Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Important Notification: In response to growing concerns over Novel Coronavirus – COVID 19, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics' Honors Ceremony has been canceled. 

Climate Change Presentation

Graduate Students Research Highlight - Kiara Sanchez and Ligia Flores

M.S. in Mathematics students Kiara Sanchez and Ligia Flores are part of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network summer school and academic year engagement program. Their research focuses on analyzing models for mean zonal wind in the atmosphere, especially within the Arctic polar vortex. This work is supervised by Dr. Christopher Jones (University of North Carolina) and Dr. Edward Swim (SHSU).

Dr. Chapman appointed Editor of Communications in Algebra

Research Highlight - Scott Chapman

Scott Chapman, distinguished professor and scholar in residence for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been appointed editor-in-chief at Communications in Algebra ​beginning January 1, 2020.

Math 1332 Instructors

Department Spotlight - MATH 1332 Instructors

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SHSU has implemented an initiative to adopt open source textbooks and free online homework systems in a large number of courses offered by the department.

PACE Photo

Teaching Highlight - Brandy Doleshal

Dr. Brandy Doleshal was chosen as the Assistant Director for Development for the active learning project at SHSU. In this position, she supports faculty to implement and enhance active learning techniques in their classrooms.

Professors Photo at Award Ceremony

Faculty Highlight - Linda Zientek, Luis David Garcia Puente, and Taylor Martin

Drs. Taylor Martin, Linda Zientek and Luis David Garcia Puente recognized at the 15th Annual President's Academic Awards Dinner as Associate Professor with tenure, and full professors, respectively.

Photo at SACNAS 2019 conference

Faculty Spotlight - Rebecca Garcia

Dr. Rebecca Garcia and Dr. Kamuela Yong (University of Hawai’i – West O‘ahu) organized the historic first “Pacific Islanders in Mathematics” session. This session took place at the 2019 SACNAS National Conference.

About Us

One of the fastest growing universities in Texas, Sam Houston State University is a comprehensive public institution of higher education located on a 316-acre main campus in historic Huntsville, 60 miles north of Houston in the Piney Woods region of East Texas. The university has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 taught by more than 700 full-time faculty. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 29 tenured, tenure track and visiting faculty in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. The BA, BS, MA, and MS degrees are offered in Mathematics.  The MS degree is offered in Statistics, along with Statistics minors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Detailed information about these programs  can be found in the links on the right.


Math Center

Students make sure to check the Math Center to learn more about their diverse array of tutoring programs.  


Information for Students

Current and prospective students make sure to check the information under For Students in the navigation bar on the right. In there you will learn about scholarships, the MATH 1420 placement exam, and several other opportunities.


Recent Departmental News

Please visit the Recent News website to read about more exciting news in our department.