 
Mathematics Faculty 



Brian Gill
Professor
Email: bgill@spu.edu
Office: OMH 239
Phone: (206) 2812954


Personal
homepage & course pages

Education: 
B.A., Mathematics, Truman State
University, 1991
M.A., Mathematics, University of
Kentucky, 1994
M.S., Biometry and Statistics,
University at Albany, 1999
Ph.D., Mathematics (complex analysis),
University at Albany, 1999

Areas of Interest:
Complex Analysis, Applied Statistics, Undergraduate Mathematics &
Statistics Education 

John Hossler
Assistant ProfessorEmail:
hosslerj@spu.edu
Office: OMH 243
Phone: (206) 2812957


Education: 
B.S.,
Mathematics, George Fox University, 2006
M.A., Mathematics, The University of Montana, 2008
Ph.D., Mathematics (statistics), The University of Montana, 2012 
Areas of Interest:
Probability, Statistical Modeling, Multivariate Analysis, Number
Theory, History of Mathematics 

Steven Johnson
Associate ProfessorEmail: sjohnson@spu.edu
Office: OMH 238
Phone: (206) 2812045


Education: 
B.A., Mathematics, Westmont College,
1974
Ph.D., Mathematics (commutative ring
theory), University of Minnesota, 1982

Areas of Interest:
Abstract Algebra, History of Mathematics, Graph Theory 

Russ Killingsworth
Assistant ProfessorEmail:
kworth@spu.edu
Office: OMH 116
Phone: (206) 2812150


Personal
homepage & course pages

Education: 
B.A., Mathematics, California State
University, Sacramento, 1986
M.A., Math Education, California State University, Stanislaus, 1992

Areas of Interest:
Incorporating
Technology in Mathematics Education, Developing Reasoning Skills in Mathematics


Wai
Wah Lau
Associate Professor
Email: lauw@spu.edu
Office: OMH 209
Phone: (206) 2812200


Personal
homepage & course pages 
Education: 
B.S., Mathematical Science, Hong Kong Baptist
University, 1989
M.S., Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 1992
Ph.D., Mathematics (approximation theory), Texas A&M, 1998

Areas of Interest:
Approximation Theory, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling 

Robbin O'Leary Professor
and Chair
Email:
roleary@spu.edu
Office: OMH 132
Phone: (206) 2812285


Education: 
 B.A., Mathematics, Music, Goshen
College, 1980
 M.S., Mathematics, Idaho State
University, 1985
 Ph.D., Mathematics (number theory),
University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Areas of Interest:
Number Theory, Undergraduate Mathematics Education 

Sharon
Young
Professor
Email: syoung@spu.edu
Office: OMH 130
Phone: (206) 2812148


Education: 
B.A., University of Redlands, 1966
M.A., University of Denver, 1976
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1979

Areas of Interest:
Elementary School Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics in Children's
Literature, Teaching Preservice Elementary Teachers 

Jennifer
Blockhus
Adjunct
Instructor
Email:
blockhus@spu.edu
Office: OMH 231


Education: 
B.A., Mathematics, Seattle Pacific
University, 2000
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington, 2002


Ruth Burnett
Adjunct
Instructor
Email:
burnettr@spu.edu
Office: OMH 231


Education: 
BS, Mathematics, Seattle Pacific University, 1986
MS, Mathematics, Western Washington University, 1988


Sarah
McCord
Adjunct Instructor
Email:
mccors1@spu.edu
Office: OMH 231


Education: 
B.S., Mathematics, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, 1985
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 1989




