Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Data science for energy transition group picture.

Partnership Provides Preparation For Data Science Careers

Partnering with the University of Houston and three other schools, Sam Houston State University is providing an opportunity for students to prepare for careers in the energy industry through a National Science Foundation grant and a five-week summer data science camp.

Assistant Professor Dr. Di Gao and students.

STEM Center Teaching Enhancement Grant

Assistant Professor Dr. Di Gao participated in three projects: Ramp into Research, a Teaching Innovation Grant, and a STEM center Teaching Enhancement Grant. For the Ramp into Research project, Dr. Gao created an online module with fundamental information that leads students to discover his research in Regression and Bayesian analysis. For the Teaching Innovation Grant, he worked with Dr. Danhong Chen, Dr. Doo Young Kim and Dr. Renjie Zhou to build a consulting-based course model, helping students’ course performance through active learning engagement. For the STEM center Teaching Enhancement Grant, Dr. Gao is utilizing the STEM center active learning classroom facility, where he can reimagine the course for student learning, rather than simply teaching statistics in a traditional lecture format.

Prof. Rebecca Garcia

MAA's National REU Program

For nearly two decades, the MAA's National REU Program (NREUP) has been providing funding and mentoring support for faculty to direct undergraduate research for underrepresented students at their home institutions. This program is funded through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. In Fall 2021, Prof. Rebecca Garcia was selected to serve as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for the NREUP. More information about the program can be found on the MAA's website.

Engaged Learning Fellowship Recipients

Dr. Brandy Doleshal earns an Engaged Learning Fellowship

A seventh member of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics earns an Engaged Learning Fellowship through the Engaging Classrooms program. Dr. Brandy Doleshal joins Dr. Emma Bullock, Ms. Sarah Fritsch, Dr. Rebecca Garcia, Dr. Martin Malandro and Dr. Edward Swim as a recipient of this award. These faculty members have use these awards to engage students in active learning, in precalculus, calculus and beyond.

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 27 tenured and tenure track 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 Tutoring at the Academic Success Center

Need some help with your classes? Check out math tutoring at the Academic Success Center for both face-to-face and online tutoring.

Academic Success Center Math & Science Tutoring


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.