# 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

### 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

### 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

### Professor, Mathematical Sciences

### Areas of Expertise

- Statistical Genetics
- Applied Statistics