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Mathematics Faculty
 


Brian Gill

Professor
 


John Hossler
Assistant Professor
 


Steve Johnson

Associate Professor
 


Russ Killingsworth

Assistant Professor


Wai Wah Lau
Associate Professor


Robbin O'Leary
,
Professor & Chair


Sharon Young

Professor
 


Jennifer Blockhus
Adjunct Instructor
 


Ruth Burnett
Adjunct Instructor
 

 
Sarah McCord 
Adjunct Instructor
 
   

 

Brian Gill
Professor

E-mail: bgill@spu.edu
Office: OMH 239
Phone:
(206) 281-2954
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 Professor

E-mail: hosslerj@spu.edu
Office: OMH 243 
Phone:
(206) 281-2957

 
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 Professor

E-mail: sjohnson@spu.edu
Office: OMH 238 
Phone:
(206) 281-2045

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 Professor

E-mail: kworth@spu.edu
Office: OMH 116
Phone:
(206) 281-2150

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

E-mail:  lauw@spu.edu 
Office:   OMH 209
Phone: 
(206) 281-2200

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

E-mail: roleary@spu.edu
Office: OMH 132 
Phone:
(206) 281-2285

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

E-mail: syoung@spu.edu 
Office:
OMH 130
Phone:
(206) 281-2148

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

E-mail: 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

E-mail: burnettr@spu.edu      
Office:
OMH 231

Education:

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

Sarah McCord
Adjunct Instructor

E-mail: mccors1@spu.edu  
Office:
 OMH 231

Education:

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

 

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