The Department of Mathematics emphasizes good teaching and takes great pride in the research and teaching accomplishments of its faculty members. Members of the department faculty have received a variety of University Awards, including the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Distinguished Service Award for Administration, the Natural Science Teaching Award, the Honors Professorship, the Natural Sciences Research Award, and the Distinguished Service Award for Research. Faculty members in the Department have given invited lectures on 6 continents and in 68 countries. They have published more than 1000 research papers in technical journals.

Current Faculty

Jeffrey Achter / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6716
Office: Weber 205B

Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, Mathematical Ecology and Evolution

Henry Adams / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5085
Office: Weber 120

I am interested in computational topology and geometry, combinatorial topology, and applied topology, including applications to data analysis and to sensor networks.

David Aristoff / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2792
Office: Weber 221

Monte Carlo methods, statistical physics, numerical analysis

Liz Arnold / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3819
Office: Weber 113

Preparation and development of K-12 mathematics and statistics teachers

Wolfgang Bangerth / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-8631
Office: Weber 214

Numerical analysis, scientific computing, mathematical software

Steve Benoit / Assistant Professor, Co-Director Precalculus Center
Phone: (970) 491-0549
Office: Weber 137A

Distance Learning, Numerical Analysis/Simulation, Lasers and Photonic Crystals, Cell Dynamics

Anton Betten / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-1865
Office: Weber 207

Combinatorics, coding theory, design theory, algorithms, mathematical software, parallel computing

Richard Bradley / Professor / Preferred Name: Mark Bradley 
Phone: (970) 491-5735
Office: Engineering D215

My research centers on the nanoscale patterns that develop spontaneously when a solid surface is bombarded with a broad ion beam. These patterns include ordered arrays of nanodots and surface ripples with wavelengths as short as 10 nm. From a more mathematical standpoint, I study self-organization in systems driven far from equilibrium as well as solitons and shockwaves.

Renzo Cavalieri / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6283
Office: Weber 118

Algebraic Geometry, Moduli Spaces

Kelly Chappell / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6416
Office: Weber 122

Mathematics Education

Margaret Cheney / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6478
Office: Weber 203

Inverse Problems, Radar Imaging

Edwin Chong / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7858
Office: Engineering C101D

Control and Optimization, Communication Networks, Wireless Systems

Gerhard Dangelmayr / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3332
Office: Weber 116

Dynamical Systems and Applications

Jeanne Duflot / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6453
Office: Weber 218

Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry, K-Theory

Oleg Emanouilov / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7475
Office: Weber 220

Partial differential equations, optimal control, inverse problems

Hilary Freeman / Faculty
Phone: (970) 491-5308
Office: Weber 114

Maria Gillespie / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-1037
Office: Weber 125

Combinatorics, with applications to Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory

Jess Hagman / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5442
Office: Weber 121

Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Alexander Hulpke / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-4288
Office: Weber 206B

(Computational) Group Theory, Group Actions, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Symbolic Computation. Co-Author of the system GAP

Jamie Juul / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-4390
Office: Weber 112

My research interests are in the field of algebraic number theory, and more specifically, arithmetic dynamics. The main focus of my research is studying how the absolute Galois group of a field acts on pre-images of a point under iterates of a rational function. This area has many nice applications to number theory and dynamics.

Emily King / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6440
Office: Weber 111

My research interests include pure & applied harmonic analysis, data analysis, frame theory (in particular algebraic, geometric, and combinatorial methods in frame theory), and signal and image processing.

Michael Kirby / Professor (joint appointment in CS)
Phone: (970) 491-6850
Office: Weber 211

Computational and Applied Mathematics, Optimization and Mathematical Modeling

Philip Kopel / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7090
Office: Weber 017B

Jiangguo Liu / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3067
Office: Weber 127

Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing

Ross McConnell / Associate Professor (Joint Appointment Department of Mathematics)
Phone: (970) 491-7524
Office: Computer Science Building 466

My research is on efficient algorithms for combinatorial problems. I am especially interested in recursive decompositions of arbitrary graphs and digraphs, algorithms for classes of graphs that are subclasses of the class of perfect graphs, and classes of graphs that have geometric representations.

Ken McLaughlin / Professor, Department Chair
Phone: (970) 491-6452
Office: Weber 106

Analysis in Approximation Theory, Nonlinear Waves, and Random Matrix Theory

Rick Miranda / Provost
Phone: (970) 491-6614
Office: Administration 108

Algebraic Geometry, Provost and Executive Vice President

Jennifer Mueller / Professor, Graduate Director
Phone: (970) 491-7417
Office: Weber 128

Inverse problems, electrical impedance tomography, medical imaging, PDE's

Janet Oien / Prof/Indiv Contrib II
Phone: (970) 491-6602
Office: Weber 103

Iuliana Oprea / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6751
Office: Weber 123

Dynamical systems; pattern formation; fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability and bifurcation; numerical analysis; mathematical modeling

Amit Patel / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6456
Office: Weber 217

Applied Topology

Anita Pattison / Co-Director Precalculus Center
Phone: (970) 491-3683
Office: Weber 137D

Christopher Peterson / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5153
Office: Weber 209

Algebraic Geometry

Ali Pezeshki / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3242
Office: Engineering C103J

Statistical signal processing, coding theory, applied harmonic analysis, radar/sonar imaging

Olivier Pinaud / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5138
Office: Weber 214

Partial Differential Equations, Waves in Random Media, Inverse Problems, Quantum Transport

Rachel Pries / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2635
Office: Weber 205A

Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, Galois theory

Louis Scharf / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6792
Office: Weber 126

Statistical Signal Processing , Wireless Communication

Patrick Shipman / Professor, Director of the Undergraduate Program
Phone: (970) 491-6488
Office: Weber 205C

Applied Maths, Dynamical Systems, Differential Geometry

Mark Shoemaker / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-4625
Office: Weber 124

Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Physics

Clayton Shonkwiler / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-1822
Office: Weber 206C

Differential and Symplectic Geometry, Geometric Probability, Knot Theory, and applications of these areas to polymer physics and signal processing

Hortensia Soto / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-1148
Office: Weber 216

Teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics with an embodied cognition lens

Simon Tavener / Executive Associate Dean for Academics; Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (970) 491-6645
Office: Statistics Building 117

Colleen Webb / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-6723
Office: Biology 340

My research focuses on how the interplay between ecological and evolutionary mechanisms affects the dynamics and persistence of ecological systems. We particularly focus on disease ecology and trait-based approaches in ecology and use quantitative techniques to address questions in these areas.

James Wilson / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-2261
Office: Weber 206A

Groups, algebras, and computation

Jill Zarestky / Assistant Professor - Adult Education and Training
Phone: (970) 491-6867
Office: Education Building 213

Yongcheng Zhou / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 491-0237
Office: Weber 213

Numerical Methods for PDEs, Mathematical Biology, Fluid Dynamics

Postdoctoral Fellows

Sanwar Ahmad / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 491-6005
Office: Weber 129

Michael DiPasquale / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 491-6514
Office: Weber 219

Lian Duan / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 491-4678
Office: Weber 218A

Michael Epstein / Postdoctoral Fellow (Betten)
Phone: (970) 491-3302
Office: Weber 208

Roozbeh Gharakhloo / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 491-6005
Office: Weber 129

Andreas Gross / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 491-4678
Office: Weber 218A

Eric Kehoe / Postdoctoral Fellow - Kirby
Phone: (970) 491-8343
Office: Weber 016

Nolisa Malluwawadu / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 491-6005
Office: Weber 129

Amy Peterson / Postdoctoral Fellow - Kirby
Phone: (970) 491-8343
Office: Weber 016

Instructors + Associates

Thowhida Akther / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-6416
Office: Weber 119

Bryan Gillespie / Visiting Research Associate
Phone: (970) 491-6416
Office: Weber 119

Casey Pinckney / Instructor
Office: Weber 132

Jeff Shriner / Assistant Professor (NTTF)
Phone: (970) 491-6695
Office: Weber 017A

Emeritus Faculty

Max Stein  / Emeritus

Kenneth Whitcomb  / Emeritus