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We are excited to welcome three new faculty members - Fall 2013

  1. Lauren Williams -- Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
    Her research interests lie in the application of combinatorics to problems in representation theory. In addition, she is a very talented artist, known as Milwaukee Pencil.
  2. Bowu Zhang -- Ph.D. in Computer Science from The George Washington University.
    Her current work focuses on Mobile Health, which include a wide variety of topics in the intersection of Wireless Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, and Distributed Systems. She also has a background in electrical engineering.
  3. Keshav Pokhrel -- Ph.D. Statistics from the University of South Florida. His research interests include change-point problem, extreme value statistics, nonparametric statistics, functional data analysis, time series analysis, longitudinal data analysis, linear mixed models, bayesian analysis, survival analysis, epidemiology of cancer, and ordinary and partial differential equations. He has a background in both mathematics and physics.


Ok, not the university. Most of the mathematics faculty moved out of Zurn Hall to the 4th floor of Old Main, in the Tower (except for the cornerstone of the building: Don Platte).

  • Bowu Zhang: Old Main 400
  • Lauren Williams: Old Main 401
  • Pat Kelly: Old Main 402
  • Keshav Pokhrel: Old Main 403
  • Roger Griffiths: Old Main 404

We have a map of the tower offices.

New Mathematics Course Offerings - J-Term 2014

The Mathematics Applications courses are new this year. In creating these courses, our aim was to give students an opportunity to explore a single application of mathematics, in depth. This J-term, two Mathematics Applications courses debut: one focusing on art and one focusing on music.
We are planning on adding three further mathematics applications courses focusing on: gaming, sports, and navigation.

If interested please see the individual instructor pages for these courses:

New Mathematics Course Offerings - Fall Semester 2013

The Mathematics department is happy to announce a new course Statistics for Natural Science. This course satisfies the mathematics CORE requirement targeting the science majors (should run every semester).

New Mathematics Department Interdisciplinary Course Offerings - (ongoing)

Music and Computers IDST, taught by Dr. Redmond. The entire course is built around you writing, performing, and producing your own song. (Still running as of Fall 2013) READ MORE » »

An Excerpt from 'Hurst Happenings

Taken from Mercyhurst Minute Vol. I No. VII, a short video (shown below).

This is the seventh in a series of short videos published weekly to help keep followers of Hurst Happenings up to date on what is going on around the Mercyhurst University campus. Each week will feature a different guest and topic, so be sure to check back weekly! Thanks go out this week to Dr. Chad Redmond, professor of mathematics at Mercyhurst, for talking with us this week. Be sure to check out the website for his class which features dozens of brilliant pieces designed by students of this course.

Other Recent News

Four members of the Zurn school of science are now hosting their web-sites on our department server:
  1. Dr. Jack Williams   -  Chemistry Department
  2. Dr. Stephen Ousley   -   Forensic Sciences Department
  3. Dr. Michael Elnitsky   -   Biology Department
  4. Dr. Nicholas Lang   -   Geology Department

Course News

Dr. Redmond has created a new inter-disciplinary 4-credit course, for the Fall 2010 term, called Computer Generated Art.

Dr. Griffiths has developed a new mathematics course, Math118 - Mathematics for Natural Science to better prepare students for college calculus. This course was test run in fall 2009, and is now part of the core and degree requirements of several disciplines (fall 2010).

General News

The Mercyhurst student Newspaper The Merciad enters its fifth year hosted on our department server.

Pat Kelly (mathematics professor) still - almost has a web-site!

Recycled Current News

Dr. Redmond is teaching two brand new computer courses this year (2009-2010):
  1. Processing is used as our Programming I course. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists.
  2. Spatial Data Analysis (Spring 2010) - This is a course on descriptive and exploratory analysis of geospatial data.
We are continuing to offer the well received new courses from last academic year (08-09):
  1. 3d programming and Animation (Alice)
  2. Web Mapping (GIS)

The TEACH and ACH Programs is now virtually hosted on our department server.

Pat Kelly (mathematics professor) almost has a web-site now!

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