With twenty-four faculty members and more than fifty graduate students, the Department of Mathematical Sciences maintains a vigorous research life, with current interests in complex analysis, low-dimensional topology, Clifford analysis, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, several complex variables, discrete geometry, algebra, PDE’s, statistics, and mathematics education. Currently research seminars are in analysis, topology and geometry; colloquia by guest speakers and ad hoc seminars run frequently.
Our faculty's research has achieved national and international recognition, with several faculty members supported by the national Science Foundation and other funding agencies.
The Spring Lecture Series, a three-day conference running each April since 1977, features each year an internationally-renown mathematician who delivers a five-lectures mini course on a topic chosen among the current leading research areas in the mathematical sciences . The mini course is complemented by several talks by senior researchers and junior mathematicians, and by a number of outreach activities.
With a diverse graduate student of body of 50 students and growing, our Graduate Program is large enough to offer a rich learning experience and a variety of advanced courses, yet small enough to provide a nurturing and collegiate work environment. Our graduates move on to academic tenure-track postions, and to government and industry.
Undergraduate research is a centerpiece of our Honors College experience; students work alongside research faculty, often producing award-winning papers that are published in professional journals.