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].


Contacts

Department Telephone 
(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

Secretary

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

Help

webmaster: Dr Stefan Forcey

Announcements for Spring 2019

    Calendar    
  • April 5 and 6, 2019. We are hosting 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 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 from 11-12.
  • Save the date! The 2019 Mathematics Banquet, hosted by the student organizations WIM, SIAM and PME, will be at 6:00 pm on the evening of Friday, April 26th, 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 3:45pm-4:45 CAS 135
    Hung Nguyen
    "From Symmetry to Group Theory and Representation Theory"
  • Thanks for a great picnic! Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:45 pm: The annual fall picnic at Sand Run Park Mingo Lodge (map) was hosted by the math student groups: PME, WIM and SIAM.
  • Seminars and Colloquia are currently scheduled in algebra, combinatorics and PDE's.
  • Join Pi Mu Epsilon! Anyone can join the student organization as a math club member (no requirements except loving math!) and then apply for honor society membership in the spring.
  • We have now an official SIAM Student Chapter. Anyone can join the student organization.
  • The Women In Mathematics group is hosting seminars this semester by female mathematicians on their research and career opportunities.
  • Anyone can join the student organization. Meet up weekly on days TBA.

Math Department History

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