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## Meet our schoolâ€™s distinguished faculty

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is backed by internationally recognized faculty who are committed to ensuring the school meets and exceeds Arizona State Universityâ€™s standards of excellence in higher education and impactful research. Our community of intellectuals are passionate about learning and solving some of the most intriguing theoretical and applied mathematical problems of today and the future.Â

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School Director & Professor

Boggessâ€™ research is in the areas of analytic functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis.

480-965-5892

President's Professor

Kawski develops, and employs, tools from differential geometry and algebraic combinatorics to study nonlinear control systems.

480-965-3376

President's Professor

Kostelich is interested in nonlinear dynamics, uncertainty quantification, and mathematical biology.

480-965-5006

Associate Director for Graduate Programs & Professor

Armbruster is interested in mathematical modeling: Collective behavior of swarms, disaster recovery, production flow in semiconductor factories, signal pathways, and analysis of the evolution of ant colonies.

480-965-5441

Professor

Bremner's research is in the area of Diophantine analysis, which occurs in many areas of pure mathematics and in the last couple of decades has seen applications in cryptography and cybersecurity.

Professor

Carlson is currently researching the teaching and learning of precalculus level mathematics.

480-965-2891

Professor

Crook uses computational approaches to study the dynamics of neurons and networks of neurons. She also contributes to an international collaboration for describing, exchanging, and validating complex models.

480-965-0403

Professor

Gardner's research focuses on computational and theoretical fluid dynamics and the numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations.

480-965-0226

Professor

Gumel uses mathematical and statistical approaches to study the transmission dynamics and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases.

480-727-2690

Professor

Jackiewicz is the author of many papers on numerical analysis and scientific computing and the research monograph on general linear method for ordinary differential equations.

480-965-0082

Professor

Jones is an algebraic number theorist interested in number fields, local fields, and Artin representations.

480-965-3725

Professor

Kaliszewski has spent the better part of his career working to build and understand the theory of operator algebras, and in particular crossed-product C*-algebras.

480-965-4084

Professor

Kierstead's research is in the area of graph theory, especially graph coloring.

480-965-6485

Professor

Kuang is the author or co-author of more than 150 refereed publications. He has done extensive work in applying delay differential equation to models of biology and medicine.

480-965-6915

Professor

Lopez conducts research in two broad areas: Rotation and buoyancy dominated flows and Interfacial hydrodynamics.

480-965-8843

Dean's Distinguished Professor

Mahalov explores next generation multi-scale earth system models with applications to food-energy-water systems and space physics.

480-965-0408

Professor

Much of McCulloch's recent research is on Bayesian approaches for tree-based ensemble models.

Director of Mathematics for STEM Education & Professor

Milner studies structured population models, including demography, epidemics, ecology, and tumor growth.

480-965-5877

Professor

Mittelmannâ€™s research addresses optimization problems in a computational way.

480-965-6595

Professor

Quiggâ€™s research is in the area of C*-algebras.The area of C*-algebras has has been applied to such diverse areas as dynamical systems, quantum field theory, wavelets, and number theory.

Professor

Renautâ€™s recent research is focused on the design and analysis of computational algorithms for solving problems arising mainly in medical and geophysical applications.

480-965-3795

Professor

Ringhofer works on models to design and optimize ensembles, using methods of statistical physics.

480-965-3741

Professor

Smith's research focuses on differential equations, dynamical systems, and their applications to the biological sciences.

480-965-3743

Charles Wexler Professor in Statistics

Stufkenâ€™s primary research area is in statistical design and analysis of experiments.

Professor

Suslov studies the mathematical foundations that underlie much of theoretical physics including relativity, quantum mechanics, wave phenomenon, and optics.

480-965-8987

Research Professor

Swanson is an internationally recognized mathematical neuro oncologist with a wealth of expertise in clinical trial design and mathematical modeling to optimize the treatment of patients with brain cancer.

480-301-3742

Professor

Thieme works in the fields of differential, difference and integral equations and of dynamical systems.

480-965-4772

Professor

Thompson researches teaching and learning mathematics.

480-965-2891

Associate Professor

Baer works in the area of mathematical and computational neuroscience.

480-965-1057

Associate Professor

Childress works in algebraic number theory and p-adic analysis.

480-965-6504

Associate Professor

Czygrinow works in the area of extremal graph theory.

480-965-2352

Associate Professor

Fishel studies the combinatorics of Catalan objects, a topic with many wonderful and surprising connections to other areas of math.

480-965-3750

Associate Professor

Fricks' research covers a broad range of both biological systems and mathematical tools with which to study those systems.

Associate Professor

Hahn develops novel statistical methods for analyzing data arising from the social sciences: psychology, economics, education, and business.

Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor

Jones studies partial differential equations (PDEs) associated with geophysical fluids. That is, equations resulting from the modeling of the atmosphere, ocean, and interiors of planets.

480-965-0083

Associate Professor

Kaoâ€™s research focuses on the development of high-quality designs for functional neuroimaging experiments where pioneering brain mapping technologies are used to improve knowledge about the brain's inner workings.

480-965-3466

Associate Professor

Kotschwar's research is in the area of geometric analysis, at the intersection of the fields of differential geometry and partial differential equations.

480-965-0405

Associate Professor

The aim of Lanchier's research is to understand the role of space in biological and social communities through the mathematical analysis of a class of stochastic processes known as interacting particle systems.

Associate Professor

Moustaouiâ€™s research focuses on physical processes that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and developing accurate and fast numerical methods, and scalable algorithms for atmospheric, climate and urban applications.

480-965-6311

Associate Professor

Nikitinâ€™s research is focused on optimization, control, automation and related computational methods.

480-965-0466

Associate Professor

Paupert's research is in geometry and topology; more precisely he studies tessellations and their symmetry groups in hyperbolic geometry.

Associate Professor

Platteâ€™s primary research interests are in computational mathematics, numerical analysis, and approximation theory.

480-727-8545

Associate Professor

Reiser conducts research in the area of goodness-of-fit tests for models estimated on observed counts that follow a multinomial distribution.

480-965-5486

Associate Professor

Rohâ€™s primary research interest is in undergraduate studentsâ€™ cognitive development in advanced mathematics with particular attention to mathematical logic and argumentation.

480-965-3792

Associate Professor

Spielberg works in the area of operator algebras, which combines fundamental aspects of algebra and functional analysis.

480-965-3286

Associate Professor

Tangâ€™s research concerns the nonlinear dynamics of fluids that are relevant in environmental sciences and geophysics.

480-965-1476

Associate Professor

Taylor studies the discrete geometry of network embeddings.

480-965-3778

Associate Professor

Taylor is a theoretical population geneticist who uses mathematical models to explore evolutionary processes. He is especially interested in the biology of soil mites in the Madrean sky islands of Arizona and Sonora.

480-727-1736

Associate Professor

van de Sande is interested in student engagement and the resources studentsâ€™ use as they learn mathematics in both face-to-face and online environments.

Associate Professor

Welfert's research focuses on stability issues in numerical models arising in various engineering problems.

480-965-9379

Assistant Professor

Dan Cheng studies statistical inference of random fields and dependent data, image analysis, signal detection, Gaussian random fields, extreme value theory and random matrices.

Asst Professor

Jevtic develops and uses tools from Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance to effectively assess and manage risks in insurance and finance.

Assistant Professor

Motsch' research interests focus in the mathematical modeling of biological systems and especially those which exhibit self-organization such as bacterial colonies or flock of birds.

480-965-2230

Assistant Professor

Sprung likes to explore mysterious relationships between algebra and analysis, such as Iwasawa theory.

Assistant Professor

Zazkisâ€™ primary research interest is the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.

480-965-2846

Assistant Professor

Zheng is particularly specialized in computerized adaptive testing (CAT), which is a cutting-edge technology where computer algorithms are created to tailor a test in real time to each individual test-taker.

Professor of Practice

Milovanovic is the coordinator of the actuarial science program, and faculty advisor for the actuarial science student club where she advises, mentors, and supports club members in their quests to become actuaries.

480-965-0064

Professor of Practice, MY

Zicarelli is a professor of practice in actuarial science. He was an actuary for over 30 years, and served as vice president of strategy and risk management of Scottsdale Insurance Company.

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Principal Lecturer, MY

Abramson enjoys teaching pre-calculus, calculus for engineering, mathematics/science and business majors and has been active.

480-965-0442

Principal Lecturer, MY

Ashbrook has taught a wide array of undergraduate math courses including Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II & III, Differential Equations, and Statistics.

480-965-8369

Principal Lecturer MY

Jonesâ€™ teaching focus has been in First Year Mathematics courses with an emphasis on College Mathematics. She is also recipient of the Schoolâ€™s Award for Outstanding Instruction and Service.

480-965-4240

Principal Lecturer MY

Kim has taught nearly all mathematics courses of freshman and sophomore level at ASU.

480-965-1419

Principal Lecturer, MY

Kolossa has taught a wide range of courses. Her main teaching interest is in Calculus for Engineers, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Writing in Mathematics and Mathematical Structures.

480-965-6437

Principal Lecturer, MY

Lowe has been teaching at ASU since 2000, with main teaching interest in discrete mathematics and math for business analysis. She currently teaches online courses, including the brief calculus sequence for business.

480-965-0347

Principal Lecturer, MY

Millerâ€™s teaching focus has been in mathematics courses for students who will continue in mathematics (particularly math majors).

480-965-5446

Principal Lecturer, MY

Odish has taught at ASU since 1992. He has been an instructor for TA training, and has pioneered integrating technology into teaching math courses. He is the recipient of the schoolâ€™s Wexler Award for Outstanding Teaching.

480-965-0307

Principal Lecturer, MY

Rody is currently teaching the two semester business calculus sequence, consisting of single variable calculus (first semester) and multivariable calculus, finite mathematics, and probability and statistics (second semester)

480-965-6440

Principal Lecturer

Ruedemann has been teaching at ASU since 1993. He has taught almost all first and second-year math classes, especially the Calculus and Engineering Calculus sequences.

480-965-8288

Coordinator for Freshman Mathematics & Principal Lecturer, MY

Surgent has been the coordinator of First Year Mathematics since 2011, helping manage all first and second-year courses, and, since 2012, oversees the online mathematics program.

480-965-8288

Principal Lecturer, MY

Tracogna's main teaching interest is in Engineering Mathematics: Calculus for Engineers, Differential Equations and Applied Linear Algebra.

480-965-9892

Principal Lecturer, MY

Vaz has taught a wide range of courses from College Algebra to Applied Linear Algebra and Mathematical Structures. He plays an integral part in the development and teaching of online courses.

480-965-2254

Principal Lecturer, MY

Ward has been teaching at ASU since 1993 and has taught most first and second-year mathematics courses. He often teaches adaptive learning courses, Precalculus, and the business calculus sequence.

480-965-0307

Principal Lecturer, MY

Williams serves as the Adaptive Learning Coordinator for all the Enhanced Freshmen Mathematics (MAT 110), College Algebra (MAT 117) and College Mathematics (MAT 142) courses on all ASU campuses.

480-965-7561

Lecturer Senior, MY

Boerner has mostly been teaching the Calculus sequences, Discrete Math and Applied Linear Algebra.

480-965-7407

Lecturer Senior, MY

Firozzaman's research interests include number systems and teaching methods for mid to high school students.

480-965-7375

Lecturer Senior, MY

Fulman's research interests lie in the field of operator algebras - von Neumann Algebras and C*-Algebras.

480-965-9668

Lecturer Senior, MY

Richardson is currently teaching statistics courses as well as lower level math courses.

480-965-4240

Lecturer Senior, MY

Schlenker has been active with local school districts providing training to teachers on teaching their mathematics curriculum through various grants. She also creates curriculum for mathematics education (MTE) courses.

480-727-8547

Principal Lecturer, MY

Zhu has coordinated all calculus courses and has been supervising more than 80 honor students.

480-965-9668

Lecturer

Al-Suleiman has taught different classes at ASU, including: Calculus 1 and 2, Brief Calculus, College Algebra, and Math for Business Analysis.

Lecturer

Frank Arthur joined the mathematics faculty at ASU in 2016. He has taught a wide range of mathematics courses.

Lecturer

Banerjee has been teaching at ASU since 2012, including both in-person and online classes over a wide variety of courses, such as Enhanced Freshman Math, College Algebra, Brief Calculus and Math for Business Application.

Lecturer

Boney joined ASU in 2007. She has been involved in multiple projects regarding improvement of student mathematical understanding, Prior to ASU, Boney taught math in Michigan and Arizona at the high school level.

Lecturer Sr

Brewer 's main interest is in engineering mathematics: Calculus for Engineers, Differential Equations and Applied Linear Algebra.

480-965-7407

Instructor

England is in the applied mathematics doctoral program at ASU. He teaches full time and is the online coordinator for the MAT 242 Linear Algebra course.

480-727-8060

Lecturer, MY

Fishman's passion is teaching. He rejoined ASU as a lecturer in 2015.

480-241-8062

Lecturer Sr, MY

Heckman has been teaching at ASU since 2000, with classes ranging from College Algebra through Differential Equations.

480-965-0121

Lecturer

Inozemtseva earned her third master's in math from the University of Utah. She has taught and observed teaching in three countries: Ukraine, Hungary and the U.S. Her primary research is in mathematical biology.

480-965-6647

Lecturer, MY

Ionascu joined ASU in 2015. She has taught mathematics classes for business, computer science, engineering and mathematics majors, and supervised students in conducting work to obtain honors credit.

Lecturer

Jones does interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mathematical modeling, numerical analysis and high performance computing. He mainly studies numerical methods for solving systems of partial differential equations.

Instructor

Karim's research interest is working on developmental mathematics with diversified population.

480-965-7637

Lecturer

Knutson has been a lecturer at ASU since 2014. He is currently working on a doctorate in applied mathematics at ASU.

Lecturer

Lhou joined ASU in 2016, and teaches courses ranging from first year mathematics to Calculus for Engineers. His research interests are representation theory, category theory and homological algebra.

Lecturer

Michael Little Crow is an Indigenous Math Educator from the Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe-Cree people. With his co-founder Uraiwan Pinthong, OPEN Global Village, Original Peoples Education Network was created to support two ed

Lecturer, MY

Loy has been teaching at ASU since 1997, with courses ranging from first year mathematics to Calculus for Engineers.

480-965-0347

Lecturer, MY

Reynolds has taught a wide range of classes with his main teaching interests being Differential Equations and the Calculus for Engineers sequence.

480-965-7561

Lecturer, MY

Samara is a lecturer, and has taught a wide range of courses, including graduate courses in probability theory, statistics, and programming courses in R and SAS, as well as various undergraduate courses in calculus.

Lecturer

Sharma is interested in implementing innovative techniques to present concepts geometrically, and in simplified form, that would help her students to understand the material, and build analytical thinking.

Lecturer

Zhang joined ASU as a lecturer in 2016. She has taught a broad range of mathematics courses at the undergraduate level, and is currently teaching online courses of Calculus.

Professor of Practice

Milovanovic is the coordinator of the actuarial science program, and faculty advisor for the actuarial science student club where she advises, mentors, and supports club members in their quests to become actuaries.

480-965-0064

Professor of Practice, MY

Zicarelli is a professor of practice in actuarial science. He was an actuary for over 30 years, and served as vice president of strategy and risk management of Scottsdale Insurance Company.

Instructor

Brownstein's teaching interests include Brief Calculus and Precalculus. He is also the course coordinator for the innovative Pathways precalculus course at ASU, and directs the Pathways precalculus tutoring lab.

480-965-7195

Instructor

Hollingsworth joined ASU as a lecturer in 2017. He previously taught a wide variety of undergraduate classes at Middle Georgia State University and Indiana University.

Faculty Associate

Hassett's current special interests are derivative securities and actuarial analysis of senior communities.

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Associate Director for Graduate Programs & Professor

480-965-5441

Associate Professor

480-965-1057

School Director & Professor

480-965-5892

Professor

480-965-0403

Associate Professor

480-965-2352

Associate Professor

480-965-3750

Professor

480-965-0226

Professor

480-727-2690

Associate Professor

Lecturer

480-965-6647

Professor

480-965-0082

Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor

480-965-0083

President's Professor

480-965-3376

Professor

480-965-6485

President's Professor

480-965-5006

Associate Professor

480-965-0405

Lecturer

Professor

480-965-8843

Dean's Distinguished Professor

480-965-0408

Professor

Director of Mathematics for STEM Education & Professor

480-965-5877

Professor

480-965-6595

Assistant Professor

480-965-2230

Associate Professor

480-965-6311

Associate Professor

480-965-0466

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

480-727-8545

Professor

480-965-3795

Professor

480-965-3741

Professor

480-965-3743

Associate Professor

480-965-3286

Charles Wexler Professor in Statistics

Coordinator for Freshman Mathematics & Principal Lecturer, MY

480-965-8288

Professor

480-965-8987

Associate Professor

480-965-1476

Associate Professor

480-727-1736

Associate Professor

480-965-3778

Professor

480-965-4772

Associate Professor

480-965-9379

Assistant Professor