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#### Chair

###### Wai Kiu Chan

*Professor of Mathematics*

http://wkchan.web.wesleyan.edu

Number theory, quadratic forms

**Fall 2015**

MATH226 - 01

Complex Analysis

**Spring 2016**

MATH544 - 01

Algebra I

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 617

860-685-2197

Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science

Exley Science Center 651

860-685-2196

BS University of Hong Kong

MPHIL University of Hong Kong

PHD The Ohio State University

#### Vice-Chair

###### Daniel Krizanc

*Professor of Computer Science*

http://dkrizanc.web.wesleyan.edu

Analysis of algorithms

**Fall 2015**

BIOL327 - 01

Evolutionary Bioinformatics

COMP331 - 01

Computer Structure & Organiz.

**Spring 2016**

COMP312 - 01

Algorithms and Complexity

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 631

860-685-2186

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

860-685-2186

Vice-Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

BS University of Toronto

PHD Harvard University

#### Faculty

###### Ilesanmi Adeboye

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

http://iadeboye.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

**Spring 2016**

MATH229 - 01

Differential Equations

MATH524 - 01

Topology I

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 647

860-685-3857

PHD University of Michigan

###### Janet Elizabeth Burge

*Associate Professor of Computer Science*

http://jburge.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

**Fall 2015**

COMP211 - 01

Computer Science I

COMP211 - 02

Computer Science I

**Spring 2016**

COMP342 - 01

Software Engineering

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 627

860-685-2413

BS Michigan Technical University

MS Worcester Poly Institute

PHD Worcester Poly Institute

###### Karen L. Collins

*Professor of Mathematics*

R 2-4 and by appointment

http://kcollins.web.wesleyan.edu/

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory

**Fall 2015**

MATH261 - 01

Abstract Algebra

MATH523 - 01

Topology I

AMS, SIAM, AWM

Chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2012-2013

Vice-chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2010-2011

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 615

860-685-2169

BA Smith College

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

###### David A. Constantine

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

My research is in the areas of geometry and dynamical systems. In particular, I am interested in how dynamics can be used to solve geometric problems. My interests include: differential geometry, geometric flows, symmetric and homogeneous spaces, homogeneous dynamics, rigidity theory, Lie groups and representation varieties.

T 2:30-3:30, W 3-4, Thurs 2-4 or by appointment

http://dconstantine.web.wesleyan.edu/

**Spring 2016**

MATH283 - 01

Differential Geometry

MATH514 - 01

Analysis I

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 609

860-685-2167

BS Eastern Nazarene College

PHD University of Michigan

###### Norman Danner

*Associate Professor of Computer Science*

My research interest is formalisms for implicit computational complexity. My main research program (with J. Royer of Syracuse University) is the investigation of practical programming languages with type-theoretic guarantees of resource usage. I am also interested in anonymizing networks such as The Onion Router.

Spring 2015 office hours:

Mo 9:00-10:30am

We 2:30-4:00pm

By appointment

For administrative matters (e.g., credit transfer approval), please make an appointment to see me.

http://ndanner.faculty.wesleyan.edu

Implicit computational complexity, anonymity.

**Spring 2016**

COMP211 - 01

Computer Science I

COMP211 - 02

Computer Science I

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 629

860-685-2185

BA University Calif Berkeley

PHD Indiana University Bloomng

###### Adam Fieldsteel

*Professor of Mathematics*

Ergodic theory

**Spring 2016**

MATH225 - 01

Fundamentals of Analysis

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 637

860-685-2189

BA Brown University

MAA Wesleyan University

PHD University Calif Berkeley

###### Vincent Guingona

*Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

**Fall 2015**

MATH121 - 03

Calculus I, Part I

MATH221 - 01

Vectors and Matrices

**Spring 2016**

MATH223 - 02

Linear Algebra

MATH262 - 01

Abstract Algebra

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

###### Olivier M. Hermant

*Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science*

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

###### Alyson Lin Hildum

*Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

**Fall 2015**

MATH121 - 02

Calculus I, Part I

MATH222 - 02

Multivariable Calculus

**Spring 2016**

MATH122 - 02

Calculus I, Part II

MATH132 - 01

Elementary Statistics

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

###### Cameron Donnay Hill

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

My research lies at the intersection of geometric model theory and discrete mathematics. Model theory is the branch of mathematical logic with closest affinities to algebra and algebraic geometry, although applications in analysis are hardly uncommon. In the past, when I said “discrete mathe- matics,” I meant the study of finite combinatorial structures such as graphs, matroids, and designs – though now, I am prepared to include algebraic objects such as finite fields and groups. Ordinarily, first-order model theory has very little to say about finite structures, so in the past few years, my focus has been on identifying a priori coarse properties of whole classes of finite structures that allow one to transfer finer-grained properties of infinite limit structures back to members of the class. In the initial stages of this project, I have identified properties of classes (coherence, super-robustness) that allow for a relatively simple transfer. Going forward, one of my central goals is to establish subtler transfer principles1 that allow for a broader range of applications, and accordingly, I will need to identify the broad properties of a class that impel a given kind of transfer. Ideally, this approach will yield some applications in number theory and extremal combinatorics.

Model theory (a branch of mathematical logic) and discrete mathematics.

**Fall 2015**

MATH241 - 01

Set Theory

MATH513 - 01

Analysis I

**Spring 2016**

MATH222 - 01

Multivariable Calculus

MATH228 - 02

Discrete Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 611

860-685-2183

BA Yale University

PHD University Calif Berkeley

###### Mark A. Hovey

*Associate Provost*

Associate Provost

North College 321

860-685-2337

Professor of Mathematics

North College 321

860-685-2337

BS Ohio State University

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

###### Daniel Krizanc

*Professor of Computer Science*

http://dkrizanc.web.wesleyan.edu

Analysis of algorithms

**Fall 2015**

BIOL327 - 01

Evolutionary Bioinformatics

COMP331 - 01

Computer Structure & Organiz.

**Spring 2016**

COMP312 - 01

Algorithms and Complexity

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 631

860-685-2186

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

860-685-2186

Vice-Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

BS University of Toronto

PHD Harvard University

###### Constance Leidy

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*

Tuesdays, 3-4pm and Fridays, 11-12pm

http://cleidy.web.wesleyan.edu/

Low-dimensional topology: knot theory, 3-manifolds, topology of algebraic curve complements; non-commutative algebra.

**Spring 2016**

MATH244 - 01

Topology: Point Set

MATH526 - 01

Topology II

MTHS686 - 01

Knot Theory

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 641

860-685-5788

BS Tulane University

PHD Rice University

###### Han Li

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

My research interest lies in dynamics on homogeneous spaces, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, unitary representation theory, operator algebras, and their interactions with number theory and geometry. I am also interested in the theory of Lie groups and their discrete subgroups.

**Fall 2015**

MATH222 - 01

Multivariable Calculus

MATH228 - 02

Discrete Mathematics

**Spring 2016**

MATH223 - 01

Linear Algebra

MATH516 - 01

Analysis II

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

860-685-3221

BS Nankai University

PHD Yale University

###### Dan Licata

*Assistant Professor of Computer Science*

Send me an email

http://dlicata.web.wesleyan.edu

**Fall 2015**

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

**Spring 2016**

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

COMP360 - 01

Topics in Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 633

860-685-2250

BS Brown University

PHD Carnegie Mellon University

###### David Pollack

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*

Number theory

**Fall 2015**

MATH121 - 01

Calculus I, Part I

MATH543 - 01

Algebra I

**Spring 2016**

MATH261 - 01

Abstract Algebra

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 607

860-685-4741

MA Harvard University

PHD Harvard University

SB University of Chicago

###### Felipe A. Ramírez

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

http://framirez.web.wesleyan.edu

Ergodic theory and dynamical systems, Diophantine approximation

**Fall 2015**

MATH231 - 01

An Introduction to Probability

MATH515 - 01

Analysis II

**Spring 2016**

MATH221 - 01

Vectors and Matrices

MATH225 - 02

Fundamentals of Analysis

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 619

860-685-3100

###### Christopher Rasmussen

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

For Spring 2015, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-11, and by appointment.

http://crasmussen.faculty.wesleyan.edu

arithmetic geometry; Galois theory; fundamental groups

**Fall 2015**

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

**Spring 2016**

MATH272 - 01

Number Theory and Cryptography

MATH546 - 01

Algebra II

American Mathematical Society; Mathematics Association of America; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 649

860-685-2315

BA University of Virginia

MS University of Virginia

PHD University of Arizona

###### Philip H. Scowcroft

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics*

MW 1-2:30 and by appointment.

Foundations of mathematics, model-theoretic algebra

**Fall 2015**

MATH221 - 02

Vectors and Matrices

MATH545 - 01

Algebra II

Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 621

860-685-2172

BA Harvard University

MA Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

#### Emeriti

###### W. Wistar Comfort

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus*

http://wcomfort.web.wesleyan.edu/

Point-set topology, ultrafilters, set theory, topological groups

Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

BA Haverford College

MAA Wesleyan University

MSC University of Washington

PHD University of Washington

###### Ethan M. Coven

*Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus*

Dynamical systems

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

BA University of Rochester

MA Yale University

MAA Wesleyan University

PHD Yale University

###### Anthony W. Hager

*Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus*

Lattice-ordered algebraic structures, general and categorical topology

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

BS Pennsylvania State University

PHD Pennsylvania State University

###### Michael S. Keane

*Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus*

By appointment

Mathematical physics, operator algebras, probability theory, topological dynamics

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

BA University of Texas Austin

MS University of Gottingen

PHD University of Erlangen-Nurnber

###### Fred E.J. Linton

*Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus*

Same as above

Categorical algebra, functorial semantics, topoi

Member A.M.S., M.A.A.

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

BS Yale University

MA Columbia University

MAA Wesleyan University

PHD Columbia University

###### Michael D. Rice

*Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus*

Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus

BS Western Mich University

MS Western Mich University

PHD Wesleyan University

###### Robert A. Rosenbaum

*Chair of PIMMS*

Chair of PIMMS

University Professor of Sciences and Mathematics, Emeritus

MAA Wesleyan University

###### Carol S. Wood

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics, Emerita*

By appointment

Mathematical logic, applications of model theory to algebra

Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics, Emerita

AB Randolph Macon W College

MAA Wesleyan University

PHD Yale University