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







FullTime Faculty
Nicholas Battista
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: SCP 209, x2445
Email: battistn
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 330 Mathematical Biology
 01 – TF 1:00am12:20pm; W 1010:50am
 02 – TF 8:009:20am; W 8:008:50am
MAT 393 Independent Research – TBA
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Dr. Battista’s research lies at the intersection of mathematical modeling and scientific computing, where he specializes in the realm of biological fluid dynamics. He creates fluidstructure interaction models to better understand the role of blood flow in various stages of heart development, investigating the force distribution and morphogen gradients exerted by the blood flow, as well as, in turn, the effects of the heart’s complex morphologies on the flow profiles themselves. He also works on numerous other projects, such as aquatic locomotion and maneuverability, group behavior, and comparative biomechanics.
Teaching Interests – Dr. Battista has taught many introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, ranging from precalculus and calculus to numerical analysis, methods of applied math, and mathematical modeling. He has also mentored students from various scientific and engineering fields, such as math, biology, physics and mechanical engineering, on a variety of research projects.
Website: https://nickabattista.wixsite.com/home
Karen Clark
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Courant Institute, New York University
Office: SCP 210, x2019
Email: kclark
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 128 Calculus B
 01 – TF 9:3010:50am; W9:009:50am
MTT 30001 – Learning Assistant in Math Education – TBA
Office Hours:
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 242, x3060
Email: cliffan
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 229 Multivariable Calculus
 02 – TF 2:003:20pm; W4:004:50pm
 03 – 9:3010:50am; W 9:009:50am
 04 – 11:00am12:20pm; W 10:0010:50am
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Dr. Clifford’s field of mathematics is Combinatorial Group Theory. This branch of math is at the intersection of algebra and lowdimensional 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
Robert Cunningham
Professor, Ed.D., Temple University
Office: SCP 239, x2127
Email: bobc
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 105 Math Structures & Algorithms
 01 – TF 8:009:20am
 02 – 9:3010:50am
MAT 205 Linear Algebra
 01 – TF 2:003:20pm
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Dr. Cunningham’s research focuses on both preservice and inservice 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
Chair and Professor, Ph.D., Yale University
Office: SCP 247, x2026
Email: ccurtis
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 99 Orientation to Mathematics & Statistics
 01 – M 2:003:20pm
 02 – Th 2:003:20pm
 03 – M 3:304:50pm
 04 – Th 3:304:50pm
MAT 392 Guided Studies in Mathematics – TBA
MAT 493 Independent Research in Mathematics – TBA
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Professor Curtis studies threedimensional spaces (such as our universe) and knots. Interestingly, all threedimensional spaces can be built from knots, so understanding knots and understanding 3dimensional 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
William Franczak
Visiting Professor, Ph.D., Lehigh University
Office: SCP 240, x
Email: francza3
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 205 Linear Algebra
 02 – M/Th 9:3010:50am; W 9:009:50am
 03 – M/Th 11:00am12:20pm; W 10:0010:50am
Office Hours:
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Jana Gevertz
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Princeton University
Office: SCP 246, x3314
Email: gevertz
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 326 Differential Equations
 M/Th 3:304:50pm
MTT 30003 – Learning Assistant in Math Education – TBA
MAT 393 Independent Research in Mathematics – TBA
MAT 493 Independent Research in Mathematics – TBA
Office Hours:
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 multiscale 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 upperlevel 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
Professor, Ph.D. Harvard University
Office: SCP 233/SCP 240, x3053
Email: hagedorn
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 128 Calculus B
 03 – M/Th 9:3010:50am; W 9:009:50am
 04 – 11:00am12:20pm; W 10:0010:50am
MAT 301 Number Theory
 01 – M/Th 2:003:20pm
Office Hours:
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 Hingston
Professor, Ph.D., Harvard University
Office: SCP 241, x2259
Email: hingston
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 351 Geometry
 01 – M/Th 12:301:50pm; W 4:004:50pm
MAT 403 Advanced Calculus with Topology
 01 – M/Th 9:3010:50am; W9:009:50am
Office Hours:
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.
Judit Kardos
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Office: SCP 213, x2241
Email: kardosj
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 310 Real Analysis
 01 – T/F 3:304:50pm; W 5:005:50pm
STA 215 Statistical Inference
 01 – T/F 9:3010:50am
 02 – T/F 11:00am12:20pm
Office Hours:
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 Cantortype 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 discoverybased, problemsolving courses in the Hungarian tradition. Courses offered regularly include Calculus and courses in Real analysis including upperlevel seminars and Independent Research.
Cathy S. Liebars
Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Ph.D., Lehigh University
Office: SCP 234/SCP 212, x3043
Email: liebars
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 497 Topics in Secondary Mathematics
 01 – M/Th 2:003:20pm
MTT 380 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
 01 – M/Th 3:304:50pm
MTT 391Independent Study in Math Ed – TBA
Office Hours:
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 K12 teachers and their students. She is currently working oneonone 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 K12. 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 208, x2605
Email: marcuss
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 200 – Proof Writing Through Discrete Mathematics
 01 – T/F 2:003:20pm; W 4:004:50pm
 02 – T/F 3:304:50pm; W 5:005:50pm
Office Hours:
Research Interests – My Research is in moduli theory and algebraic geometry. I work on questions related to moduli of curves, stable maps, GromovWitten 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.
Matthew Mizuhara
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Office: SCP 211, x3057
Email: mizuharm
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 127 Calculus A
 M/Th w:003:20pm; W 4:004:50pm
MAT 393 Independent Research in Mathematics – TBA
MAT 426 Partial Differential Equations
 01 – M/Th 11:00am12:20pm
MAT 493 Independent Research in Mathematics – TBA
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Matthew Mizuhara works in applied mathematics and mathematical biology. His research combines modeling, analysis, and numerical simulation techniques to answer questions about biological and physical systems. His current work uses partial differential equation models to study the role various proteins, such as actin and myosin, have on the motility of eukaryotic cells.
Teaching Interests – Matthew Mizuhara enjoys teaching a wide variety of courses ranging from calculus to upperdivision courses in applied mathematics, including linear algebra, real analysis, differential equations, and mathematical biology.
Sharon Navard
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The University of Southwestern Louisiana
Office: SCP 244, x3040
Email: navard
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 316 Probability
 01 – M/Th 9:3010:50am; W 9:009:50am
STA 314 Statistical Quality Control
 01 – M/Th 2:003:20pm; W 4:004:50pm
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Instrument Calibration, Reliability, Variance Bounds, Quality Control.
Teaching Interests – Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Quality Control, Operations Research
Michael Ochs
Professor, Ph.D., Brandeis University
Office: SCP 245, x2189
Email: ochsm
Instructor Schedule
On Sabbatical.
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 STA404 Computational and Bayesian Statistics. 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, x2704
Email: aigli
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 127 Calculus A
 09 – M/Th 3:304:50pm; W 5:005:50pm
MAT 305 Abstract Algebra
 01 – M/Th 2:003:20pm
Office Hours:
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 Interests – Dr. 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 214, x2382
Email: dreimer
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 127 Calculus A
 05 – M/Th 11:00am12:20pm; W 10:0010:50am
 06 – M/Th 12:301:50pm; W 4:004:50pm
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Combinatorics, Graph Theory.
Teaching Interests – Combinatorics, Calculus, Math History, and Graph Theor
Susan Schmoyer
Lecturer
Office: SCP 202B x3042
Email: schmoyes
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 127 Calculus A
 03 – TF 9:3010:50am W 9:009:50am
 04 – TF 11:00am12:20pm; W 10:0010:50am
 10 – TF 2:003:20pm; W 4:004:50pm
Office Hours:
Rachel Snider
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Office: SCP 204, x2099
Email: sniderr
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 120 Precalculus
 01 – T/F 2:003:20pm
MTT 30002 – Learning Assistant in Math Education – TBA
MTT 390 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
 01 – T/F 3:304:50pm
Office Hours:
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 preservice 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.
Gregory Stock
Visiting Professor, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Office: SCP 205, x3445
Email: stockg
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
STA 215 Statistical Inference
 03 – T/F 3:304:50pm
STA 299 Internship I in Statistics – TBA
STA 305 Regression Analysis
 01 – T/F 9:3010:50am
 02 – T/F 11:00am12:20pm
STA 399 Internship II in Statistics – TBA
Office Hours:
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Suriza Van der Sandt
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Potchefstroom University (South Africa)
Office: SCP 202A, x3061
Email: vandersa
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 127 Calculus A
 01 – M/Th 8:009:20am; W 8:008:50am
 02 – M/Th 9:3010:50am; W 9:009:50am
MTT 30005 Learning Assistant in Math Education – TBA
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Dr. Van der Sandt conducts research in the broad area of preservice 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 preservice mathematics teachers (e.g. mathematics anxiety) as well as factors affecting observational learning (e.g. selfefficacy 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.
Edward Voskanian
Visiting Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Office: SCP 216, x3118
Email: voskanie
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 127 Calculus A
 07 – T/F 2:003:20pm; W 4:004:50pm
 08 – T/F 3:304:50pm; W 5:005:50pm
MAT 128 Calculus B
 02 – T/F 8:009:20am; W 8:008:50am
MAT 492 Guided Study in Mathematics – TBA
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Dr. Voskanian’s research focuses on the connections between the theory of mathematical quasicrystals and complex dimensions. He also studies the use of a popular tool in lattice basis reduction known as the LLL algorithm.
Teaching Interests – Dr. Voskanian has experience teaching both introductory and advanced undergraduate mathematics courses, ranging from precalculus and calculus to more advanced courses such as proof writing, real analysis, and linear algebra. He likes experimenting with active learning techniques, and he makes a conscious effort to foster a supportive classroom environment where students can thrive. Dr. Voskanian has acquired a significant amount of experience mentoring students, and he is committed to maintaining an inclusive studentcentered research program.
Qifu Zheng
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Vermont
Office: SCP 206, x2137
Email: zheng
Instructor Schedule
Courses:
MAT 125 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
 05 – M/Th 8:009:20am
 06 – 9:3010:50am
STA 115 Statistics
 13 – 12:301:50pm
Office Hours:
Research Interests – Group Representations, Integral Transformations, Multivariate Statistics.
Teaching Interests –
Faculty from Other Departments
James Beyers
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE)
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Delaware
Office: EDU 300, x3422
Email: beyers
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 105 Math Structures & Algorithms
 04 – T/Th 5:306:50pm
 05 – T/Th 7:008:20pm
Office Hours:
PartTime Faculty
Mark Angelo
Office: SCP 203, x2976
Email: angelom
Schedule
Courses:
STA 115 Statistics
 03 – T/Th 5:306:50pm
 04 – T/Th 7:008:20pm
Office Hours:
Charlie Ashton
Office: SCP 217, x2976
Email: ashton
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 120 Precalculus
 04 – M/Th 8:009:20am
 05 – M/Th 11:00am12:20pm
Office Hours:
Jillian Bershtein
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: baden2
Schedule
Courses:
MTT 202 Teaching Math in EC/ELEM/MED Schools
 01 – M 8:0010:50 pm; Th 8:00am12:20pm
Office Hours:
Barbara Braverman
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: braverm5
Schedule
Courses:
MTT 202 Teaching Math in EC/ELEM/MED Schools
 02 – M 8:00am12:20pm; Th 8:0010:50am
Office Hours:
Stacye Chen
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: chens
Schedule
Courses:
STA 115 Statistics
 09 – T/F 9:3010:50am
 10 – 11:00am12:20pm
Office Hours:
Polly Dell’Omo
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: dellomop
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 120 Precalculus
 02 – T/F 11:00am12:20pm
 03 – 9:3010:50am
Office Hours:
Laura Holloway
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: hollowal
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 95 Intermediate Algebra
 03 – T/F 3:304:50pm
MAT 102 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
 01 – T/F 2:003:20pm
Office Hours:
Chris Holston
Office: SCP 217, x2976
Email: holstonc
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 125 Calculus for Business and Social Science
 03 – T/Th 5:306:50pm
 04 – T/Th 7:008:20pm
Office Hours:
Paul Kuehne
Courses:
MAT 119 Introduction to Functions
 03 – T/Th 5:306:50 pm
 04 – T/Th 7:008:50pm
Office Hours:
Toni Margaretta
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: margara1
Schedule
Courses:
MTT 202 Teaching Math in EC/ELEM/MED Schools
 04 – T 12:303:20pm; F 12:303:50pm
Office Hours:
Kellie Mckinney
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: kellie.mckinney
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 101 Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics
 01 – T/Th 6:007:20pm
MAT 120 Precalculus
 07 – T/Th 7:308:50pm
Office Hours:
Arun Mukherjee
Office: SCP 203, x2976
Email: mukherja
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 95 Intermediate Algebra
 01 – 2:003:20pm
 02 – 11:00am12:20pm
Office Hours:
Amanda Nicol
Office: SCP 203, x2976
Email: nicola1
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 119 Introduction to Functions
 01 – 6:007:20pm
 02 – 7:308:50pm
Office Hours:
Larry Ottman
Office: SCP 203, x2976
Email: ottmanl
Schedule
Courses:
STA 115 Statistics
 05 – M/W 5:306:50pm
 06 – M/W 7:008:20 pm
Office Hours:
George Pangalos
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: pangalos
Schedule
Courses:
STA 115 Statistics
 01 – M/W 6:007:20pm
 02 – M/W 7:308:50pm
Office Hours:
Deoki Sharma
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: sharmad1
Schedule
Courses:
STA 115 Statistics
 07 – M/Th 9:3010:50am
Office Hours:
Adam Shrager
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: shragera
Schedule
Courses:
STA 216 Statistical Inference and Probability
 01 – M/W 6:007:20pm
 02 – M/W 7:308:50pm
Office Hours:
Daniel Twisler
Office: SCP 217, x2976
Email: twisled1
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 125 Calculus for Business & Social Science
 01 – M/W 6:007:20pm
 02 – M/W 7:3–8:50pm
Office Hours:
Eric Wasserman
Office: SCP 217, x2976
Email: wasserma
Schedule
Courses:
MAT 106 Math Structures & Algorithms for Education II
 01 – M/W 6:007:20pm
 02 – M/W 7:308:50pm
Office Hours:
Judith Winogron
Office: SCP 203 or 217, x2976
Email: winogrj1
Schedule
Courses:
MTT 202 Teaching Math in EC/ELEM/MED Schools
 03 T 12:303:50pm; F 12:303:20pm
Office Hours:
Staff
Program Assistant
Laurie Wanat
Office: Science Complex P231
Phone: (609) 7712269
Email: wanatl
Secretary
Regina Littwin
Office: Science Complex P231
Phone: (609) 7712534
Email: littwin
Retired Secretaries
Mrs. Dee Moyer
Email: dmoyer@tcnj.edu
Jane Levandusky
Email: levandus@tcnj.edu
Student Workers
 Connie Reznik (Office Assistant)
 Kelly Boccippio (Tutor)
 Chris Jakuback (Tutor)
 Tierney Baldwin (Tutor)
Emeritus Faculty
Carlos Alves
Associate Professor (19892017), Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests – Logic, Set Theory.
Ed Conjura
Professor (19682018), Ph.D., Rutgers University
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.
David I. Holmes
Professor (19972016), 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 upperlevel 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.
Mike Iannone
Professor (19682012), 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 TINspire. 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 Lee
Associate Professor (19722011), Ph.D. Washington University
Research Interests –Complex Analysis
Jack Irwin
(19641994)
Siegfried Haenisch
(19621999)
Jane Ann McLaughlin
(19611997), Ed.D., Columbia University
David Boliver
(19671993), Ed.D., Rutgers University
George Pawlikowski
(19641991)
Edythe Woodruff
Associate Professor (19711990), Ph. D. in Mathematics, SUNY/Binghamton, 1971
Walter Ehrenpreis
(19581987), Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Former Faculty
Timur Akhunov
Visiting Professor (20182019), Ph.D., University of Chicago
Kris Braaten
Visiting Assistant Professor (20112013), 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 largescale 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 712, and, most recently, algebra at the community college level.
Leona A. Harris
Associate Professor (2006 2016), 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 physiologicallybased 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.
Elizabeth D. Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor (20092011), 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 (20122015), Finishing Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Tamika RoyalThomas
Assistant Professor (20172019), Ph.D., Florida State University
Research Interests – Dr. RoyalThomas works in the field of biostatistics, specifically looking at longitudinal data analysis which involves looking at data over time and how the trend in these data predict health outcomes with the aid of creating novel and better methodology for these data. Her research examines early life predictors of cardiovascular disease and takes into consideration other factors over time that predicts this disease. Her research interests also include factor analysis, principal component analysis, survival analysis, and metaanalysis.
Teaching Interests – Dr. RoyalThomas teaches introductory statistics courses and upperlevel statistics courses, including Multivariate Statistics, Regression Analyses, and Mathematical Statistics. She has also mentored students in independent study and research experiences. Dr. RoyalThomas encourages students to enjoy statistics and its applications at all levels.
Associate Professor (20092015) 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.