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Contact Mathematics  


Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2440 
Fax: 610-738-0578 
Email: Department Chair

The Department of Mathematics offers a BA degree in mathematics, a BS degree in mathematics, and a BSEd degree in mathematics education. By choosing from available electives, students can specialize in specific branches of mathematics or pursue a concentration in a related field such as financial mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, or applied and computational mathematics. In all degree programs, students receive a sound preparation for graduate study.

The Department of Mathematics offers the master of arts degree with options in mathematics and mathematics education, the master of science degree in applied statistics 1, a certificate in applied statistics, and the master of science degree in applied and computational mathematics.

The Department offers four accelerated, 3+2 undergraduate/graduate programs for capable and motivated students.  These programs allow students to complete their baccalaureate and Master’s degree in five years comprised of three years of undergraduate study followed by two years of graduate study.

Feel free to visit the Math Center located in UNA 105, for mathematics resources and tutoring.

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News and Updates

  • The inaugural edition of the Mathematics Department's newsletter, Math Times, has just been published.
  • WCU hosted a
    Math and Actuarial Science Career Fair

    on Friday, September 21, 2018.

  • Two students of Dr. Allison Kolpas, graduate student 
    Lane D’Alessandro
    and undergraduate student 
    Jeremy Budgeon
    , presented posters at the Evolution in Philadelphia Conference (EPiC) on Saturday, September 8th at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
  • Dr Andreas Aristotelous gave an invited 
    Mini Symposium Title: Recent Advances of Phase Field Models in Life Science
    Talk Title: Unconditionally energy stable DG-FE schemes for diffuse interface models
    Recorded Talk/slides: presentations/115285
    (follow the link to access the slides and recording of the talk) at the SIAM Life Sciences 2018 Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug 6-9, 2018.
  • WCU is hosting a Math and Actuarial Science Career Fair on Friday, September 21. Students must register by September 6. Visit Actuarial Career Day for more details and registration information.
  • Dr. Allison Kolpas, mathematics, recently co-authored a 
    “Optimal Mating Strategies for Preferentially Outcrossing Simultaneous Hermaphrodites in the Presence of Predators” in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
    Corin Stratton
    Corin Stratton was an undergraduate researcher in mathematics at the time the paper was written and is currently in the MA in Mathematics program at WCU.
    and Dr. Josh Auld, biology; see Corin was supported by an NSF RUI Grant that Dr. Auld and Dr. Kolpas share.
  • Professors Chuan Li and Lisa Marano are  local organizers for the upcoming MAA EPaDel meeting which held at West Chester University on November 3, 2018.
  • Professors Gail Gallitano and Shiv Gupta have published a book, Topics in Number Theory.
  • Undergraduate student Kelli Johnson won 2nd place in the Social Sciences and Mathematics Division at the 2018 CSM Poster Day held on Friday April 27, 2018. Here is Kelli's poster.
  • Professor Mark McKibben is the 2018 recipient of West Chester University's  Distinguished Sponsored Research Award
  • Professor Laura Pyott has been awarded a development grant of $2000 from The Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) to fund her project  “Taking the Political Pulse of WCU Students.” 
  • Graduate student 
    Benjamin Plumridge

    won 3rd prize at the Spring 2018 CSM Poster Session held on April 27 2018. Here is Ben's poster.

  • West Chester University Department of Mathematics professor Dr. Lisa Marano joins the Board of Directors of the Mathematical Association of America as Chair of MAA Committee on Sections. Dr. Marano begain her term on February 1, 2018, and  will serve in this capacity until 2021.  Here is a brief 

    biography of Dr. Marano

    issued by the MAA at the time of the announcement of her appointment. A big congratulations to Lisa.

  • The Department of Mathematics 2018  
    integration bee

    was held on April 11, 2018. This year there a separate category for BC Calculus students from local schools.

  • The 2018 Pi Mu Epsilon induction ceremony was held on April  5th, 2018.
  • There is a new summer program in the Cayman Islands for West Chester University students.
  • Graduate student 
    Benjamin Plumridge

    won first prize at the All Science Research Poster Session held on December 8th, 2017.

  • The second Conference for Pre-service and First year teachers, 
    Promoting Excellence in Mathematics Education
    ,  will take place on April 21, 2018.
  • Professor Jimmy Mc Laughlin has published a book, Topics and Methods in q-Series.
  • The Department of Mathematics 31st Annual Awards Ceremony was held on September 24, 2017.
  • Professor Andreas Aristotelous was awarded an 
    NSF grant 

     on July 1 2017.

  • The Department of Mathematics 2017
    Integration Bee
    was held on April 12, 2017. Pizza and fun were had by all.
  • The 30th
    Mathematics Scholarship Awards Banquet
    was held on Saturday, 5 November, at the Foundation.
  • The Department now offers a Master of Science Degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics.
  • Graduate Course Schedule going forward from Fall 2015.
  • Mathematicians have the best jobs - read the article in the Wall Street Journal



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