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

906-487-3172
jiguangs@mtu.edu
Fisher 313

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

906-487-2101
daolson@mtu.edu
Fisher 220

Areas of Expertise

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

Undecided

Mark S. Gockenbach

Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-2068
msgocken@mtu.edu
Fisher 302

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

906-487-2101
daolson@mtu.edu
Fisher 220

Areas of Expertise

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

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Mark S. Gockenbach

Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-2068
msgocken@mtu.edu
Fisher 302

Areas of Expertise

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

Business Analytics

Mark S. Gockenbach

Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-2068
msgocken@mtu.edu
Fisher 302

Areas of Expertise

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

Discrete Mathematics

Melissa S. Keranen

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-2908
msjukuri@mtu.edu
Fisher 233B

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial designs
  • Graph decompositions
  • Graph colorings

General Mathematics

Fabrizio Zanello
"You don't need a watch to tell the time anymore, there are so many ways to tell the time. It's wearable art."
—Larry Pettinelli, Patek Philippe USA President (Bloomberg Business interview, December 2014)

Fabrizio Zanello

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-2068
zanello@mtu.edu
Fisher 226C

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

906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
103 Meese Center

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

906-487-2146
qsha@mtu.edu
Fisher 307

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics