# Department of Mathematics

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**Scott N. Long, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.**

*Chair, Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics*

**Timothy Van Voorhis, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.**

*Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics*

## Purpose

The Department of Mathematics plans, develops and maintains quality bachelor degree programs that comply with regional accreditation standards. The Department of Mathematics also seeks to maintain efficient, cost effective strategies in the administration and delivery of its degree programs.

The Department of Mathematics offers a major and minor in mathematics. In addition, courses for general education credit are offered in physical science and physics, as well as mathematics. The purpose of the department is to provide:

- General education courses and support courses for all students, resident and non-resident;
- Education in both the theory and applications of the mathematical sciences for its majors;
- An appreciation of the importance of the role the mathematical sciences play in society; and
- Experience in the use of a Computer Algebra System (CAS) in a laboratory setting.

## Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society

**Advisor:** **Dr**. **Ethan Smith**

Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a specialized honor society in Mathematics. Each chapter is encouraged to be a working organization throughout the academic year, functioning as an integral part of the mathematics department in the promotion of a number of worthwhile extra-curricular activities. The objective of KME since its inception has been the fulfillment of its motto which is to “develop an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics.” The purposes of KME are to further the interests of mathematics in those schools which place their primary emphasis on the undergraduate program and to recognize and honor outstanding scholastic achievement among undergraduate students in mathematics.

The criteria for membership are as follows:

- Must be or have been a faculty member or a regularly enrolled student at an institution where a Kappa Mu Epsilon chapter is installed;
- Must have completed at least three semesters (or five quarters) of the college course and rank in the upper 35% of his/her class;
- Must have completed at least three college courses in mathematics including at least one semester (or two quarters) of calculus and attained an average of “B” or better in all mathematics courses; and
- Must have completed at least one semester (one quarter) at the institution, or must have transferred from another institution, and have completed at least one mathematics course with a “B” or better at the institution prior to his/her induction into membership.

Election to membership shall be irrespective of membership in any other organization, and no person shall be excluded on the grounds of sex, race, creed, or color.