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The mission and goal of the Department of Mathematics is to cultivate in our students the careful logic, deep thinking, and creative ideas that characterize mathematical thought and contribute to responsible citizenship. By providing high-quality instruction in mathematical content, skills, and reasoning, the Department will contribute to the broad education of all students and will prepare its majors for advanced degree programs and/or careers requiring training in mathematics.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Research and Opportunities

  • Department-funded travel to national and regional mathematics conferences
  • Summer independent research opportunities with W&J mathematics faculty
  • Guidance and mentoring for summer Research Experience for Undergraduate programs
  • Opportunities to present original work and capstone projects at professional meetings


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Mathematics Faculty

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Program Chair

Ryan Higginbottom, Ph.D.

Office: OM 303C Degrees: Ph.D. and M.S. Mathematics, University of Virginia; B.S. Mathematics, Bucknell University Areas of Study Ryan Higginbottom is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics. He teaches classes from across the mathematics curriculum, but particularly enjoys teaching Topology, Algebraic Structures, and Foundations of Higher Mathematics. His areas of interest are topology,…

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Faun Doherty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics, Pre-Health Professions

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Jeannette L. Kline, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics


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John E. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics


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Kimberly Jones, M.S.

Instructor of Mathematics


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Robert Muth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


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Roman W. Wong, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics


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