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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Department

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College of the Sciences
Samuelson, room 208
Mail Stop 7424
Fax: 509-963-3226
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Faculty and Staff
Associate Chair

Janet Shiver, PhD

Christine Black, PhD, mathematics education (Westside)
James Bisgard, PhD, analysis
Stuart F. Boersma, PhD, differential geometry, general relativity
Yvonne Chueh, PhD, actuarial science, statistics
Timothy Englund, PhD, group theory, representation theory, statistics
Dominic Klyve, PhD, computational number theory, history of mathematics, statistics
Scott M. Lewis, PhD, mathematics education, history of mathematics
Aaron Montgomery, PhD, topology, algebra
Mark Oursland, EdD, mathematics education

Associate Professors
Emilie Hancock, PhD, mathematics education
Jean Marie Linhart, PhD, applied mathematics
Janet Shiver, PhD, mathematics education
Kathryn Temple, PhD, actuarial science, probability

Assistant Professors
Peter Klosterman, PhD, mathematics education
Sooie-Hoe Loke, PhD, mathematics
Brandy Wiegers, PhD, applied mathematics

Senior Lecturers
Molly Andaya, MAT, mathematics
Jim Miller, MAT, mathematics
Stephen (Steve) Stein, PhD, educational administration
Richard Trudgeon, MA, administration and curriculum

Brent Hancock, PhD, mathematics education
Saud Hussein, MS, mathematics
Andrew Richards, MS, mathematics
Tyler Suronen, MS, mathematics
Drewcilla Walter, MS, mathematics

Brenda Bland, secretary senior

The master of arts for Mathematics Teaching Program has been structured mainly for middle school and high school mathematics teachers. It also may prepare a student for community college teaching and for advanced study in mathematics education. Sequencing of the required coursework is minimal and makes it possible in most cases to complete all the requirements for the degree in three consecutive summer sessions.

Admission Requirements: In addition to general guidelines for admission to master’s programs, the department prefers that a student has earned a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics or equivalent from an accredited college or university. A student with a baccalaureate degree with a major other than mathematics may be admitted to the graduate program upon the recommendation and permission of the chair of the mathematics department. Any deficiencies for regular admission must be removed during the first year of graduate study.

Applicants should have one year of teaching experience certified by an appropriate school official.

Program: The student shall complete at least 46 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

Project, Thesis
The choice among a written report, field study, or other project, or a formal research problem in mathematics or mathematics education which results in a thesis based upon the student’s goals, in close consultation with the student’s graduate committee.

Program Outcomes
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Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: or by contacting the department directly.


    Mathematics (MATH)

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