About

The Department of Mathematical Sciences

The  Department of Mathematical Sciences provides students with the training in mathematics and statistics necessary for success in their careers. Mathematics more and more becomes an integral part of hi-tech industries; many technological, political and social processes have become so complex that they could not be really understood without a mathematician's involvement. Our graduates are prepared for exciting and fulfilling careers in academia, industry, government, and other areas. In addition to educational activities, our faculty are committed to excellence both in research in the mathematical sciences, and in service to the citizens of Montana and the wider community.

The University of Montana

Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community.

(MT)^2 Staff


Professor Ke WuProfessor Ke Wu, Program Director
Area of Expertise: Math Education
Email: Ke.Wu@mso.umt.edu

Professor Wu oversees the (MT)2 project. She is responsible for  the recruitment of scholars, communication with partner institutions, and program assessment.




kelly mckinnieProfessor Kelly McKinnie, Awards and summer coordinator.
Area of Expertise: Algebra
Email: kelly.mckinnie@mso.umt.edu

Professor McKinnie oversees the awards made to graduate and undergraduate students. She is also involved in coordinating the summer program.




jenny mcnultyProfessor Jenny McNulty, Mentor and Student Support Coordinator
Area of Expertise: Combinatorics
Email: mcnulty@mso.umt.edu

Professor McNulty manages the mentoring and student-support aspects of the program, including oversight of tutoring sessions, organization of monthly meetings of the Undergraduate Scholars and Graduate Fellows and coordination of mentors.


professor stoneProfessor Emily Stone, Recruitment Specialist
Area of Expertise: Applied Math
Email: stone@mso.umt.edu

Professor Stone has experience working with both undergraduate and graduate students in her research in dynamical systems. For this project she will act as a mentor at large and carry out recruitment initiatives.

(MT)2 Advisory Board

  • Aloysius Helminck,  North Carolina State University
  • Ruth Haas, Smith College
  • William Velez, University of Arizona

Partner Institutions

  • Little Big Horn College
  • Chief Dull Knife College
  • Stone Child College
  • Blackfeet Community College
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Aaniiih Nakoda College
  • Fort Peck Community College
  • Flathead Valley Community College
  • Miles Community College
  • Montana Tech