- National Academies (1908)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
Schuyler Colfax Davisson was a mathematics professor at Indiana University from 1890-1938. He was born on January 2, 1866 in Galveston, Indiana, to David and Malvina (Barnhart) Davisson. Davisson graduated from Indiana University with his B.A. in 1890 and M.A. in 1892. While Davisson was a student he served as treasurer to the Independent Literary Society which was founded in November 1885 as a co-educational society admitting both men and women who were not members of a fraternity or sorority. After serving as assistant and instructor in the mathematics department from 1890 to 1893, Davisson became a fellow at Clark University and then went to the University of Tubingen in Germany, where he received his doctorate in 1900. After returning to Indiana, Davisson became a member of the mathematics department faculty, serving as co-head (1909-1911) and head (1911-1937) of the department. From 1914 to 1919, he served as an IU faculty representative to the Western Intercollegiate Conference, which IU joined in 1899. He retired at the close of the 1937-1938 academic year. Professor Davisson passed away February 20, 1960.