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Mathematical Sciences

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.  The BS in Mathematics allows for concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, Secondary Education (with teacher certification in either 7-12 Mathematics or 7-12 Mathematics/Physics), and Statistics.

Registration for each course in Mathematical Sciences (with a MATH or STAT prefix) requires a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses.

Advising

All undergraduate mathematics majors are required to consult with and have their enrollment approved by their undergraduate advisor before every enrollment.

Placement

Students who intend to register in the following:

MATH 0311Intermediate Algebra3
MATH 1319Math in the Modern World3
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 1508Precalculus5
MATH 2301Math for Social Sciences II3

must present an official document at registration showing that they have either an adequate placement examination score or received a grade of C or better in the prerequisite course. Placement exam scores expire after five (5) years.

GPA Requirements

Mathematics majors must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all MATH and STAT courses (Students should refer to the Standards of Academic Performance section of this catalog.)

Prerequisites

All mathematics (MATH) or statistics (STAT) courses that have MATH or STAT prerequisites require a grade of C or better in the prerequisite course.

 

Chair

Maria Mariani
Contact Information: mcmariani@utep.edu; 915-747-6861
Education: MS, Univ. of Buenos Aires; Ph D, Univ. of Buenos Aires; MS, Univ. of Buenos Aires

Professor

Behzad Djafari-Rouhani
Contact Information: behzad@utep.edu; 915-747-6767
Education: Baccalaureat (High School Degree), Lycee franco-iraninen de Teheran; D.U.E.S. (Math-Physics), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6); Maitrise de Mathematiques, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6); Ingenieur Civil des Mines, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris; Ph D, Yale University

Art Duval
Contact Information: aduval@utep.edu; 915-747-6846
Education: BS, California Institute of Technology; Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joe Guthrie
Contact Information: jguthrie@utep.edu; 915-747-6755
Education: BA, The University of Texas at Austin; MA, Texas Christian University; Ph D, Texas Christian University

Mohamed Khamsi
Contact Information: mohamed@utep.edu; 915-747-6763
Education: Ph D, University of Paris 6

Lawrence Lesser
Contact Information: Lesser@utep.edu; 915-747-6845
Education: BA, Rice University; MS, The University of Texas at Austin; Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin

Ming-Ying Leung
Contact Information: mleung@utep.edu; 915-747-6836
Education: BS, University of Hong Kong; M. Phil., University of Hong Kong; MS, Stanford University; Ph D, Stanford University

Nancy Marcus
Contact Information: nancymarcus@utep.edu; 915-747-6750
Education: BS, Texas Western College; MS, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, New Mexico State University

Maria Mariani
Contact Information: mcmariani@utep.edu; 915-747-6861
Education: MS, Univ. of Buenos Aires; Ph D, Univ. of Buenos Aires; MS, Univ. of Buenos Aires

Osvaldo Mendez
Contact Information: osmendez@utep.edu; 915-747-6862
Education: Licenciado en Matematicas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario; Ph D, University of Minnesota; MS, University of Minnesota

Ori Rosen
Contact Information: orosen@utep.edu; 915-747-6843
Education: BS, Technion; MS, Technion; ScD, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Emil Schwab
Contact Information: eschwab@utep.edu; 915-747-6758
Education: BS, West University of Timisoara; Ph D, Babeș-Bolyai University

Edward Sewell
Contact Information: sewell@utep.edu; 915-747-6762
Education: Ph D, Purdue University; MS, University of Texas Austin

Xiaogang Su
Contact Information: xsu@utep.edu; 915-747-6860
Education: BS, Beijing Normal University; MS, University of California, Davis; Ph D, University of California, Davis

Mourat Tchoshanov
Contact Information: mouratt@utep.edu; 915-747-7668
Education: Specialist Degree, Turkmen State Pedagogical Institute; Candidate of Sciences Degree, Kazan State Pedagogical Institute; Ph D, Kazan State Pedagogical University

Piotr Wojciechowski
Contact Information: piotrw@utep.edu; 915-747-6774
Education: Ph D, Bowling Green State University

Associate Professor

Miguel Argaez
Contact Information: margaez@utep.edu; 915-747-6775
Education: BS, Universidad del Valle; MS, Universidad Nacional; MA, Rice University; Ph D, Rice University

Hamide Dogan-Dunlap
Contact Information: hdogan@utep.edu; 915-747-6769
Education: Ph D, University of Oklahoma

Helmut Knaust
Contact Information: hknaust@utep.edu; 915-747-7002
Education: Diplom-Mathematiker, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet; Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin

Kien Lim
Contact Information: kienlim@utep.edu; 915-747-6772
Education: General Certificate of Education ‘A’ Level, Raffles Junior College, Singapore; BA, National University of Singapore; MS, University of Wyoming; Ph D, University of California San Diego & San Diego State University

Naijun Sha
Contact Information: nsha@utep.edu; 915-747-6844
Education: BS, Fudan University; MS, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, Texas A&M University

Luis Valdez-Sanchez
Contact Information: lvsanchez@utep.edu; 915-747-6766
Education: BS, The University of Texas at El Paso; MA, University of California, Berkeley; Ph D, University of California, Berkeley

Amy Wagler
Contact Information: awagler2@utep.edu; 915-747-6847
Education: BS, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin; MS, Oklahoma State University; Ph D, Oklahoma State University

Son-Young Yi
Contact Information: syi@utep.edu; 915-747-6864
Education: BS, Korea University; MS, Seoul National University; Ph D, Purdue University

Assistant Professor

Anass Bouchnita
Contact Information: abouchnita@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, Université Mohammed V de Rabat; Ph D, Université de Lyon

Suneel Babu Chatla
Contact Information: sbchatla@utep.edu; 915-747-6764
Education: Ph D, National Tsing Hua University

Asim Kumer Dey
Contact Information: adey@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, The University of Texas at Dallas

Abhijit Mandal
Contact Information: amandal@utep.edu; 915-747-8246
Education: MS, Indian Statistical Institute; Ph D, Indian Statistical Institute

Michael Pokojovy
Contact Information: mpokojovy@utep.edu; 915-747-6761
Education: Ph D, University of Konstanz

Natasha Sharma
Contact Information: nssharma@utep.edu; 915-747-6858
Education: Ph D, University of Houston

Associate Professor of Instruction

Francisco Avila
Contact Information: favila2@utep.edu; 915-747-8908
Education: MS, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, New Mexico State University

Maria Beccar-Varela
Contact Information: mpvarela@utep.edu; 915-747-8038
Education: MS, University of Buenos Aires; MS, The University of Texas at El Paso; MS, New Mexico State University; Ph D, New Mexico State University; ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction, THE ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY EDUCATORS AND THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACUE and ACE)

Louise Guthrie
Contact Information: lguthrie@utep.edu; 915-747-8908
Education: Ph D, New Mexico State University

Yin Lin
Contact Information: ylin4@utep.edu; 915-747-7001
Education: BS, Southern Arkansas University; MS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Ph D, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Andrew Pownuk
Contact Information: ampownuk@utep.edu; 915-747-6759
Education: MS, Silesian Technical University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics; Postgraduate Study, Silesian University of Technology Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science; School of English Language (1995-1999), British Council; Ph D, Silesian University of Technology; MS, University of Texas at El Paso; MS, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of Texas at El Paso

Julio Cesar Urenda Castaneda
Contact Information: jcurenda@utep.edu; 915-747-7005
Education: BS, The University of Texas at El Paso; MS, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, New Mexico State University; MS, The University of Texas at El Paso

Senior Lecturer

Guillermo Heredia
Contact Information: gherediajr@utep.edu; 915-747-8738
Education: BS, University of Texas at El Paso; MS, University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

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Phone: 915.747.5761

Email: mathdept@utep.edu

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