"My experience with the Mathematics program here at Andrews was immensely positive. . . .

I never felt belittled or neglected by anyone in the department. The faculty helped feed my desire for knowledge and opened my mind to new mathematics and new ways of thinking. For example, learning proofs indirectly helped to develop my rhetorical critical-thinking skills. The math classes I took here at Andrews opened my eyes to a new world of things I can do or accomplish by simply using my head, and I truly feel like the sky is the limit. So as I move on to the next stages in my life, I am excited because I feel prepared, not because I feel I have accumulated sufficient knowledge for success, but because I am prepared to learn new things and solve new problems no one has faced before."--Recent mathematics graduate


Mission Statement

Through teaching, research, and service, the Andrews University Department of Mathematics seeks to provide leadership by

  • Preparing a diverse student body with the mathematical understanding, problem-solving skills, and dispositions that enable career excellence;
  • Increasing mathematical and scientific knowledge through publication and presentation and engaging undergraduates in research;
  • Supporting the broader mathematics education community and mentoring others for generous service through a committed Christian life.

97% of our graduates since 2011 are employed or in graduate school

Their CAREERS are in
Actuarial Science EMT Medicine
Accounting Engineering Music (Conducting)
Assessment Finance Pharmacy
Business High School Teaching Risk Management
Computer Programming ITS Secondary Education
Elementary Education Law Software Engineering
Since 2005 they have attended GRADUATE SCHOOL at
American Univ, Washington College of Law Indiana University, Bloomington University of Arizona
Andrews University Loma Linda Medical School University of Buffalo
Australian National University in Canberra Lousiana State Univ, Baton Rouge University of California, Davis
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Miami University, Oxford, OH University of Illinois, Chicago
Cal Tech New Jersey Institute of Technology Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Central Michigan University Notre Dame University University of Massachusetts
Colorado State University  Oklahoma State University University of Michigan School of Law
Columbia University Law School Purdue University University of North Texas, Denton
Cornell University Roosevelt Univ, Schaumburg, IL University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Florida State University Stanford University University of Texas, Dallas
George Mason University Texas State University West Virginia University, Morgantown
Georgetown University Texas Tech University--Lubbock  
Georgia State University Towson University  
Since 2008 they have done REUs and SUMMER INTERNSHIPS at
Kitt Peak National Observatory Computational Molecular Biophysics Lab, Brooklyn College 
NHLBI Inst for Training in Biostats, Boston Univ Santa Fe Institute
Seabird Ecology Team, Andrews University North Carolina State University
Northwestern University Nanophotonic Material Group, Univ of Central Florida
SURF Program, CRISP, Yale University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Michigan Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
University of Guadalajara, Mexico Cook Nuclear Center, Bridgman, MI
SMALL REU, Williams College  

Latest Research by Students

Student coauthors in bold

Papers

Gallos, D., Gallos, C., Watson, W., & Henson, S.M. 2018. A note on synchronous egg laying in a seabird behavior model. Journal of Difference Equations and Applications 24:1953-1966. https://doi.org/10.1080/10236198.2018.1544633.
Robertson, S. L., Henson, S. M., Robertson, T., & Cushing, J. M. 2018. A matter of maturity: To delay or not to delay? Continuous-time compartmental models of structured populations in the literature 2000-2016. Natural Resource Modeling 31:e12160. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12160
Krzywoń, Ł., & Oh, Y. M. 2018. Time-like rectifying curves in E_1^4. The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, to appear.
Robertson, S. L., Henson, S. M., Robertson, T., & Cushing,  J. M.  2018. A matter of maturity: To delay or not to delay? Continuous-time compartmental models of structured populations in the literature 2000-2016. Natural Resource Modeling 31:e12160. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12160
McWilliams, K. M., Sandler, A. G., Atkins, G. J., Henson, S. M., & Hayward. J. L. 2018. Courtship and copulation in Glaucous-winged Gulls, Larus glaucescens, and the influence of environmental variables. Wilson Journal of Ornithology ,130:270–285.

Talks

Ford, L. Presentation. “Positive Solutions to a General Predator-Prey System with Combined Self-Limitation and Competition.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Garcia, D. G. Presentation. “A Curve Satisfying τ/κ = 1/s with Constant κ > 0.” Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 18, 2019.
Garcia, D. G. Presentation. “A Curve Satisfying τ/κ = 1/s with Constant κ > 0.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Malakhov, M., & Phadke, I. Presentation. “Federalism in Epidemic Modeling: Multi-objective Management of Interconnected Populations.” AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 18, 2019.
Malakhov, M. Presentation. “Modeling the Impact of Bat Dispersal on White-nose Syndrome Control Strategies.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Malakhov, M. Presentation. "Managing White-nose Syndrome in Bats: A Spatially Dynamic Modelling Approach." 2019 Honors Thesis Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, April 12, 2019.
Miller, A. Presentation. “Aggregation Induced Emission in PAMAM Dendrimers.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Nurhan, Y. I., & Watson, J. Presentation. “Model for Gull Egg-laying Behavior: Tracking the Egg Order.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Park, J. Poster. “An Involute and Evolute of a Rectifying Curve.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Sun, Q. Poster. “A Predator-prey Biological Model with Combined Birth Rates and Self-limitation.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Swerdlow, J. Presentation. “Developing a Mobile Application for Electrochemiluminescent Biosensor Control and Analysis.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Conference, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 1, 2019.
Gallos, C, Gallos, D, Watson, W., & Henson, S.M. Presentation. "Bifurcations in a Discrete-time Model for Synchronous Egg-laying in a Seabird Colony." Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, March 9, 2018.
Malakhov, M. M. Presentation. "Cannibalism and Synchrony in a Periodic Matrix Seabird Population Model." Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, March 9, 2018.
Gallos, C, Gallos, D,  & Henson, S. M. Presentation. "Backward Bifurcations in a Periodic Matrix Model of Seabird Population Dynamics." Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 10, 2018.
MacDonald, B., Malakhov, M. M., Henson, S. M., & Cushing, J. M. "Backward Bifurcations in a Periodic Matrix Model of Seabird Population Dynamics." Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 10, 2018.