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Department of Mathematics

College of Science and Engineering

Dr. Thomas Gilsdorf, Chairperson

214 Pearce Hall, 989-774-3596

Yeonhyang Kim, Graduate Coordinator

221 Pearce Hall; 989-774-3598

Mohamed Amezziane, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, statistics

James Angelos, Ph.D., Montana State University, approximation theory

Ahmed Assaf, Ph.D., Technion University, combinatorics

Debraj Chakrabarti, Ph.D., University of Madison-Wisconsin, analysis

C-Y. Jean Chan, Ph.D., University of Utah, commutative algebra and algebraic geometry

Chin-l Cheng, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, statistics

Kahadawala Cooray, Ph.D., University of Nevada at Las Vegas, statistics

John Daniels, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, statistics

Lisa DeMeyer, Ph.D., University of N orth Carolina at Chapel Hill, differential geometry

Ana Dias, Ph.D., Indiana State University, mathematics education

Olivia M. Dumitrescu, Ph.D., Colorado State University, algebraic geometry

Donna Ericksen, Ph.D., Michigan State University, mathematics education

Felix Famoye, Ph.D., University of Calgary, statistics

Martha Frank, Ph.D., Purdue University, mathematics education

Thomas Gilsdorf, Ph.D., Washington State University, functional analysis, ethnomathematics

George Grossman, Ph.D., University of Windsor, applied mathematics

Yeonhyang Kim, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, analysis and approximation theory

Douglas Lapp, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, mathematics education

Carl Moun-Shen Lee, Ph.D., Iowa State University, statistics

En-Bing Lin, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, applied and computational mathematics

Meera Mainkar, Ph.D., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, geometry, nilmanifolds

Tibor Marcinek, Ph.D., Comenius University, mathematics education

Sivaram K. Narayan, Ph.D., Purdue University, operator theory

Sing-Cheong Ong, Ph.D., Dalhousie University, operator theory

Christine M. Phelps-Gregory, Ph.D., University of Delaware, mathematics education

Katrina Piatek-Jimenez, Ph.D., University of Arizona, mathematics education

Leela Rakesh, Ph.D., Kanpur University, applied mathematics

Brad Safnuk, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, geometry and topology

Benjamin Salisbury, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, algebraic combinatorics

Ranadeera Samanthi, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, statistics

Jungsywan Sepanski, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, statistics

Dennis St. John, Ph.D., University of Iowa, mathematics education

Daniel X. Wang, Ph.D., The University of Alabama, applied statistics

Dmitry Zakharov, Ph.D., Columbia University, algebraic geometry & mathematical physics

Xiaoming Zheng, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine, applied mathematics

Course Designators:

MTH - Mathematics

STA - Statistics

ACT - Actuarial Science

The Programs:

The Department of Mathematics offers:

Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Science

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics

Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Statistics and Analytics

Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences (concentrations in Mathematics, Collegiate Mathematics Education, and Statistics)

An interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Data Mining is also offered.

Both master's degrees include Accelerated Programs.

The department has an active faculty with particular research strengths in the areas of algebra, algebraic geometry, applied mathematics, approximation theory, combinatorics and graph theory, differential geometry, functional analysis and operator theory, mathematics education, number theory, and statistics.

Classes are small, allowing students to receive individual attention. An active colloquium program draws speakers with varied research interests from a wide range of locales. A graduate student seminar gives students the opportunity to explore topics that extend the required coursework. The applied mathematics group’s specialty is computational and polymer fluid dynamics. Research groups have strong links with science and engineering departments within Central Michigan University, other universities and industry.

Computing facilities within Pearce Hall, where the department is located, include computer laboratories with Macintosh and PC computers and a research computer lab.

Two types of financial assistantships are available: graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships. Some of these are specified for doctoral students and carry a higher stipend. Additional support is available for members of under-represented minority groups. Completed applications for assistantships must be submitted by February 15, although late applications may be considered if positions are available.