Faculty

headshot John Alford

Contact Dr. Alford:

936.294.4663

936.294.1882

jalford@shsu.eduu

Dr. John Alford

Associate Professor

Education:

B.S. Physics, University of California Los Angeles, 1983
M.S. Mathematics, University of Houston, 1993
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Houston, 2002

Research Areas of Interest:

Mathematical Biology
Mathematical Modeling
Applied Mathematics

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~jga001/

headshot Scott Chapman

Contact Dr. Chapman:

936.294.1572

936.294.1882

stc008@shsu.edu

Dr. Scott Chapman

Professor and Scholar in Residence

Education:

B.S., Wake Forest University, 1981
M.S. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1987

Research Areas of Interest:

Commutative Algebra
Combinatorics
Number Theory

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~stc008

headshot Brandy Doleshal

Contact Dr. Doleshal:

936.294.4884

936.294.1882

bdoleshal@shsu.edu

Dr. Brandy Doleshal

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S., Indiana University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Research Areas of Interest:

Exceptional Dehn Surgeries
Knot Theory
Low Dimensional Topology

Personal Website:

headshot Rebecca Garcia

Contact Dr. Garcia:

936.294.3520

936.294.1882

mth_reg@shsu.edu

Dr. Rebecca Garcia

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Program Coordinator for Mathematics Education

Education:

B.S. Mathematics (Cum Laude), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1995
M.S. Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1999
Ph.D. Mathematics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2004

Research Areas of Interest:

Compultational Commutative Algebra/Algebraic Geometry
Algebraic Combinatorics
Dimension Theory of Partially Ordered Sets
Sandpile Groups
Broadening Participation in STEM

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~mth_reg/index.html

headshot Luis Garcia-Puente

Contact Dr. Garcia-Puente:

936.294.1581

936.294.1882

lgarcia@shsu.edu

Dr. Luis Garcia-Puente

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S. Mathematics (with Honors), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, 1999
Ph.D. Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004

Research Areas of Interest:

Applied and Computational Algebraic Geometry
Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
Algebraic Combinatorics
Algebraic Statistics
Computational Biology
Sandpile groups

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~ldg005/index.html

headshot Damon Hay

Contact Dr. Hay:

936.294.3662

936.294.1882

damon.hay@shsu.edu

Dr. Damon Hay

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S. Mathematics, University of Texas, 1996
M.S. Mathematics, University of Houston, 2004
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Houston, 2006

Research Areas of Interest:

Noncommutative Mathematics
Functional Analysis
C*-algebras
Nonselfadjioint Operator Algebras

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~dmh035

headshot Brian Loft

Contact Dr. Loft:

936.294.4665

936.294.1882

loft@shsu.edu

Dr. Brian Loft

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair

Education:

B.S., Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1993
Masters of Science Southwest Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 1998
Ph.D. University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2004

Research Areas of Interest:

Differential Topology/Geometry

Personal Website: http://web.me.com/bloft/

headshot Martin Malandro

Contact Dr. Malandro:

936.294.1580

936.294.1882

martin.malandro@shsu.edu

Dr. Martin Malandro

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S. Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 2003
M.A. Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 2005
Ph.D. Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 2008

Research Areas of Interest:

Algebra
Combinatorics
Algorithm design and analysis

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~mem037

headshot Taylor Martin

Contact Dr. Martin:

936.294.4934

936.294.1882

taylor.martin@shsu.edu

Dr. Taylor Martin

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S. Mathematics, B.A. Music, University of Rochester, 2007
M.A. Mathematics, Rice University, 2010
Ph.D. Mathematics, Rice University, 2013

Research Areas of Interest:

Low-dimensional topology
Knot Theory
Link Concordance

Personal Website: None

headshot Jon Short

Contact Dr. Short:

936.294.1471

936.294.1882

jon@shsu.edu

Dr. Jon Short

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1992
M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1996
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2000

Research Areas of Interest:

Topological Groups
General Topology

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~mth_jws/

headshot Ken Smith

Contact Dr. Smith:

936.294.4869

936.294.1882

kenwsmith@shsu.edu

Dr. Ken Smith

Professor of Mathematics
Graduate Advisor for Mathematics

Education:

B.S. Mathematics, Western Illinois University, 1975
M.S. Mathematics, University of Illinois, 1977
Ph.D. Mathematics, Colorado State University, 1985

Research Areas of Interest:

Difference Sets
Algebraic Combinatorics
Strongly Regular Graphs
Directing Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~kws006/Professional/Home.html

headshot Edward Swim

Contact Dr. Swim

936.294.1576

936.294.1882

swim@shsu.edu

Dr. Edward W. Swim

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S., Mathematics (Cum Laude), Angelo State University, 1994
M.S., Mathematical and Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines, 1999
Ph.D., Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 2005

Research Areas of Interest:

Numerical Analysis
Stochastic PDEs
Mathematical Modeling in the Physical and Life Sciences

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~ews007

headshot Jianzhong Wang

Contact Dr. Wang:

936.294.3521

936.294.1882

mth_jxw@shsu.edu

Dr. Jianzhong Wang

Professor of Mathematics

Education:

B.S. Peking University, China, 1967
M.S. Zhejiang University, China 1981
Ph.D., Wuhan University, China 1984

Research Areas of Interest:

Splines, Wavelet Analysis, and their application
Mathematical Methods in Image Science
High-Dimensional Data Analysis and Dimensionality Reduction

Personal Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~mth_jxw/


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