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 Chair:László Lipták (liptak@oakland.edu, 248-370-4054)
 Associate Chair:Wendy Zhang (w2zhang@oakland.edu, 248-370-3442)
 Undergraduate Program Coordinator: Theophilus Ogunyemi (ogunyemi@oakland.edu, 248-370-2890)
 Chief Undergraduate Adviser:Darrell Schmidt (schmidt@oakland.edu, 248-370-3433)
 Graduate Program Coordinator:Meir Shillor (shillor@oakland.edu, 248-370-3439)
 Chief Graduate Adviser:Meir Shillor (shillor@oakland.edu, 248-370-3439)
 
Full-Time Faculty

Kevin T. Andrews, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois
  • Areas of Interest: Applicable Analysis, Functional Analysis, Operator Theory
  • Office: 451 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4025
  • E-mail: andrews@oakland.edu
Baruch Cahlon, Professor
  • Ph.D. Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • Recipient of 2012 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Numerical Analysis, Integral Equations, Delay Differential Equations
  • Office: 550 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3435
  • E-mail: cahlon@oakland.edu
Aycil Cesmelioglu, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Rice University
  • Areas of Interest: Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods, hybridizable DG (HDG) methods, finite element methods (FEM), fluid flow and multiphysics problems
  • Office: 387 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3438
  • E-mail: cesmelio@oakland.edu
Charles Ching-an Cheng, Professor
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University
  • Areas of Interest: Computer Algebra, Discrete Algorithms, Homological Algebra, Category Theory
  • Office: 454 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3444
  • E-mail: cheng@oakland.edu
Eddie Cheng, Distinguished Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Recipient of 2007 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Recipient of 2009 Professor of the Year Award, Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan
  • Recipient of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition Service Award (2011)
  • Areas of Interest: Combinatorial Optimization, Linear and Integer Programming, Network Analysis
  • Office: 348 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4024
  • E-mail: echeng@oakland.edu
Dorin Drignei, Associate Professor 
  • Ph.D. Iowa State University
  • Areas of Interest: Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments, Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Models, Space-time Modeling
  • Office: 367 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3425
  • E-mail: drigne@oakland.edu
Jerrold Grossman, Professor, on leave Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Recipient of 1990 Oakland University Marion Wilson Award
  • Recipient of 1992 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Recipient of 1994 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Recipient of 2005 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient of 2007 Mathematical Association of America Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • Recipient of 2011 Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Engagement Award
  • Areas of Interest: Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematical Collaboration, Elementary Number Theory
  • Office: 346 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3443
  • E-mail: grossman@oakland.edu
Ravindra Khattree, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • Member, Center for Biomedical Research
  • Winner of Young Statistician Award, International Indian Statistical Association (2002)
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association (inducted 2003)
  • Elected Member of International Statistical Institute (elected in 2004)
  • Recipient of 2008 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Multivariate Analysis, Experimental Designs, Statistical Quality Control, Biostatistics, Classification Problems, Bioequivalence
  • Office: 551 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3448
  • E-mail: khattree@oakland.edu
Serge Kruk, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Areas of Interest: Optimization, Constraint Programming, Numerical Analysis
  • Office: 548 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3428
  • E-mail: kruk@oakland.edu
Robert Kushler, Associate Professor 
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Areas of Interest: Statistical Computing, Statistical Modeling, Industrial Statistics
  • Office: 344 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3445
  • E-mail: kushler@oakland.edu
Li Li, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Areas of Interest: Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics
  • Office: 350 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3447
  • E-mail: li2345@oakland.edu
László Lipták, Professor and Chairperson
  • Ph.D. Yale University
  • Areas of Interest: Combinatorics, Alpha-critical Graphs, Stable-set Polytope, Lovasz-Schrijver Operator, 0-1 Optimization, Interconnection Networks
  • Office: 368 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4054
  • E-mail: liptak@oakland.edu
Theophilus Ogunyemi, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Kansas State University
  • Areas of Interest: Bayesian Inference, Statistical Design Theory, Applied Statistics
  • Office: 373 MSC // Phone: 248-370-2890
  • E-mail: ogunyemi@oakland.edu
Subbaiah Perla, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Rochester
  • Areas of Interest: Multivariate Statistical Methods, Quality Control, Reliability
  • Office: 544 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3429
  • E-mail: perla@oakland.edu
Harvey Qu, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Areas of Interest: Design of Experiment, Computer Experiments, Industrial Statistics
  • Office: 371 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4029
  • E-mail: qu@oakland.edu
Libin Rong, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Recipient of 2013 Oakland University New Investigator Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Mathematical Biology
  • Office: 444 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3446
  • E-mail: rong2@oakland.edu
Darrell Schmidt, Professor
  • Ph.D. Montana State University
  • Recipient of 1999 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Recipient of 2012 Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Engagement Award
  • Areas of Interest: L1-approximation, Constrained Approximation, Numerical Solution of Integral Equations, Delay Differential Equations
  • Office: 552 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3433
  • E-mail: schmidt@oakland.edu
Irwin E. Schochetman, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park
  • Areas of Interest: Mathematical Optimization, Infinite Mathematical Programming, Infinite Horizon Optimization
  • Office: 553 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3434
  • E-mail: schochet@oakland.edu
Tony Shaska, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Florida
  • Areas of Interest: Computational Algebraic Geometry, Galois Theory, Algebraic Curves and Their Applications
  • Office: 546 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3436
  • E-mail: shaska@oakland.edu
Peter Shi, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Delaware
  • Areas of Interest: P.D.E., Solid Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling
  • Office: 452 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3427
  • E-mail: pshi@oakland.edu
Meir Shillor, Distinguished Professor 
  • Ph.D. Hebrew University (Israel)
  • Recipient of 2002 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interests: Applications of Variational Inequalities and Partial Differential Equations to Models of Industrial Processes, especially to frictional contact, adhesion, material damage, and wear; Stefan problems and phase transitions; Dynamical systems and their applications to population dynamics and epidemiology
  • Office: 554 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3439
  • E-mail: shillor@oakland.edu
Anna Spagnuolo, Professor
  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Areas of Interests: Fluid Flow in Porous Media, Numerical Analysis, Modeling, Computation, Mathematical Biology, Computation of Disease Processes
  • Office: 345 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4032
  • E-mail: spagnuol@oakland.edu
Dan Steffy, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Areas of Interest: Optimization, Operations Research, Symbolic Computation
  • Office: 349 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4238
  • E-mail: steffy@oakland.edu
Nghia Tran, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Wayne State University
  • Areas of Interest: Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Variational Analysis
  • Office: 347 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4030
  • E-mail: nttran@oakland.edu
J. Barry Turett, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois
  • Areas of Interest: Geometry of Banach Spaces, Function Spaces
  • Office: 450 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4023
  • E-mail: turett@oakland.edu
Stuart S. Wang, Professor, on leave
  • Ph.D. Cornell University
  • Areas of Interest: Jacobian Conjecture, Automorphisms of Polynomial Rings, Separable Algebras
  • Office: 448 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3441
  • E-mail: swang@oakland.edu
Stephen J. Wright, Professor 
  • Ph.D. Indiana University
  • Areas of Interest: Number Theory, Differential Equations, Functional Analysis, Operator Algebras
  • Office: 453 MSC // Phone: 248-370-4028
  • E-mail: wright@oakland.edu
Wen Zhang, Professor
  • Ph.D. Southern Methodist University
  • Areas of Interest: Scientific Computation, Numerical ODEs and PDEs, Applied Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Applications in Biology, Materials Science and Mechanics.
  • Office: 446 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3442
  • E-mail: w2zhang@oakland.edu

Adjunct and Visiting Faculty

Gary McDonald, Adjunct Professor
  • Ph.D., D.Sc. (honoris causa) Purdue University
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association (inducted 1982)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (inducted 1986)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (inducted 1990)
  • Recipient of the 2007 American Statistical Association Founders Award
  • Areas of Interest: Decision Theory, Linear Models, Data Analysis, Ranking and Selection, Ridge Analysis
  • Office: 369 MSC // Phone: 248-370-3449
  • E-mail: mcdonald@oakland.edu

Associated Faculty

Paul J. Weinberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies, School of Education and Human Services 
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • Areas of Interest: Mathematics Education
  • Office: 470D Pawley Hall // Phone: 408-529-3139
  • E-mail: weinberg@oakland.edu

Part-Time Faculty 

Sharon Bailey, Special Lecturer &Workshop Director
  • M.S. Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago
  • Office: 389 MSC
  • Phone: 248-370-4037
  • E-mail: bailey@oakland.edu
Robert Connolly, Lecturer
Nicole Dambrun, Special Lecturer
Ada Dong, Lecturer
  • Ph.D. Oakland University
  • Office: 393 MSC
  • Phone: 248-370-4031
  • E-mail: dong@oakland.edu
Michael Gosling, Special Lecturer
William Hamilton, Special Lecturer
Jane Mullally, Special Lecturer
Mark Near, Special Lecturer
  • M.A. Oakland University,
  • Office: 363 MSC
  • Phone: 248-370-4022
  • E-mail: near@oakland.edu
Kevin Pate, Lecturer
Annette Stanesa, Special Lecturer
Thomas Van Houten, Lecturer
Lonnie Vance, Lecturer
Kari Wasen, Special Lecturer
Sherri Zimmerman, Special Lecturer

Industrial Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Dennis Black, Comerica Bank
  • Dr. David Lamb, U.S. Army Research
  • Dr. Emmanuel Tsimmis, Siemens

Emeriti and Retired Faculty

  • Louis R. Bragg, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Recipient of 1987 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • J. Curtis Chipman, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Dartmouth College
  • David J. Downing, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. University of Iowa Recipient of 1983 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award
  • George F. Feeman, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Lehigh University
  • Bo-nan Jiang, Associate Professor, retired, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin
  • Donald G. Malm, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Brown University
  • Louis Jack Nachman, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • Sze-Kai Tsui, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Deceased Faculty

  • Harvey J. Arnold, Ph.D. Princeton University
  • John Dettman, Ph.D. Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Jon Froemke, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • William C. Hoffman, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  • G. Philip Johnson, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • James H. McKay, Ph.D. University of Washington

Last updated: July 23, 2015. Send additions or corrections (or other comments) to Professor Li or Professor Steffy.