Welcome to the Mathematics Department
The Mathematics Department at SXU strives to build a strong sense of community among
faculty and undergraduate students in exploring the beauty and importance of mathematics.
All math courses are taught at the campus where students can enjoy small classes with
approachable and caring faculty.
Our faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The broad range of faculty research interests in mathematics and mathematics education includes: abstract algebra, applied mathematics, solitary waves theory, developmental mathematics, differential geometry, discrete mathematics, history of mathematics, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, representation theory of finite dimensional algebras, mathematical knowledge for teaching, and processes by which mathematics teachers incorporate technology into their teaching.
Programs of Study
The Mathematics Department offers a range of programs that fit the needs of not only Mathematics majors but also the needs of general education students and candidates for teacher licensure. The department offers majors in Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Mathematics with Secondary Education. It also offers a minor in Mathematics.
The best way to learn more about our programs is to come visit our department. Sit in on a class. Meet our faculty, current students and members of the SXU Math Club. See our classrooms, computer labs and our beautiful campus.
To arrange a visit, please contact:
James Vanderhyde, Ph.D.
Chair, Mathematics Department and Computer Science Department
Office: WAC N-326
What I'm Doing
Math Secondary Education Major
Giselle Palacios was accepted into the NSF-HSI Grant EXPLORE STEM Summer Research Fellowship which gives students the opportunity to engage in collaborative research to enrich their educational experience and will help students develop their identities in their chosen fields. This fellowship also encourages students to pursue graduate school or careers in STEM fields. (This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1832511). Giselle gave a poster presentation of her research on Minimal Surfaces, Soap Films, and Applications to 3D Printing to the SXU community and she documented her mathematical journey over summer in a blog.