About the Department of Mathematics

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We are

  • 24 professors and lecturers
  • 9 part-time instructors
  • 10 graduate students
  • 100 undergraduate majors

We offer

  • 90 sections of
  • 30 different courses to
  • 3000+ students per semester

We receive

  • an average of $300,000 per year in federal and state grants from agencies such as
    • the National Science Foundation
    • the National Institutes of Health
    • the Ohio Department of Education
    • and NASA

We publish

  • 30 papers per year, of which 75% have student co-authors in research areas such as
    • Mathematics of materials
    • Algebra and Number Theory
    • Education in Mathematics

We emphasize

  • Interdisciplinary team research
  • High quality teaching

Department Accolades

  • 11 faculty have won teaching awards
  • 5 faculty have won service awards
  • 4 faculty have won research awards
  • 2 faculty have won early career awards

Credits: M101 and Typhoon Rammasun [NASA, via astronet], Mandelbrot zoom [W. Beyer, via wikimedia].

Contact us

Request help

Department Phone
(330) 972-7400

Department Email
Email: math@uakron.edu

Department Fax
(330) 374-8630

Mailing Address
Department of Mathematics
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002

Department Office
College of Arts and Sciences Building
Room 220

Department Chair
Dr. Kevin Kreider
(330) 972-6121
Email: kkreide@uakron.edu

Assistant to the Chair
Ms. Pamela Hoover
(330) 972-7401
Email: phoover@uakron.edu


Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Pat Wilber
(330) 972-6994
Email: jw50@uakron.edu

Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. J. P. Cossey
(330) 972-8127
Email: cossey@uakron.edu

webmaster: Dr Stefan Forcey

Announcements for Spring 2021


Fall 2019

  • Nov. 14, 2019, 4:15 in CAS 139. Buckling Problems Motivated by Bilayer Graphene and other Layered Materials, a talk from Dr. Pat Wilber.
  • Oct. 21, 2019, 4:15 in CAS 139. Using five dimensions to identify a first cousin once removed: Phylogenetic Polytopes, a talk from Dr. Stefan Forcey.
  • Sept. 19, 2019, 4:15pm in CAS 139. From Nerve Net to Vortex Ring: A Computational Modeling Approach to Medusan Biomechanics, a talk from Dr. Alex Hoover.
  • The fall picnic was held Friday, October 11, 2019, 5:30 pm: The annual fall picnic at Sand Run Park Mingo Lodge (map) was hosted by the math student groups: PME, WIM and SIAM.
  • Tutoring Hours TBA in the CAS second floor atrium (turn left after exiting the elevator).  For students of Algebra for Calculus, Precalculus, Calculus with Business Applications, Calculus I, II and III

Spring 2019

  • April 5 and 6, 2019. We hosted the Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Starting 1:15pm Friday April 5. For schedule and locations of talks and events, see the conference page.
  • Representatives from Search Discovery, a data analytics consulting agency, will be on campus this Friday 4/5/2019 to give a presentation entitled
    "Intro to Data Analytics & Marketing Consulting: Academia to Industry."
    Learn about applying your education to analytics and marketing in the real world.
    The presentation will be given by
    Andrew Ash, Data Engineer Rachel Starvaggi, Digital Marketing Analyst Alex Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Analyst Julie Shallman, Analytics Analyst
    The presentation will be held in CAS142 on Friday April 5th 2019 from 11-12.
  • Thanks for a great 2019 Mathematics Banquet, hosted by the student organizations WIM, SIAM and PME, at 6:00 pm on the evening of Friday, April 26th, 2019 in room A of the Quaker Plaza. All are invited!
  • Colloquium: Scott Schueller will speak on "Careers as a Quantitative Analyst: Math + Stats + Coding + Finance = Quant."
    Friday, March 8, 2019
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    CAS room 134
  • Engineering Talk: Thursday 3/7/2019 3pm-4 ASEC 122
    Carianne Martinez
    "Machine Learning Applications at Sandia National Laboratories"
  • Research Talk: Thursday 3/7/2019 3:45pm-4:45 CAS 135
    Hung Nguyen
    "From Symmetry to Group Theory and Representation Theory"

Math Department History

Historical account of the UA mathematics department, prepared by J. Palagallo.