Faculty

This listing includes the main faculty for the specific courses within the major. This does not necessarily include those who teach general education classes.

Glenn Berman
Glenn Berman
Glenn Berman

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.S., Louisiana State University
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz

Jeff Palmer

Position: Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., Washington State University
M.S., Washington State University
B.S., Bemidji State University
B.A., Bemidji State University

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer teaches various applied mathematics courses including Calculus, Statistics, Mathematics of Games, and Mathematical Modeling. His research includes work in epidemiological modeling, woodpecker foraging ecology, migration phenology associated with climate change, and American Dipper population modeling. He is an expert on the spatial and temporal distribution of South Dakota birds and coauthor of Birds of South Dakota.

Kim Jones
Kim Jones
Kim Jones

Position: Instructor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Mark Spanier
Mark Spanier
Mark Spanier

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Avery
Richard Avery
Richard Avery

Position: Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1997

M.S., University of Nebraska, 1996

M.A.T., University of New Hampshire, 1992

B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1991

Dr. Avery is a mathematics faculty member who works in fixed point theory. He currently serves as an editor for three mathematics journals, has published over fifty papers in mathematics journals and has been cited over fifteen hundred times. Originally trained as a high school mathematics teacher, he advises most of the math education majors at DSU, helps college students prepare for the Praxis mathematics content exams and also works with high school students preparing for the math portion of the ACT exam.