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The Department of Mathematics resides on the first two floors of Kingston Hall located on the corner of 5th Street and C-Street in Cheney, WA.
Dr. Keith Adolphson
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education (2002...)
Kingston 329
Phone: 509.359.6066
Fax: 509.359.6066
Email: kadolphson@ewu.edu
B.A., Distributive Science with Biology emphasis (1977), Gustavus Adolphus College
M.S., National Security Affairs - Technical Intelligence (1990), Naval Postgraduate School
M.A., National Security Affairs - Strategic Planning (1990), Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum/Mathematics Education (2002), University of Oklahoma
Research Interests: K-8 Mathematics Teaching & Learning, Discourse, Technology
Mr. Ryan Allison
Lecturer (2013...)
Kingston 101
Phone: 509.359.4311
Fax: 509.359.4311
Email: rallison2@ewu.edu
B.S., Mathematics (2005) Portland State University
M.S.T., Mathematics (2008) Portland State University
Dr. Barbara Alvin
Professor & Department Chair (1983...)
Kingston 317
Phone: 509.359.2203
Fax: 509.359.2203
Email: balvin@ewu.edu
A.B., Spanish, Miami University (1974).
M.S., Mathematics & M.S., Statistics , Miami University (1976)
Ph.D., Bio statistics, University of Washington (1983).
Research Interests: Bio statistics; Health science statistics/Specialty is serving as a connection between users of statistics & statistical theory.
Dr. Louis Blair
Lecturer & Actuarial Science Advisor (2007...)
Kingston 107
Phone: 509.359.6070
Fax: 509.359.6070
Email: lblair@ewu.edu
Curriculum Vitae
B.S., Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976)
M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois (1982)
Ph.D., Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University (1991)
Dr. Daniel Canada
Professor of Mathematics Education (2003...)
KGS 203
Phone: 509.359.6074
Fax: 509.359.6074
Email: dcanada@ewu.edu
Website: http://mathaction.wikispaces.com/Homepage
B.S., Mathematics, Biola University, California (1988).
M.S., Mathematics & Teaching Cert., Western Washington University (1994).
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Portland State University (2004).
Fullbright Scholar Research in Tanzania, South Africa (2009-2010)
Research Interests: Understanding variance
Dr. Carlos Castillo-Garsow
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education(2013...)
Kingston 106
Phone: 509.359.6946
Fax: 509.359.6946
Email: ccastillogarsow@ewu.edu
B.S., Biometry & Statistics, Cornell University (2003)
M.A., Linguistics, State University of New York--Buffalo (2006)
Ph.D., Mathematics, Arizona State University (2010)
Dr. Jackie Coomes
Professor of Mathematics Education (2005...)
Kingston 312
Phone: 509.359.4232
Fax: 509.359.4232
Email: jcoomes@ewu.edu
Website: http://sites.ewu.edu/jcoomes/
Curriculum Vitae
B.S., Mathematics, University of California, Davis (1993).
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (1998).
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Washington State University (2006).
Research Interests: Inservice and preservice mathematics teacher education, undergraduate mathematics teaching and learning, students' transitions from high school to college, personal epistemologies.
Mr. Raymond Dempsey
Lecturer (2013...)
Kingston 201
Phone: 509.359.4314
Fax: 509.359.4314
Email: rdempsey1@ewu.edu
Curriculum Vitae
B.S., Mathematics, Universaity of Wisconsin--Green Bay (2008)
M.S., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (2013)
Algebra, Analysis, & Mathematics Education
Dr. Diane Dowd
Professor of Mathematics Education (1995...)
Kingston 108
Phone: 509.359.2876
Fax: 509.359.2876
Email: ddowd@ewu.edu
B.A., Elementary Education, Asbury College, Kentucky (1977).
M.A., Mathematics Education, California State University, Sacramento (1982).
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Washington State University (1995).
Research Interests: Teaching and learning K-8 content, Understanding of teacher education candidates (K-8)
Mr. Ryan Downie
Lecturer (2015...)
Kingston 115
Phone: 509.359.4313
Fax: 509.359.4313
Email: rdownie@ewu.edu
B.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2011)
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2013)
Mr. Anthony Frenk
Lecturer (2013...)
Kingston 308
Phone: 509.359.2790
Fax: 509.359.2790
Email: afrenk05@ewu.edu
B.S., Mathematics , Eastern Washington University (2011)
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2013)
Dr. Dale Garraway
Associate Professor of Mathematics (2003...)
Kingston 307
Phone: 509.359.6072
Fax: 509.359.6072
Email: dgarraway@ewu.edu
B.S., Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, (1996)
M.S., Mathematics, Dalhousie University (1997)
Ph.D., Mathematics, Dalhousie University (2002)
Research Interests: Category Theory, Graph Theory
Dr. Ron Gentle
Professor of Mathematics(1990...)
Kingston 310
Phone: 509.359.6478
Fax: 509.359.6478
Email: rgentle@ewu.edu
B.S., Mathematics, University of Toronto (1976).
M.S., (1978); Ph.D (1982), Mathematics, University of British Columbia.
Research Interests: Abelian category theory; Ring theory, Representation theory of artin algebras.
Mr. David Goering
Senior Lecturer (1990...)
Kingston 210
Phone: 509.359.6858
Fax: 509.359.6858
Email: dgoering@ewu.edu
B.A., Mathematics, Kansas University (1977)
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (1990)
Interests: Geometry & Probability
Ms. Melissa Graham
Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of RSHS (2004...)
Kingston 105
Phone: 509.359.2541
Fax: 509.359.2541
Email: melissa.graham@ewu.edu
B.A.E., Secondary Mathematics & B.A., Physics, Eastern Washington University (2002)
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2004)
Mr. Michael Graham
Senior Lecturer (2000...)
Kingston 109
Phone: 509.359.6076
Fax: 509.359.6076
Email: mgraham@ewu.edu
B.A., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (1991)
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (1993)
Interests: The inverse problem of Galois theory.
Dr. Christian K. Hansen
Associate Dean of Computing and Engineering Sciences and Professor of Statistics (1993...)
Kingston 208
Phone: 509.359.6068
Fax: 509.359.6068
Email: chansen@ewu.edu
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (1988)
Ph.D., Statistics, Technical University of Denmark (1991)
Research Interests: Reliability theory, statistical process control, experimental design, and industrial applications of statistics
Dr. Hyung Sook Lee
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education (2008...)
Kingston 209
Phone: 509.359.2894
Fax: 509.359.2894
Email: hslee@ewu.edu
B.S., Mathematics Education, Seoul National University (1988).
M.S., Mathematics, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) (1990).
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Georgia (2008).
Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate (7-12).
Dr. Frank Lynch
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2013...)
Kingston 311
Phone: 509.359.7067
Fax: 509.359.7067
Email: lynch@ewu.edu
Website: http://sites.ewu.edu/lynch/
B.A., Mathematics & B.A., Physics, Magna Cum Laude, Linfield College (1999)
M.S., Mathematics, University of Utah (2001)
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Utah (2010)
Ms. Kelly Lynn
Mathematics Specialist (2009-13) & Lecturer (2011...)
Kingston 111
Phone: 509.359.2251
Fax: 509.359.2251
Email: klynn@ewu.edu
B.A., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2006)
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2008)
Dr. Gayle Millsaps
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (2013...)
Kingston 110
Phone: 509.359.6743
Fax: 509.359.6743
Email: gmillsaps@ewu.edu
B.A., English, University of Tennessee (1978)
M.A., Mathematics , The Ohio State University (1989)
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, The Ohio State University (2005)
Mr. Christopher Mullins
Lecturer (2013...)
Kingston 202
Phone: 509.359.6071
Fax: 509.359.6071
Email: cmullins@ewu.edu
Curriculum Vitae
B.S., Mathematics, Gonzaga University (2011)
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2013)
Mr. Wade Neilson
Lecturer (2013...)
Kingston 102
Phone: 509.359.4310
Fax: 509.359.4310
Email: wneilson@ewu.edu
B.A.E., Secondary Mathematics (2011), Eastern Washington University
M.A., Teaching K-9 Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2013)
Dr. Yves Nievergelt
Professor of Mathematics (1985...)
Kingston 127
Phone: 509.359.4259
Fax: 509.359.4259
Email: ynievergelt@ewu.edu
Diploma in Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, Switzerland (1976).
Ph.D. & M.S., Mathematics - Several Complex Variables, University of Washington (1984)
Research Interests: Applied analysis (mathematics applied to chemistry, medical diagnostic imaging, and physics), Complex analysis, and Numerical analysis (mathematics of scientific programming).
Mr. Timmy Noon
Quarterly Faculty
Kingston 302
Phone: 509.359.6932
Fax: 509.359.6932
Email: tnoon69@ewu.edu
M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University (2013)
Dr. Andrew Oster
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2013...)
Kingston 309
Phone: 509.359.6742
Fax: 509.359.6742
Email: aoster@ewu.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/osteram/
B.S., Mathematics & minor in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, Cal Poly (2000)
M.S., Mathematics, University of Utah (2002)
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Utah (2006)
Mr. Seshu Rao
Lecturer (2014...)
Kingston 205
Phone: 509.359.2780
Fax: 509.359.2780
Email: srao@ewu.edu
Dr. Kyle Riggs
Lecturer (2014...)
KGS 305
Phone: 509.359.2744
Fax: 509.359.2744
Email: kriggs3@ewu.edu
Ms. Olga Slyusareva
Lecturer (2014...)
Kingston 112
Phone: 509.359.4272
Fax: 509.359.4272
Email: oslyusareva@ewu.edu
Ms. Diana Stuart
Lecturer (2014...)
Kingston 104
Phone: 509.359.6729
Fax: 509.359.6729
Email: dstuart@ewu.edu
Dr. Elena Toneva
Professor of Mathematics (2000...)
Kingston 211
Phone: 509.359.6073
Fax: 509.359.6073
Email: etoneva@ewu.edu
M.S., Mathematics, University of Sofia (1972)
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Sofia (1979)
Research Interests: Functional analysis and Harmonic analysis on abstract groups.
Contact Information
Mathematics Department
216 Kingston Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
email: mgrant@ewu.edu
phone: 509.359.4315
fax: 509.359.4700
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