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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 Mathematics with Secondary Education program that fits the needs of general education students and candidates for teacher licensure. It also offers a minor in Mathematics.


Visit Us

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:

Khaled El-Zayyat, Ph.D.
Director, Computer Science and Mathematics Department
Email: elzayyatFREESXU
Phone: 773-298-3863
Office: WAC N-319


 Giselle Palacios

What I'm Doing

Giselle Palacios
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). Palacios 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.