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 of Mathematics

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. Palmer holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Biology from Bemidji State University. He earned a M.S. and  a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington State University and did a postdoc at Cornell. He has been at DSU for 26 years teaching a wide variety of applied mathematics courses. His research interests include computer simulation and mathematical modeling, particularly of problems in ecology. Current interests include investigation of metapopulation dynamics in structured habitats, the evolution of migration timing in birds, and combat models in game design. Past projects include modeling of American Dipper populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Downy Woodpecker foraging ecology, correlation of climate change with spring arrival dates in birds, and co-authoring Birds of South Dakota. His ardent hobby is birding and you might just find him anywhere in the state on a quest to find a new bird for his list.

Kim Jones
Kim Jones
Kim Jones

Position: Instructor of Mathematics

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
M.E., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Mark Spanier
Mark Spanier
Mark Spanier

Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
B.S., North Dakota State University

Dr. Spanier's area of mathematical research investigates problems in approximation and optimization theory with applications to analytic number theory and signal processing. 

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.