## Our Faculty

### Dr. Donald Platte, Chair

Donald Platte joined the faculty in the fall of 1972 after receiving a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Michigan State University. He has undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Physics from Aquinas College. Dr. Platte is a full professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems. His recent teaching duties include Modern Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Advanced Calculus, Computer Operations, and Networks.- B.S., Aquinas College
- M.A., Michigan State University
- Ph.D., Michigan State University

### Dr. Angela Berardinelli

Angela Berardinelli completed her PhD in mathematics at the University of North Texas in 2015 and joined the Mercyhurst faculty shortly thereafter in fall 2015. Her undergraduate degree is in both mathematics and computer science. This fall she will be teaching Statistics, Math for Natural Sciences, and Database Management.- B.S., Ursinus College
- M.A., The University of North Texas
- Ph.D., The University of North Texas

### Ms. Stephanie Blanda

Ms. Blanda joined the faculty in 2015. She is completing a Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University, and has background in computer science. Her research interests lie in wind Generated Ocean Waves, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods, Partial Differential Equations with an emphasis on the theory of surface water waves and the interface of two fluids under a shear flow.- B.S., Lebanon Valley College
- M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
- Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

### Dr. Roger Griffiths

Roger Griffiths joined the faculty in the fall of 2004 from Montana State University. He has undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Nautical Science. Dr. Griffiths is an associate professor of Mathematics. His recent teaching duties include Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, the calculus sequence, Mathematics for the Natural Sciences, Introduction to Internet Programming, Server-side programming, and Operating Systems (GNU/Linux).- B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- M.A., Montana State University
- Ph.D., Montana State University

### Mr. Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly joined the faculty here at Mercyhurst College in the fall of 1995. He obtained his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Gannon University, where he also earned secondary certification in mathematics. He holds a master's degree in pure mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. Courses PK usually teaches include Statistics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Math Methods, and Transitions to Advanced Mathematics.- B.S., Gannon University
- M.A., University of Pittsburgh

### Dr. Charles Redmond

Dr. Charles Redmond received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Temple University in 1987 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Lehigh University in 1993. He has published articles in the the Annals of Applied Probability, the Journal of Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, Mathematics Teacher, and Mathematics Magazine. Recently, Dr. Redmond has been pioneering the Master's degree program in Data Science.- B.A., Temple University
- Ph.D., Lehigh University

### Dr. Lauren Williams

Dr. Williams joined the department in 2013, after earning her PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her research interests lie at the intersection of algebra and combinatorics, and she has published articles in the Transactions of the AMS and The Journal of Combinatorics. Dr. Williams currently teaches courses in mathematics and computer systems, including Linear Algebra, Modern Algebra, and Mobile Application Development.- B.A., The College of New Jersey
- M.A., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

**The Department of Mathematics and Information Technology**

Mercyhurst University

501 E 38th St

Erie, PA 16546

*This page was last updated on 5 Feb 2016*