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Faculty and Staff Profiles

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has over 40 faculty members and staff who are active teachers, scholars, and mentors. They have a wide variety of professional and personal interests.

Faculty and Staff Profiles

  • Full-Time Faculty
  • Faculty from Other Departments
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Staff
  • Other Former Faculty

  • Full-Time Faculty

  • Carlos Alves
  • Nancy Hingston
  • David Reimer
  • Karen Clark
  • Chris Holston
  • Jeremy Russell
  • Andrew Clifford
  • Judit Kardos
  • Rachel Snider
  • Ed Conjura
  • Cathy S. Liebars
  • Suriza Van der Sandt
  • Robert Cunningham
  • Steffen Marcus
  • Chamont Wang
  • Cynthia Curtis
  • Sharon Navard
  • Chung Wong
  • Jana Gevertz
  • Michael Ochs
  • Qifu Zheng
  • Tom Hagedorn
  • Aigli Papantonopoulou
  • Carlos AlvesDr. Carlos Alves

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
    Office: SCP 213, x-2500
    Email: alvesc@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT099- Orientation to Mathematics & Statistics: 05 W 10:00am-11:20am

    MAT200- Proof Writing Thru Discrete Mathematics: 01 M/Th 8:00am-9:20am, W 8:00am-8:50am; 02 M/Th 9:30am-11:50am, W 9:00am-9:50am

    Research Interests – Logic, Set Theory.

    Teaching Interests


    Karen Clark

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., Courant Institute, New York University
    Office: SCP 203, x-2019
    Email: kclark@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT205 Linear Algebra: 01 T/F 11:00pm-12:20pm, W 10:00am-10:50am

    MAT454 Seminar in Applied Mathematics: 01 T/F 1:30pm-3:20pm

    Research Interests – Mathematical modeling of composite materials, climate modeling.

    Teaching Interests – I teach a wide variety of courses regularly – Calculus B, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra. I also teach various upper level courses on a rotating basis – Topics in Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, and the Applied Capstone. I have taught an FSP on Voting Theory a couple of times and hope to be able to do that again some time in the future.


    Andrew Clifford

    Professor, Ph.D., State University of New York – Albany
    Office: SCP 206, x-3060
    Email: cliffan@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT229 Multivariable Calculus: 03 T/F 8:30am-9:20am, W 8:00am-8:50am; 04 T/F 9:30am-10:50pm, W 9:00am-9:50am

    MAT370 Topics in Mathematics: 01 T/F 2:00pm-3:20pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Clifford’s field of mathematics is Combinatorial Group Theory. This branch of math is at the intersection of algebra and low-dimensional topology. His particular interests include equations over groups and automorphisms of free groups.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Clifford has taught a wide array of courses for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Recently, his focus has been on the calculus sequence and various upper level courses in geometry and topology.


    Ed Conjura

    Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers University
    Office: SCP 210, x-2767
    Email: conjura@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT127 Calculus A: 10 M/Th 9:30am-10:50am, W 9:00am-9:50am; 11 M/Th 11:00am-12:20pm, W 10:00am-10:50am

    Research Interests – Financial Mathematics

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Conjura generally teaches Calculus A and B, and a special version of Mat127 for Biology majors. He has also taught, Proof Writing through Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Computational Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Capstone. Lastly, he has done guided and independent study with individual students.


    Robert Cunningham

    Professor, Ed.D., Temple University
    Office: SCP 239, x-2127
    Email: bobc@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT105 Teaching Math Structure and Algorithm: 01 T/F 9:30am-10:50am; 02 T/F 11:00am-12:20pm

    MATH 590 Topics in Secondary Math: 01 T 5:00pm-7:30pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Cunningham’s research focuses on both pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers. Of special interest are topics from the secondary curriculum that pose the greatest challenge for teachers to teach and students to learn. His research in mathematics education has also examined technology in support of instruction.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Cunningham teaches Calculus, Linear Algebra, Methods for Teaching Mathematics, and the Collaborative Capstone for Professional Inquiry course. In addition, he supervises student teachers.  His lively interest in teaching and research has prompted him to involve undergraduate students in conducting, presenting, and publishing mathematics education research.


    Cynthia Curtis

    Professor, Ph.D., Yale University
    Office: SCP 208, x-2026
    Email: ccurtis@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT205 Linear Algebra: 02 M/Th 8:00am-9:20pm, W 8:00am-8:50am; 02 M/Th 9:30am-10:50am, W 9:00am-9:50am

    Research Interests  Professor Curtis studies three-dimensional spaces (such as our universe) and knots. Interestingly, all three-dimensional spaces can be built from knots, so understanding knots and understanding 3-dimensional spaces are closely related. Most of her work involves trying to understand how we can recognize when two spaces or two knots are different from one another. (Imagine two different massively tangled shoe laces and ask yourself how you would know if they are tangled in exactly the same way!)

    Teaching Interests  Most frequently, I teach multivariable calculus and various upper level courses in geometry and topology. I have also occasionally taught courses in algebra and number theory, and one semester I taught an FSP on the shape of the universe. Finally, I very much enjoy supervising undergraduate research projects, most commonly in knot theory


    Jana Gevertz

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., Princeton University
    Office: SCP 247, x-3314
    Email: gevertz@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT330 Mathematical Biology: 01 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm, W 4:00am-4:50pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Gevertz works in the field of mathematical biology, studying cancer progression using tools from applied and computational mathematics.  In particular, Dr. Gevertz aims to synthesize data gathered by biologists and clinicians in order to quantify the complex multi-scale interactions that occur within a tumor, and between a tumor and its surrounding environment.  By analyzing these mathematical models, Dr. Gevertz seeks to gain a better understanding of tumor growth and treatment.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Gevertz teaches introductory calculus courses and upper-level applied mathematics courses, including Linear Programming and Differential Equations.  She has also mentored independent study and capstone students in various applied mathematics topics.


    Tom Hagedorn

    Chair and Professor, Ph.D. Harvard University
    Office: SCP 233, x-3053
    Email: hagedorn@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT099 Orientation to Math & Stats: 01 T 2:00pm-3:20pm; 02 T 3:30pm-4:50pm; 03 T 2:00pm-3:20pm; 04 T 3:30pm-4:50pm

    MAT301 Number Theory: 01 T/F 11:00am-12:20pm

    Research Interests – Professor Hagedorn’s main research interests are in number theory and algebra, specifically elliptic curves, representation theory, and  invariant theory.  He has also worked on a number of problems in computational mathematics and some recent work has focused on extending the number of values known for various problems in algebra and number theory.  This work is a combination of improved mathematical algorithms and efficient computer algorithms.  Previously, he has worked in combinatorics and applied algebraic geometry (in phylogenetics to predict evolutionary trees in biology).

    Teaching Interests – Professor Hagedorn primarily teaches courses in linear algebra, abstract algebra and number theory, but also has interests in the teaching of calculus and the use of technology in mathematics instruction.  He has taught courses in cryptography, geometry, the mathematics of voting and choice, and the culture, politics and science of food  (as part of the TCNJ’s FSP program).   He has also mentored many independent study, independent research, and capstone projects on a diverse range of subjects including cryptography, the rank of elliptic curves, the circumference of an ellipse, Riemann surfaces, and moduli spaces in physics.


    Nancy HingstonIAS photo

    Professor, Ph.D., Harvard University
    Office: SCP 241, x-2259
    Email: hingston@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT351 Geometry: 01 M/Th 8:00am-9:20am, W 8:00am-8:50am

    MAT403 Advanced Calculus: 01 M/Th 9:30am-10:50am

    Research Interests Differential geometry and topology; loop spaces, symplectic dynamics, closed geodesics, Hamiltonian systems.

    Teaching Interests Multivariable calculus, differential geometry, complex analysis, differential and algebraic topology.


    Chris Holston Christopher-Holsten

    Visiting Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University
    Office: SCP 212, x-
    Email: holstonc@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT229 Multivariable Calculus: 02 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm, W 4:00pm-4:50pm

    STA115 Statistics: 10 T/F 2:00pm-3:20pm; 11 T/F 3:30pm-4:50pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Holston’s main research interest is in module theory, studying injectivity and projectivity domains. He has contributed to a project studying the concept of poor modules, which are considered opposite to injective and projective modules (focusing on the projective side). He has also worked on classifying a generalization of V-rings obtained by shrinking the injectivity domain of simple modules.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Holston’s most common courses have been in calculus, ranging from first semester to multivariable, including variations tailored for majors in business and biology. Including his experience as a graduate student, he has also taught courses in algebra, precalculus, probability/statistics, linear algebra and game theory. He has served as a substitute for abstract algebra, and supervised for an independent study in real analysis.


    Judit Kardos

    Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri – Kansas City
    Office: SCP 209, x-2241
    Email: kardosj@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT128 Calculus B: 03 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm, W 4:00pm-4:50pm; 04 M/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm, W 5:00pm-5:50pm

    MAT310 Real Analysis: 01 M/Th 11:00am-12:20pm, W 10:00am-10:50am

    Research Interests –  I am interested in problems in Real Analysis that provide insight into the highly unintuitive nature of the actually infinite. I worked on problems related to Cantor-type sets on the real line, finding Hausdorff dimensions and measures of such sets. I am also interested in understanding the changes in the wider historical and philosophical views of the infinite that eventually lead to the legitimization of the use of the actually infinite in mathematics.

    Teaching Interests – I have implemented new technology in our introductory courses in Statistics and Linear Algebra. I was in charge of recreating our course in History of mathematics with a broader philosophical perspective to satisfy the World Views of Knowing Liberal learning requirement. I have guided several capstone projects in the areas of Number theory and Real analysis.  I am teaching all my courses as discovery based, problem solving courses in the Hungarian tradition. Courses offered regularly include Calculus and courses in Real analysis including upper level seminars and Independent Research.


    Cathy S. Liebars

    Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Ph.D., Lehigh University
    Office: SCP 234, x-3043
    Email: liebars@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT380 Methods of Teaching Math: 01 M/Th 3:30pm-5:20pm

    Research Interests – For the last several years, Dr. Liebars has been interested in investigating the impact of sustained professional development on the teaching and learning of K-12 teachers and their students.  She is currently working one-on-one with teachers in a local district using a coaching environment and studying instruments that can be used to evaluate and support the teachers.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Liebars teaches content and methods courses for preservice teachers at all levels K-12.  In particular, she has created and teaches a series of courses for students and teachers who wish to obtain the middle school endorsement in mathematics.  She also supervises student teachers and is the Coordinator of Math Education for the department.


    Steffen Marcus

    Assistant Professor
    Office: SCP 245, x-
    Email: marcuss@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

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    Research Interests – My Research is in moduli theory and algebraic geometry.  I work on questions related to moduli of curves, stable maps, Gromov-Witten theory of varieties and orbifolds, logarithmic geometry, and tropical geometry.

    Teaching Interests – I am currently teaching Proof Writing through Discrete Mathematics (Math 200) and Number Theory (Math 301). Courses I have previously taught include Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Geometry, and various topics courses.


    Sharon NavardIMG_2298(1)

    Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The University of Southwestern Louisiana
    Office: SCP 244, x-3040
    Email: navard@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    STA215 Statistical Inference: 01 M/Th 11:00am-12:20pm, W 10:00am-10:50am; 02 M/Th 12:30pm-1:50pm, W 4:00pm-4:50pm; 03 M/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm, W 5:00pm-5:50pm

    Research Interests – Instrument Calibration, Reliability, Variance Bounds, Quality Control.

    Teaching Interests – Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Quality Control, Operations Research


    Michael OchsMichael Ochs

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., Brandeis University
    Office: SCP 205, x-2189
    Email: ochsm@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    STA305 Regression Analysis: 01 T/F 2:00pm-3:20pm; 02 T/F 3:30pm-4:20pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Ochs focuses on the intersection of statistical learning and biological systems, with a primary interest in inference on molecular activity in cancer. He is presently developing computational statistical methods for refining our understanding of cell signaling. Methodologies rely on outlier statistics computed from nonparametric distributions and Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation with priors developed from known biology.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Ochs teaches introductory and upper level statistics courses. His research and teaching intersect most strongly in STA307 Data Mining and STA370 Bayesian and Computational Statistics (to be introduced in Spring 2015). Dr. Ochs focuses all courses on developing an ability to choose statistical approaches and techniques for real world problems, as computers can now easily handle even the most arduous statistical calculations but cannot decide what analysis fits the data.


    Aigli Papantonopoulou

    Professor,  Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
    Office: SCP 207, x-2704
    Email: aigli@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT229 Multivariable Calculus: 05 M/Th 12:30-1:50pm, W 4:00pm-4:50pm

    MAT320 Complex Analysis: 01 M/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm

    Research Interests Dr. Papantonopoulou has worked on classification problems in Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra, specifically on algebraic curves and surfaces over the complex numbers.

    Teaching InterestsDr. Papantonopoulou has taught a broad range of courses in mathematics, starting with Calculus, Number Theory, Complex variables, and Abstract Algebra. She has taught senior seminars in Group Theory and in Galois Theory. Her textbook Algebra: Pure and Applied has been published by Prentice Hall.


    Dave Reimer

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers University
    Office: SCP 211, x-2382
    Email: dreimer@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT127 Calculus A: 06 T/F 2:00pm-3:20pm, W 4:00am-4:50pm; 07 T/F 3:00pm-4:20pm, W 5:00am-5:50pm

    Research Interests – Combinatorics, Graph Theory.

    Teaching Interests – Combinatorics, Calculus, Math History, and Graph Theory


    Jeremy Russell

    Visiting Professor
    Office: SCP 208, x-3445
    Email: russelj1@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT096 Pre-Calculus A: 01 F 3:30am-4:50am

    MAT127 Calculus A:04 T/F 8:00am-9:20am, W 8:00am-8:50am; 03 T/F 9:30am-10:50am, W 9:00am-9:50am

    MAT326 Differential Equations: 01 T/F 11:00am-12:20pm

    Research Interests

    Teaching Interests


    Rachel SniderSnider

    Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan
    Office: SCP 204, x-
    Email: sniderr@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT105 Math Structures & Algorithms: 03 M/Th 12:30pm-1:50pm; 04 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Snider’s research focuses on mathematics teacher knowledge and teacher education. In particular, she considers the knowledge and reasoning entailed in carrying out particular teaching practices, such as selecting examples and giving explanations. She is also interested in how teachers develop their knowledge and reasoning in mathematics methods and content courses, as well as in professional development.

    Teaching Interests – Drawing on her own experience as a secondary mathematics teacher, Dr. Snider teaches content and methods courses for elementary and secondary pre-service teachers. She also has experience supervising student teachers and teaching in informal settings. In her teaching, she emphasizes knowledge for teaching, the development of teaching practices, and engaging students in disciplinary practices.


    Suriza Van der SandtRosco

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., Potchefstroom University (South Africa)
    Office: SCP 240, x-3061
    Email: vandersa@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT127 Calculus A: 05 M/Th 11:00am-12:20pm, W 10:00-10:50pm

    MAT255 Perspectives on the Development of Math: 01 M/Th 8:00am-9:20am; 02 M/Th 9:30am-10:50am

    Research Interests Dr. Van der Sandt conducts research in the broad area of pre-service mathematics teacher education.  Her research interests include geometry teaching and learning, focusing on spatial orientation and spatial insight. More recently she has also conducted research on factors influencing teaching and learning of pre-service mathematics teachers (e.g. mathematics anxiety) as well as factors affecting observational learning (e.g. self-efficacy and outcome expectations).

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Van der Sandt’s teaching covers both pure mathematics and mathematics education. Pure mathematics courses include Calculus and Applied Liberal Art Mathematics. Mathematics education courses include both content courses and methodology courses specifically designed for education students: e.g. Mathematical Structures and Algorithms for Educators; Perspectives on the Development of Mathematics; Teaching Mathematics in the Early Childhood and the Elementary Classroom; Patterns, Functions, and Algebra for Middle School Teachers and regularly visits schools to observe senior mathematics education majors during their student teaching.


    Chamont WangWang

    Professor, Ph.D., Michigan State University
    Office: SCP 242, x-3041
    Email: wang@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT316 Probability: 01 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm

    STA215 Statistical Inference: 04 M/Th 8:00am-9:20pm; 05 M/Th 9:30am-10:50pm

    Research Interests Data Mining, Predictive Modeling, Detection of Misused Statistics, Dynamic Data Visualization, Chaos and Dynamical Systems

    Teaching Interests – Probability, Statistics, Differential Equations, Chaos, and Data Mining.


    Chung WongChung-Wong

    Visiting Professor, Ph.D., Drexel University
    Office: SCP 108, x-
    Email: wong24@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT127 Calculus A: 01 M/Th 9:30am-10:20am, W 9:00am-9:50am; 02 M/Th 11:00am-12:20am, W 10:00am-10:50am

    STA115 Statistics: 08 M/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm

    Research Interests – Dr. Wong’s field of mathematics is Matrix Analysis. Simply stated, this branch of math is the study of matrices and their algebraic properties. In particular, he is interested in conditions a matrix needs to satisfy in order for the entries of the matrix to be Fourier coefficients of a specific type of functions.

    Teaching Interests – Calculus sequences, especially Calculus B, and Probability.


    Qifu Zheng

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Vermont
    Office: SCP 243, x-2137
    Email: zheng@tcnj.edu

    Instructor Schedule

    MAT128 Calculus B: 01 T/F 8:00am-9:20am, W 8:00am-8:50am; 02 T/F 9:30am-10:50am, W 9:00am-9:50am

    Research Interests – Group Representations, Integral Transformations, Multivariate Statistics.

    Teaching Interests


    Faculty from Other Departments


    James BeyersBeyers

    Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE)
    Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Delaware
    Office: Forcina Hall, x-3422
    Email: beyers@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MTT202 Teaching Math in Early Childhood/Elem: 04 Th 8:00am-10:50am


    Part-Time Faculty


    Mark Angelo

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: angelom@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA115 Statistics: 04 M/W 6:00pm-7:20pm; 09 M/Th 7:30am-8:50pm


    Charlie Ashton

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: ashton@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT102 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: 01 M/Th 12:30pm-1:50pm

    MAT127 Calculus A: 13 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm, W 4:00pm-4:50pm; 08 M/Th 3:30pm-4:50pm, W 5:00pm-5:50pm


    John Beck

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: beckj@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA306 Applied Multivariate Analysis: 01 M/W 6:00pm-7:20pm


    Norman BeilIMG_2293

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: beiln@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT127 Calculus A: 09 M/Th 6:00pm-7:50pm


    Jillian Bershtein

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: baden2@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MTT202 Teaching Math in Early Childhood/Elem: 03 T 8:00am-10:50am


    Monica Biro

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: biro@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT096 Pre Calculus: 03 M/W 6:00pm-7:20pm


    Barbara BravermanBarbara Braverman

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: braverm5@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MTT202 Teaching Math in Early Childhood/Elem: 01 M 8:00am-10:50am


    Anna Brophy

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: brophya@tcnj.edu

    Schedule


    Stacye Chen

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: chens@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA115 Statistics: 06 T/F 9:30am-10:50am; 07 M/Th 11:00am-12:20pm


    Bob Cole

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: coler@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT096 Pre Calculus: 01 M/W 6:00pm-7:20pm; 02 M/W 7:30pm-8:50pm


    Saundra ConteSaundra Conte

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: conte@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MTT202 Teaching Math in Early Childhood/Elem: 02 F 8:00am-10:50am


    Marilyn Fesko

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: fesko@tcnj.edu

    Schedule


    Warner Johnson

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: johnsonw@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT125 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences: 03 M/Th 12:30pm-1:50pm; 04 M/Th 2:00pm-3:20pm


    Stephen Koffler

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: koffler@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA115 Statistics: 01 T/F 2:00pm-3:20pm; 02 T/F 3:30pm-4:50pm


    Paul KuehneKuehne

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: kuehnep@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT096 PreCalculus: 04 T/F 5:30pm-6:50pm; 09 T/TH 7:00pm-8:20pm


    Jeanne Maskell

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: jmaskell@tcnj.edu

    Schedule


    Kellie Mckinney

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: kellie.mckinney@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT101 Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics: 01 T/F 6:00pm-7:20pm; 02 T/TH 7:30pm-8:50pm


    Arun Mukherjee

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: mukherja@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT095 Intermediate Algebra: 01 T/F 9:30am-10:50am, W 11:00am-11:50am; 02 T/F 11:00am-11:20am, W 11:00am-11:50am; 03 T/F 2:00am-3:20am, W 11:00am-11:50am


    Stephanie Niemis

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: allen37@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MATH 596 Concepts and Methods of Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary Grades: T 5:30pm-7:30pm


    Walter Paczkowski

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: paczkoww@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA115 Statistics: 12 T/F 2:00pm-3:20pm


    George Pangalos

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: pangalos@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT 125 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences: 01 M/W 6:00pm-7:20pm; 02 M/W 7:30pm-8:50pm


    Jack Russell

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: russellj@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT 125 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences: 05 M/W 8:00am-9:20am; 06 M/W 9:30am-10:50am


    Harold Schneider

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: schneidh@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA115 Statistics: 03 M/Th 11:00am-12:20am; 05 M/Th 8:30am-9:20am


    Adam ShragerIMG_2286

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: shragera@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    STA216 Statistical Inference and Probability: 01 M/W 6:00pm-7:20pm; 02 M/W 7:30pm-8:50pm


    Daniel TwislerTwisler

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: twisled1@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT096 Pre Calculus: 05 T/Th 5:30pm-6:50pm; 06 T/Th 7:00pm-8:20pm


    Valerie Wallace

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email:

    Schedule

    MAT127 Calculus A: 12 M/Th 7:00pm-8:50pm


    Eric Wassermantcnj

    Office: SCP 109, x-2976
    Email: wasserma@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MAT106 Math Structures & Algorithms: 01 M/W 5:30pm-6:50pm; 02 M/W 7:00pm-8:20pm


    Judith Winogron

    Office: SCP 108/109, x-2976
    Email: winogrj1@tcnj.edu

    Schedule

    MTT202 Teaching Math in Early Childhood/Elem: 05 F 12:30pm-3:20pm


    Staff


    Program Assistant

    Laurie Wanat
    Office: Science Complex P231

    Phone: (609) 771-2269

    Email: wanatl@tcnj.edu

    Secretary

    Regina Littwin
    Office: Science Complex P231

    Phone: (609) 771-2534

    Email: littwin@tcnj.edu

    Retired Secretaries

    Mrs. Dee Moyer

    Email: dmoyer@tcnj.edu

    Jane Levandusky

    Email: levandus@tcnj.edu


    Student Workers


    • Gina Lee Celia
    • Siddhi Desai
    • Rebecca Santorella
    • Emily Thompson

    Emeritus Faculty


    Mike IannoneMike Iannone

    Professor (1968-2012), Ed.D., Rutgers University

    Research Interests – Most recently Dr. I, as he is known to his students, has devoted much of his work toward using technology in the classroom.  A recipient of a Texas Instruments grant, he has worked with many of the top educators in the country on TI’s latest handheld computing device the TI-Nspire.  He has incorporated the use of this technology into many of the classes he teaches here at the college.  Additionally he has shared a number of  the Nspire activities he has developed on TI’s educational website.

    Teaching Interests – In his long tenure here at the college Dr I served as chair of the department for 14 years.  He taught many of the offerings of the department and was the department’s first recipient of the math club’s Teacher of the Year award.  For the past few years though, he has concentrated on teaching mathematics courses for elementary majors and statistics courses in which he utilizes technology as noted above.


    Boo Sang LeeDr. Boo Sang Lee

    Associate Professor (1972-2011), Ph.D. Washington University

    Research Interests –Complex Analysis


    Jack Irwin

    (1964-2009)


    Nicholas Greenbaun

    Professor (1968-2005), Ph.D., Rutgers University


    Siegfried Haenisch

    1962-1999


    Jane Ann McLaughlin

    (1961-1997), Ed.D., Columbia University


    David Boliver

    (1967-1993), Ed.D., Rutgers University


    George Pawlikowski

    1964-1991


    Edythe Woodruff

    Associate Professor (1971-1990), Ph. D. in Mathematics, SUNY/Binghamton, 1971


    Norman Crommack

    Professor (1962-1988), Ed.D., Rutgers University


    Walter Ehrenpreis

    (1958-1987), Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


    Other Former Faculty


    Kris Braaten

    Visiting Assistant Professor (2011-2013), Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park

    Research Interests – Dr. Braaten has fifteen years of experience working as an applied statistician, primarily in survey research for the federal government. Her statistical work on large-scale surveys encompassed sample design research, implementation of selection and weighting/estimation procedures, and technical documentation.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Braaten has over ten years of teaching experience in statistics and mathematics. She has taught statistics and sampling in an international training program, statistics and applied regression at the university level, mathematics in grades 7-12, and, most recently, algebra at the community college level.


    Elizabeth D. Johnson

    Visiting Assistant Professor (2009-2011), Ph.D., University of South Carolina

    Research Interests – Dr. Johnson’s research interests include Statistics Education and Psychometrics. In the field of Statistics Education, her focus has been on teacher training and support and the use of technology in the classroom. In the field of Psychometrics, her focus has been on educational measurement in particular the scoring of performance assessment items.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Johnson has taught numerous Mathematics and Statistics courses at both the high school and college level since 1992. She has been involved in the grading of Advanced Placement Statistics exams since 2003 and has recently been promoted to Table Leader. She was awarded the Adjunct Mathematics Teacher of the Year in 1997 for her work at Midlands Technical College, South Carolina and the “Two Thumbs Up” Award from of University of South Carolina Office of Disability Services in 2009 for making a difference in the education of students with disabilities.


     

    Christina Lee

    Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-2015), Finishing Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

     

     


    Leona A. Harris

    Associate Professor, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    Research Interests – Dr. Harris conducts research in the interdisciplinary field of Mathematical Biology. Her most recent work focuses on Pharmacokinetic Modeling, an area or research that lies at the intersection of Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry. This research involves the development and utilization of mathematical models called physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models that describe the fate of a toxic chemical in the body following external exposure to the chemical (e.g. inhalation, ingestion).

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Harris has taught a wide variety of mathematics courses including Calculus A, Calculus B, Business Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, and Real Analysis. She has also developed a course in Mathematical Biology here at the College that has been offered in 2007 and 2010.


    David I. Holmes

    Professor, Ph.D., King’s College, University of London (UK)

    Research Interests – Dr. Holmes has worked for some thirty years in the field of “stylometry’ – the application of statistical techniques to literary style, in particular authorship attribution. This research, by its very nature, is interdisciplinary and Dr. Holmes has worked with experts from the fields of classics, English literature, speech defects, psychology and military history on a variety of projects all geared to detecting the author of anonymous or suspect manuscripts, letters or books.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Holmes’ teaching spans introductory level statistics through to applied upper-level courses such as Regression Analysis, Applied Multivariate Analysis, Design and Analysis of Experiments and Sampling and Nonparametric Statistics. He has also mentored numerous independent study/research and capstone projects.


    Farshid SafiFarshid Safi Photo

    Associate Professor (2009-2015) Ph.D., University of Central Florida

    Research Interests – Dr. Safi focuses on developing prospective teachers’ conceptual understanding of elementary and secondary mathematics, as well as connecting mathematical topics through the use of technology and dynamic software. He uses an alternate base system to explore whole number concepts and operations with future elementary teachers, and utilizes dynamic technology to explore mathematical misconceptions and develop prospective secondary teachers’ conjecturing and questioning strategies. Furthermore, he is in the process of creating a mathematics education genealogy project documenting the development and evolution of the field of mathematics education and research literature.

    Teaching Interests – Dr. Safi’s teaching primarily covers teaching calculus A and B as well as elementary and secondary mathematics education content and methods courses. He is very interested in creative ways to engage students in classroom discourse and regularly focuses on conceptual understanding of the subject matter. In addition, his pedagogical approaches emphasize multiple representations, use of technology and a problem solving approach from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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