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Mathematics

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Barbara Becker, Associate Professor 
Mathematics Department Chair

  • D.A. in Mathematics, Illinois State University
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Illinois State University
  • B.A. in Mathematics and Business Administration, North Central College
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Precalculus, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Educational Technologies
Arunas Dagys, Professor
  • D.A. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Developmental Mathematics, Multivariable Calculus, Advanced Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Educational Technologies, Post-Secondary Mathematics Education
Michael Hardy, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Florida State University
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma
  • B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification, University of Oklahoma
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Process of teacher change, Teachers' beliefs and the process through which mathematics teachers learn to infuse technology into their pedagogy
Ahmad Mojiri, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Representation Theory of Finite Dimensional Algebras, Ring Theory
 Jaclyn Murawska, Assistant Professor
  • Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership, Specialization in Mathematics, Northern Illinois University
  • M.S.T. in the Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Mathematical knowledge for teaching, constructivism, place value, productive struggle, teachers’ beliefs, mathematical habits of mind
Patricia Petkus, Lecturer
  • M.S. Ed in Secondary Education, Saint Xavier University
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Northern Illinois University
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Developmental Mathematics Programs

Kristen Schreck, Assistant Professor

  • D.A. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S. In Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Research and Teaching Interests:  Calculus, Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Geometry and its Applications, Inquiry Based Learning, History of Mathematics, Using Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics
Abdul-Majid WazWaz, Professor
  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois At Chicago
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
  • B.Sc, Cairo University
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Applied Mathematics and Solitary Waves Theory