# Student Advising

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to providing a supportive, welcoming environment for students. We realize a positive college experience goes hand in hand with individualized academic advising, which is why each degree concentration in our program has a dedicated advisor. If you are contemplating a career in math, make an appointment today and see for yourself why current students say the department feels like a family. Unsure of which concentration will suit you? Contact Mark Gockenbach, department chair, for advising.

In addition to assisting students with selecting a major, scheduling courses, and addressing other academic concerns, academic advisors are a resource for information about co-ops and internships, academic policies and procedures, and campus resources, including tutoring assistance.

## Graduate Students

### Jiguang Sun

#### Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

#### List of Interests

#### Area of Expertise

- Numerical Methods for PDEs
- Inverse Problems
- Scientific Computing
- EM methods in Geophysics

## First-Year Students

### David A. Olson

#### Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences

#### Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences

#### Areas of Expertise

- Applied Mathematics
- Fluid Flow
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Finance
- PDEs

## Undecided

#### Links of Interest

#### Areas of Expertise

- Inverse problems in partial differential equations
- Numerical optimization
- Mathematical software

## Actuarial Science

### David A. Olson

#### Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences

#### Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences

#### Areas of Expertise

- Applied Mathematics
- Fluid Flow
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Finance
- PDEs

## Applied and Computational Mathematics

#### Links of Interest

#### Areas of Expertise

- Inverse problems in partial differential equations
- Numerical optimization
- Mathematical software

## Business Analytics

#### Links of Interest

#### Areas of Expertise

- Inverse problems in partial differential equations
- Numerical optimization
- Mathematical software

## Discrete Mathematics

### Melissa S. Keranen

#### Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

#### Areas of Expertise

- Combinatorial designs
- Graph decompositions
- Graph colorings

## General Mathematics

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### Fabrizio Zanello

#### Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

#### Links of Interest

#### Areas of Expertise

- Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics
- Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
- Partition Theory

## Secondary Education

### Shari L. Stockero

#### Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

#### Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

#### Areas of Expertise

- Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education
- Teacher Professional Development
- Teacher Noticing
- Teacher Learning
- Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education

## Statistics

### Qiuying Sha

#### Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

#### Areas of Expertise

- Statistical Genetics
- Applied Statistics