Department of Mathematics

# Faculty & Staff

## Full-Time Faculty

**Dr. Karen Benbury**Professor

301-860-3354

kbenbury@bowiestate.edu

PhD in mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Abstract algebra, algebraic foundations of quantum mechanics, geometry, probability and statistics, computational mathematics**Research interests:** algebraic foundations of quantum mechanics, computational mathematics, math education**Teaching:** Geometry, introduction to math ideas, advanced calculus, probability and statistics

**Prof. Claudette Burge **Lecturer

301-860-3362

cburge@bowiestate.edu

MS, Central State University, Edmont, OK.**Teaching: **Developmental mathematics, mathematics for elementary school teachers

**Dr. Mesfin M. Etefa**

Assistant Professor

metefa@bowiestate.edu

PhD in Industrial and Computational Mathematics, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD**Research Interests:** Fractional calculus, evolution equations, impulsive fractional differential equations, stability and controllability**Teaching:** Differential equations, partial differential equations, number theory, calculus sequence

**Dr. Elena Klimova**Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Mathematics

301-860-3358

eklimova@bowiestate.edu

Ph.D., Higher Attestation Commission (Russia), BA, MA, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia). Differential geometry and topology, gravitational theories**Research interests:** Methods of teaching mathematics**Teaching:** Mathematics for school teachers

**Dr. Scott LaLonde**Associate Professor

slalonde@bowiestate.edu

PhD in Mathematics, Dartmouth College**Research interests:** C*-algebras, group/groupoid crossed products, graph C*-algebras, inverse semigroups, dynamical systems**Teaching interests: **Abstract algebra, analysis, differential equations, linear algebra

**Dr. Chaobin Liu**Professor

301-860-3361

cliu@bowiestate.edu

PhD in mathematics, Temple University. Probability theory and mathematical statistics, quantum computation**Research interests:** Quantum walks and their probabilities, quantum information and computing, mathematical physics**Teaching: **Probability theory and mathematical statistics

**Dr. Mehran Mahdavi **Professor

301-860-3357

mmahdavi@bowiestate.edu

PhD in applied mathematics, University of Texas, Arlington.**Research interests: **Theory of equations involving abstract Volterra operators (causal operators)**Teaching: **Ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, complex analysis, dynamical systems

**Dr. Roman Sznajder **Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

301-860-3360

rsznajder@bowiestate.edu

PhD in applied mathematics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MS in mathematics, Warsaw University, Poland. Complementarity problems and variational inequalities**Research interests: **Complementarity problems in Euclidean Jordan algebras, mathematical optimization, convex analysis, mathematical analysis, philosophy and history of mathematics**Teaching: **Numerical analysis, real analysis, optimization, computational methods, linear algebra

## Contingent Full-Time Faculty

**Prof. Daniel Perkins**

Lecturer

dperkins@bowiestate.edu

MS, BS in applied and computational mathematics, Bowie State University**Teaching: **Precalculus I and II, Calculus suite

**Prof. Kenneth Preston **Lecturer

301-860-3350

kpreston@bowiestate.edu

MS, BS in applied and computational mathematics, Bowie State University**Teaching: **Developmental mathematics, lab supervision

**Prof. Cassandra Scott **Lecturer

301-860-3356

cscott@bowiestate.edu

MS in Math Education, Howard University, BS in Electrical Engineering, Southern University**Teaching:** College algebra, precalculus, mathematical ideas, statistics

**Prof. Jasmine O. Tolson**Lecturer

jtolson@bowiestate.edu

MS, BS in applied and computational mathematics, Bowie State University**Teaching: **Finite mathematics, precalculus, mathematical ideas, probability & statistics

## Interim Administrative Assistant

**Jesseki Kelly**

301-860-3351

jokelly@bowiestate.edu

Ms Kelly holds BS in Communications with Concentration in Broadcast Journalism from BSU.

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