T. Bell, C. Gibbons, J. Striuli, Divisor sequences of atoms in Krull monoids, J. Commutative Algebra, to appear.

  4. N. Baeth, F. Gotti, Factorizations in upper triangular matrices over information semialgebras, J. Algebra 562, 466-496 (2020). 

  5. N. Baeth, M. Enlow*, Multiplicative factorization in numerical semigroups, Internat. J. Algebra Comput. 30(2), 419-430 (2020).

  6. N. Baeth, R. Sampson*, Upper triangular matrices over information algebras, Linear Algebra Appl. 587, 334-357 (2020).

  7. N. Baeth, D. Smertnig, Arithmetical invariants in local quaternion orders, Acta Arithmetica 186(2), 143-177 (2018).

  8. N. Baeth, B. Burns*, J. Covey*, J. Mixco*, Nonunique factorization over quotients of PIDs, Involve 11(4), 701-710 (2018).

  9. M. Axtell, N. Baeth, J. Stickles, Factorizations in self-idealizations of PIRs and UFRs, J. Boll Unione Mat. Ital. 10(4), 649-670 (2017).

  10. N. Baeth, B. Burns*, J. Mixco*, A fundamental theorem of modular arithmetic, J. Period Math. Hung. 75(2), 356-367 (2017).

  11. N. Baeth, L. Luther*, R. McKee, The downtown problem: Variations on a Putnam problem, Math. Mag., 90(4), 243-257 (2017).

  12. M. Axtell, N. Baeth, J. Stickles, Cut structures in zero-divisor graphs over Noetherian rings, J. Commut. Algebra, 8(2), 143-171 (2016).

  13. N. Baeth, J. Jeffries*, Factorizations of block triangular matrices, Linear Algebra Appl., 511, 403-420 (2016).

  14. N. Baeth, D. Smertnig, Factorization theory: From commutative to noncommutative settings, J. Algebra 441(1) 475-551 (2015).

  15. N. Baeth, A. Geroldinger, D. Grynkiewicz, D. Smertnig, A semigroup-theoretical view of direct-sum decompositions and associated combinatorial problems, J. Algebra Appl., 14(2), 1-60 (2015).

  16. D. Bachman, N. Baeth, A. McQueen*, Factorizations of upper triangular Toeplitz matrices, J. Boll. Unione Mat. Ital., 8, 131-150 (2015).