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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Department

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College of the Sciences
Bouillon Hall, room 108

Fax: 509-963-3226
    See website for how mathematics may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Timothy Englund, PhD

Stuart F. Boersma, PhD, differential geometry, general relativity
Timothy Englund, PhD, group theory, representation theory, statistics
Stephen P. Glasby, PhD, computational algebra, representation theory
James D. Harper, PhD, harmonic analysis
Scott M. Lewis, PhD, mathematics education, history of mathematics
Cen-Tsong Lin, PhD, probability and mathematical statistics, actuarial science
Michael Lundin, PhD, mathematics education
Aaron Montgomery, PhD, topology, algebra
Mark Oursland, EdD, mathematics education

Associate Professors
Christine Black, PhD, mathematics education
Yvonne Chueh, PhD, actuarial science, statistics
W. Dan Curtis, PhD, applied mathematics
Jonathan Fassett, PhD, topology, dynamical systems
Kathryn Temple, PhD, actuarial science
Teri Willard, EdD, mathematics education

Assistant Professors
James Bisgard, PhD, analysis
Richard Hilliard, MS, mathematics
Dominic Klyve, PhD, computational number theory, history of mathematics
Jane Whitmire, PhD, mathematics education

Senior Lecturer
Douglas Olson, MS, mathematics
Richard Trudgeon, MA, administration and curriculum
Dale Width, MA, history

Fred McDonald, MT, finance, accounting
Janet Shiver, PhD, mathematics education
Stephen Stein, PhD, educational administration
Bruce Woodcock, MA, education

Debbie Thomas, secretary


Master of Arts for Teachers: Mathematics
Program Coordinator

Mike Lundin
Bouillon Hall, room 108D

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 regulations 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.


    Master of Arts for Teachers

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