Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, mathematics; M.S., Northern Arizona University, mathematics; B.S., New Mexico Tech, mathematics
Teaching/Research Interests: My research is in algebraic coding theory, specifically the algebraic construction of low-density parity check codes for efficient and robust information transmission across noisy channels. I focus on graph-theoretic approaches to the constructions. I often lead student research projects in graph theory related to vertex colorings. I am also interested in the development of effective discovery learning strategies, especially in introductory courses.
Education: Ph.D. Mathematics, Temple University; M.A. Mathematics, Temple University; Licenciado en Matematicas (Licentiate in Mathematics), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Teaching Interests: I teach a wide variety of courses from elementary statistics to advanced topics in mathematical finance. My teaching paradigm is to engage the students in a hands-on class environment, taking proper advantage of the technological and computational capabilities of our classrooms.
Research Interests: Lately my research has focused on the ring of formal power series and its connection with the p-adic numbers. From this viewpoint, I have done research that connects different topics in mathematics and computer sciences, integrating the algebraic development with a combinatorial and algorithmic approach.
Education: Ph. D. Mathematics, University of Rochester; M.A./B.A. Mathematics, Potsdam College; B.A. Secondary Mathematics Education, Potsdam College
Teaching Interests: Engaging students from all programs in mathematical problem solving, exploration of the historical development of mathematics, and understanding the concepts and methods of calculus and statistics. Courses range from linear algebra to geometry to chaos and fractals. Students develop skills in generating examples and counterexamples, proving theorems, using technology to explore mathematics, and writing and communicating technical information clearly.
Research Interests: Algebraic number theory, type numbers of orders in quaternion algebras, bioinformatics, phylogeny and mathematical biology, inquiry-based learning, and using writing to learn mathematics.
Education: B.Sc. Mathematics, University of Toronto, Trinity College; M.Sc. Mathematics, University of Toronto; Ph.D. Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
Teaching Interests: I love math and have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to foster students' interest in an often intimidating subject. While the material can be interesting and powerful, math is about thinking and communicating effectively.
Research Interests: The noncommutative geometry program of Alain Connes. This refers to the application of algebra to questions arising from geometry, topology, and representation theory. Of particular interest are questions relating to groups and their representations. I'm also interested in the application of statistical techniques to problems arising from sports. I've supervised student research into methods of using regular season data to predict playoff success in the NFL.
Education: B.S., Mathematics, Salisbury University; M.S., Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Virginia
Teaching and Research Interests: Mathematical problem solving and thinking, the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, student and teacher use of multiple representations in the mathematics classroom, and mathematics teacher education. Most recently, I have enjoyed creating and investigating the application features of Visual Basic in Excel to transform spreadsheets into an applet-like environment for teaching mathematics.
Math Center Director
Education: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. Mathematics, Carleton College
Teaching Interests: A certain amount of what I teach is practical, showing students established ways of answering questions. Another part of teaching is letting students explore ideas themselves. Often, this exploration leads to questions that I might never have thought of. Teaching math is about giving students the tools to answer questions, as well as the freedom to ask them.
Research Interests: Algebraic Graph Theory, using the topological ideas of homotopy and fundamental groups to study the cycle structure of graphs. More recently, I am also interested in the mathematics of fiber arts, particularly knitting.
Education: B.A., Nazareth College, in Mathematics with Adolescent Ed. Certification; M.S. University of Rhode Island, in mathematics
Areas of Academic Interest: Math education
Laura Herman '18 — who double majors in math and psychology because she loves both — says Dr. Matt Koetz, math program chairperson, has guided her to insights about math, about herself, about the world overall — and "realization of what I'm capable of." Read about Herman's experience.