Core Faculty

Johnathan Bardsley Department Chair, Professor

Office: Math 210
Email: MathChair@mso.umt.edu
Fax: (406) 243-2674
Office Hours:

Official: 2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

Un-official: I am open to meeting at other times, just let me know.

Research Interests

Inverse Problems, Uncertainty Quantification, Computational Mathematics, Computational Statistics


Eric Chesebro Professor

Office: Math 308
Email: Eric.Chesebro@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

By appointment via Zoom.

Research Interests

Geometric topology, especially knot theory and hyperbolic 3-manifolds.

I also used to be a sculptor and printmaker.  Most of my artwork was designed using random numbers and elementary mathematics.


Elizabeth Gillaspy Assistant professor

Office: MATH 012
Email: elizabeth.gillaspy@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

For M 514: Tuesday 9-10 (in person); Friday 10-11 (via Zoom); or by appointment.

For M 307: Monday 11-12 (via Zoom); Tuesday 1-2 (via Zoom); Wednesday 10-11 (in person); Friday 2-3 (in person); or by appointment.

 

 


Jon Graham Professor, Data & Modeling Core Director

Office: Math 204
Email: jgraham@mso.umt.edu
Fax: 406-243-2674
Office Hours:

Tuesday (1-2) on Zoom, Wednesday (12-1) in room 211, Thursday (11-1) on Zoom, Thursday (2-4) in room 211

Research Interests

Mathematical & Applied Statistics


Leonid Kalachev Statistical and Mathematical Consulting

Office: Math 309
Email: Kalachev@mso.umt.edu

Research Interests

Applied Mathematics, Asymptotic Methods


Mark Kayll Professor

Office: MATH 209
Email: mark.kayll@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesday 2:00 -- 2:50pm and Thursday: 2:00 -- 2:50pm; and by appointment (informal or otherwise)

Meetings are by Zoom; please see course syllabus for information; if you are not registered for one of my courses, please send an email request.

Research Interests

Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science


Kelly McKinnie Professor and Associate Chair - Graduate Program

Office: Math 111
Email: kelly.mckinnie@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Here is a link to my office hours as a google calendar.

Research Interests

Finite dimensional division algebras, the Brauer group, valuation theory and algebraic geometry


Cory Palmer Associate Professor

Office: Math 004E
Email: cory.palmer@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

TBA

Research Interests

Graph theory and combinatorics


David Patterson Professor

Office: Math 208
Email: david.patterson@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Spring 2021: I am teaching remotely this semester. Please contact me via email to set up a Zoom or phone meeting. 

Research Interests

Applied statistics, classification


Frederick Peck Associate Professor

Office: Math 201
Email: frederick.peck@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

I'm happy to meet anytime via Zoom. Just go to www.fapeck.com/meeting to schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.

 

 

Research Interests

My research draws on two traditions in mathematics education and the learning sciences: Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) and cultural-historical perspectives on learning. RME starts with the premise that mathematics is, first and foremost, an activity, the human activity of structuring the world. Cultural-historical perspectives on learning are also concerned with human activity. From a cultural-historical perspective, the primary features of human activity are (a) that it is productive, and (b) that it is intertwined with the products of prior activity. Thus my research examines the following big question:

“what gets produced as people engage in mathematical activity?”

In short, my answer is, activity, artifacts, community, and identity are all “productively intertwined,” with each producing and being produced by, the others:

I view all aspects of this mutual production to be at play in all mathematical activity. However, I find it productive to focus different strands of my research on particular aspects, as described in the "Projects" section, below.

 


Javier Perez Alvaro Assistant Professor

Office: Math 301
Email: javier.perez-alvaro@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Monday:  10am-11am

Wednesday: 3pm-4pm

Friday: 10am-11apm

If these times don't work for you, please contact me to make an appointment (or knock if I am in my office.)

 

 

Personal webpage

Research Interests

My main interest are Matrix Analysis and Numerical Linear Algebra and its applications. These fields are a fundamental part of Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Computational Mathematics. More specifically my interests include (i) polynomial eigenvalue problems, matrix polynomials, and their linearizations; (ii) conditioning and backward error analyses; (iii) nonlinear eigenvalue problems.

My Google Scholar profile


Matthew Roscoe Associate Professor

Office: Math 213
Email: matt.roscoe@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

By Appointment

 

Research Interests

Mathematics Education


Regina Souza Lecturer

Office: MATH 104
Email: regina.souza@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Please make an appointment:

You can use email, leave a voice mail (406) 243-2166, or directly schedule a meeting time.

Link to my Zoom Meeting Room, Meeting ID: 260 089 6966

Research Interests

Differential Geometry


Bharath Sriraman Professor

Office: Math 310
Email: sriramanb@mso.umt.edu

Research Interests

Creativity; Cognition; Interdisciplinarity (Math-Art-Science); International Mathematics Education; Philosophy; Encyclopaedism


Brian Steele Professor

Office: Math314
Email: brian.steele@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

MWF 2:00-3:00 PM and by apointment

Research Interests

Predictive analytics


Emily Stone Professor

Office: Math 004B
Email: stone@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Spring 2021 Semester

Office hours for non-course related issues are by Zoom.  Please email me to make an appointment:  emily.stone@umontana.edu

Research Interests

Applied Math and Dynamical Systems


Karel Stroethoff Professor

Office: MA 307
Email: karel.stroethoff@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Monday: 4:10-5:00
Tuesday: 5:00-5:50
Wednesday: 5:00-5:10
Friday: 4:10-5:00

Research Interests

Complex & Functional Analysis, Operator Theory


Nikolaus Vonessen Professor and Associate Chair - Undergraduate Program

Office: Math 207
Email: nikolaus.vonessen@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Zoom (or Phone) Office Hours (by appointment only): 

Please email me for an appointment. Let me know in your email a couple of times that would work for you (and whether you want a Zoom appointment or a phone call from me).
I'll be happy to meet with you - we just have to set up a time that works for both of us!

Research Interests

Algebra, in particular non-commutative ring and invariant theory.


Ke Wu Professor

Office: Math 304
Email: Ke.Wu@mso.umt.edu

Research Interests

STEM integration, STEM education, Mathematics Education, Mentoring, Multicultural STEM curriculum