Jul 23, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Lesa L. Beverly, chair
Math Building, Room 302
Phone: (936) 468-3805
Fax: (936) 468-1669
P.O. Box 13040, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Email: math@sfasu.edu
Web: sfasu.edu/math

Faculty

Professors
Jeremy Becnel, Lesa L. Beverly, Kimberly M. Childs, William D. Clark, Roy Joe Harris, Keith E. Hubbard, Gregory K. Miller, Deborah A. Pace, Sarah T. Stovall

Associate Professors
Matthew Beauregard, Brian Beavers, Robert K. Henderson, Thomas W. Judson, Jane H. Long, Nicholas Long, Clint Richardson, Kent Riggs

Assistant Professors
Brittney Falahola, Lynn Greeleaf, Ryan Jensen, Jonathan L. Mitchell, Jacob Turner

Lecturers
Michelle Cook, Lorna W. DeSha, Angela Dixon, Hilary P. Dosser, Danielle Johnson, Julie L. Lewis, Robert Payne, Stacia Prince, John R. Sullivan, Robin Sullivan

Objectives

Specific roles of the department are to provide an engaging and relevant curriculum that prepares students who are:

  • planning a career in business and industry that requires a strong foundation in mathematics or statistics
  • pursuing a major in a partner discipline, but who need mathematics or statistics as a tool or to satisfy general degree requirements
  • planning to pursue a graduate degree in mathematical sciences
  • or planning to teach in colleges, universities, and public or private schools.

Student Organizations

A student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Membership is open to any student interested in the mathematical sciences. Benefits include reduced membership fees for the MAA and informative meetings about topics in mathematical sciences and career opportunities in mathematical sciences. Interested students should consult the MAA student chapter sponsor.

Pi Mu Epsilon is a mathematical honor society whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions and among staffs of qualified non-academic institutions. A chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon may be chartered only in an academic institution whose standards are excellent in all liberal arts departments and particularly in mathematics. The Texas Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon is located at SFA. Interested students should consult the faculty sponsor about membership requirements and nomination for membership.

Student Scholarships and Financial Aid

Several undergraduate scholarships are available to promising mathematics students in memory of Dr. C.E. Ferguson and Jasper E. Adams, both former chairs, and Jason Balusek, former graduate student of the Department of Mathematics at SFA. An additional award is available in honor of Joseph G. McWilliams, a former professor in the department. The Alexander, Clark, Hurd, Neel, Pruitt, and Pinson scholarships also are available to qualified students. Applications are available through the SFA Alumni Association.

The department offers additional scholarships based entirely on academic excellence. Eligible students are those with a major or minor in mathematics or statistics and those seeking teacher certification with a specialization in mathematics. Information on applying is available online.

Part-time employment is available for mathematics majors and minors who have completed designated courses with good academic records.

Programs

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