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Ramiro LafuenteRodriguez

Assistant Professor


Patterson Hall 218

Phone: (605) 658-5970



Ph.D. and M.A. in Mathematics, Bowling Green State University.<br>M.Sc. in Biostatistics, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Belgium.<br>Tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Columbia College, SC, 2007-2012<br>Professor and Chair, State University of La Paz, Bolivia 2003-2007.<br>Various publications in peer reviewed journals.

Teaching Interests:

Abstract Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, and Geometry.

Research Interests:

Ordered Algebraic Structures, Frame Theory, Ring of Continuos Functions, and Topology.


  • MS, Biostatistics, Hasselt University (former Limburgs Universitair Centrum), 2003
  • Ph D, Mathematics, Bowling Green State University, 2002
  • MA, Mathematics, Bowling Green State University, 1999
  • BS, Mathematics, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, 1990


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Lafuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro H.. Embeddings of o-groups of finite archimedean rank. Vol. 82, Iss. 2. Algebra Universalis, (2021) 82(2), Article number 25, 2021. (DOI:
  • Lafuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro, and McGovern, Warren W.. When Min(G)^{-1} has a clopen pi-base. In Mathematica Bohemica. Vol. 1-21. Mathematica Bohemica, 2020. (DOI: 10.21136/MB.2020.0114-18)
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. o-Groups of finite rank and divisibility in their groups of o-automorphisms. In Algebra Universalis (Springer Verlag), 16. Vol. 79:81, Iss. 12. Algebrebra Universalis / Springer Verlag, 2018. (DOI: )
  • Lafuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro H., Diesl, A., Dorsey, T., McGovern, Warren, and Iberkleid, Wolf. Strongly clean triangular matrices over abelian rings. In Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra. Vol. 219, Iss. 11. Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 2015. (DOI:
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro, Carrera, Ricardo, Iberkleid, Wolf, and McGovern, Warren. ?CC-Baer rings. In Mathematica Slovaca. Vol. 65, Iss. 2.. (DOI:
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro, Deaett, Louis, Marin, Juan, Martin, Erin, , Patton, Linda, Rasmussen, Kathryn, and Johnson-Yates, Rebekah. Trace conditions for symmetry of the numerical range. Vol. 26. Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 2013. (DOI:
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro, Iberkleid, Wolf, and McGovern, Warren. The regular topology in C(X). Vol. 52, Iss. 3. Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae, 2011. (DOI:
  • Lafuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. Divisibility in certain automorphism groups. Vol. 57, Iss. 3. Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal, 2007. (DOI:
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. Divisibility in certain generalized linear groups and ordered groups, 63-64. Algebra, Logic, and Cybernetics ALC, 2004.
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. Matematica Discreta. In Talleres Graficos La Paz..
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. Socio-economic factors that determine the cardiomiopathy phase of the Ghagas diseaseInstitute of Tropical Medicine "Prince Leopold". Antwerp: Institute of Tropical Medicine "Prince Leopold", 1995.

Awards and Honors:

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2007, Department of Mathematics - Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia, 2007
  • Research Award 2006, Bolivian Mathematical Society, 2006
  • Overman Scholarship Award, 1999, Bowling Green State University, 1999


  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. On o-Automorphisms of o-Groups of Finite Archimedean Rank. Presented at the 2021 BLAST Conference - University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM, Las Cruce, NM - online. (June 2021)
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. The d-radical of an ?-group. Presented at the 2019 Conference on Order, Algebra, Logic, and Real Algebraic Geometry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. (May 2019)
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. From Intuition to Abstraction in Mathematics. Presented at the 2018 Joint Conference on Mathematics and Science Education Huron, SD, Huron, SD. (February 2018)
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. n-th Roots in the Group of Automorphisms of an o-Group of Finite Archimedean Rank.. Presented at the Conference on Order in Algebra and Logic , Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (May 15, 2017)
  • LaFuente-Rodriguez, Ramiro. o-Groups of Finite Rank and Divisibility in their Groups of Ordered Automorphisms. Presented at the Algebra Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (November 11, 2016)