Asgari, Mahdi T 2:00-3:00p in MLSC & R 8:00-9:00a in 525 or by appt. 525 6718 5580, 2163
Barchini, Leticia W 9:30-10:20 and by appt 502 C 5771 2163-62200, 2163-62201
Binegar, Birne MW 2:00-3:00pm in office and F 12:30-1:30pm in MLSC 430 5793 2233, 3013
Brown, Lee Ann M 2:30-3:20p, T 10:30-11:30a, W 3:30-4:20p, F 3:30-4:20p & R 2:00-3:00 in MLSC 516 1807 1813, 1613(online)
Cook, John TBA 406 5773 1483(online), 1483, 2890
Crauder, Bruce T 2:00-3:30p and W 1:00-2:30p or by appt 522 7778 1493
Dorko, Allison M 4:00-5:00p, T 2:30-3:30p & F 2:30-3:30 in MLSC 507 4953 1483-70999
Dosev, Detelin M 8:30-11:00a, W 8:30-11:00a & 2:30-3:30p, F 12:30-2:30p & T 3:00-5:00p in MLSC 528 5787 2103(1130am), 2103(130pm)
Fili, Paul TBD 532 1804 2153, 2890, 4023
Francisco, Christopher DEPT HEAD NO CLASSES FALL 2018 401 8225
Francisco, Cynthia M 10:00-11:00a, W 9:00-10:00a, R 9:15-10:15, and by appt 531 1803 2103-66076, 3403-68512, 3603-62246
Gallagher, Anne-Katrin MW 3:30-5p and by appt 511 1800 4013, 5143
Ghosh, Amit MWF 11:35a-12:20p or by appt 519A 5795 2233-62209, 2233-62216
Hoffman, Neil MRF 3:00-4:00 in 523 or tea room (423) 523 7791 3603-62245, 6010-62357
Hu, Weiwei MW 4:00-5:00p, and W 11:30a-12:30p in MLSC 416 5783 5010, 2233-62215
Jaco, William MW 11:30a-12:30p & T 11:30a-12:30p in MLSC and by appt 502B 6293 4033
Ju, Ning MW 1:30-2:20p and 3:30-4:20p and by appt & F 1:30-2:30 in MLSC 434 5691 2233-62205, 2233-62212
Kable, Anthony TR 1:00-2:00p and W 11:30-12:30 401/521 8225/7766 5903
Ku, JaEun TR 12:00-1:00p and W 10:30-11:30 in MLSC 437 5694 4513, 2163
Lebl, Jiri TR 2:00-3:15pm and by appointment at other times 505 7750 4233, 5283
Li, Weiping NO CLASSES FALL 2018 526 5852
Mantini, Lisa TW 1:30-2:20p, R 11:30-12:20 and by appt 410 5777 2890, 3613
Mermin, Jeff TBA or by appt 414 5781 4403, 2890/3890, 2144
Mills, Melissa TBD and by appt 517 1689 3303
Myers, John Robert MWF 2:30-3:20p or by appt 429 5792 3013-63824, 3013-69956
Noell, Alan MW 10:30-11:20a, T 1:30-2:20p R 1:30-2:20 in the MLSC 404 5772 2163-62196, 4283
Oehrtman, Michael MWF 12:30-1:30p in MLSC & by appt 426 5790 2233, 4143/5043
Patel, Anand TBD and by appt 529 5784 4713, 5010
Pritsker, Igor NO CLASSES FALL 2018 519C 8220
Richmond, Ed M 10:30a-12:00p, W 1:30-3:00p, and by appt 427 5791 2153-62041, 3613-63829
Rusin, Walter MW 11:30am-12:30pm 530 5847 2144-62482
Schweig, Jay R 2:30-3:30p, F 1:30-2:30p & W 3:00-4:00 in MLSC 433 5690 2153-62040, 2890-70469, 4063/5023-62247
Segerman, Henry TBD, and by appt 504 7746 2153-62033, 5313
Tallman, Michael M 2:00-3:00p & W 2:00-3:00p in MLSC 417 5479 2144-62498
Tree, Donna Rae T 2:00-3:30p, W 9:00-10:00am, R 2:30-4:00pm in MLSC and by appt 515 1806 1513-62084, 1513-65488, 1513-71000
Ullrich, David TR 2:30p 415 5782 2233, 3013
Wright, David MWF 1:00-2:00p, TR 11:00a-1:00p and by appt 527 5775 3013, 4613/5003
Wu, Jiahong MWF 9:30-10:30a 424 5788 2233-62213, 5233-69457
Zierau, Roger M 10:30-11:20a and 2:00-3:00p & W 10:30-11:20 in MLSC and by appt 502A 6296

2163-62194, 2163-62199


Haraway, Robert TBD 506 4952 2144-62477, 2144-62461
Johnson, Benjamin MTW 1:30-2:30pm and T 2:30-3:30pm in MLSC 441 5698 2144-62480, 2144-62484
Mastroeni, Matthew R 10:30a-12:30p & T 3:00-4:00 in MLSC 524 8240 2144-62493, 2144-62478
Reed, Zackery M 3:30-4:30p, W 1:30-2:20p & R 12:00-1:00p in MLSC 420 5541

2144-62455, 2144-68690


French, Janice M 7:00-8:00pm in MLSC, F 8:00-9:30am in office, and by appt 512 1802 2123
Harper, Monty MW 9:30-10:20am in office, F 9:30-10:20am in MLSC, and by appt 435 2304 1513-62081,1513-62087, 1513-62074, 1513-62096
Kim, Sun-Mi T 11:50a-12:50p & R 11:50a-12:50p in MLSC or by appt 436 2302 1513-62091
Petty, Gerri MWF 9:00-10:20 and 12:30-1:20 & W 2:30-3:20 in MLSC 512 1802 1813, 1813(online)
Quinn, Emily TULSA - TR 6:00-7:00p or by appt. N/A N/A 3013-63662, 3403-63663
Stapleton, David M 9:30-10:20a, W 10:30-11:20a & F 2:30-3:20p in MLSC 436 2302 2163-62202, 2163-62204, 2163-68669
Strande, Karen MW 2:30-3:30p, T 3:30p or by appt & R 3:30-4:20 in MLSC 444 5701 1483, 3403-22412
Taber, Celeste TR 10:30-11:30am in office, R 3:30-4:30pm in MLSC and by appt 513 1801



Bhat, Ashwini TR 12:00-1:00p & 3:30-4:30p in MLSC and M 11:00a-12:00p in MSCS 440 8049 2144-62485, 2144-66466
Boardman, Nicole M 9:30-11:00a, T 11:00a-12:30p in MLSC or by appt. 431 8412 2133-62454, 2133-62453
Bodiford, Hailey MLSC hours: M 9:30-10:30a, W 1:30-2:30p, R 4:30-5:30p 501 1759 2123-62451, 2123-62452
Bryant, Birch T 1:00-2:00p and R 2:00-3:00p in MLSC 419 2904 1483-62034, 1483-62037
Buss, Eric TBA or by appt 443 7995 1513-66222, 1513-62089
DaSilva, Natalia M 2:30-3:30p, W 11:30a-12:30p, & W 2:30-3:30p in MLSC and by appt 408 2282 1513-62102, 1513-71048
Davis, William M 3:30-4:30p, W 10:00-11:00a & T 11:00-12:00p in MLSC 442 2294 1813
Fancher, Trevor W 10:30a-12:30p in MLSC and by appt 408 2282 1513-60002, 1513-62078
Grigsby, Travis MWF 5:00-6:00p in MLSC 501 1759 2153
Hader, Scott T 1:00-1:50p in MLSC, W 10:30-11:20a and R 1:00-1:50p 409 2284 1483-62032, 1483-62030
Ireland, Josiah M & F 10:30-11:20am in MLSC and by appt 501 1759 1813
Kong, Yuan MTR 2:30-3:20 in MLSC 413 7220 1813
Larson, Scott M 11:30-12:20pm in MLSC and W & F 11:30-12:20pm in office 440 8049 2144-62488, 2144-62499
Malcom, Alek F 1:00-2:00p & MWF 9:30-10:15a in MLSC 439 2913 2153-62035, 2153-62042
McDonald, Christopher W 10:30a-12:00p or by appt. TR 1:30-2:30p in MLSC 409 2284 1513-71039, 1513-62107
Mishra, Rohit TW 4:00-5:00pm or by appt 412 2291 1513-62122
Pandey, Uddhaba M 11:30a-12:30p and WF 1:20-2:20p in MLSC or by appt 419 2904 1813
Pirhadi, Ali T 2:10-3:50p & R 2:30-3:20 in MLSC 518 1813
Ray, Mishty M 1:30-3:30pm in MLSC 412 2291 1513-62088
Towers, Eric TBD all in MLSC and by appt. 501 1759 1813
Williams, Nina T 4:00-5:00p, W 9:30-10:30a, or by appt & M 5:00-6:00p in MLSC 418 9316 2144-62490
Wilson, Matthew MWF 8:50-9:20a & W 11:30a-1:00p in MLSC 501 1759 1483-930, 1483-1030
Xiao, Bei M 2:30-3:30pm in office and W 2:30-3:30pm in MLSC 519F 4027 1813
Yeager, Aaron T 10:30-11:30a or by appt. and R 9:30-10:30a in MLSC 519D 1805 2153-66421, 2153-68711
Zhang, Mingming W 2:30-3:00p, R 4:00-5:00p and T 4:00-5:00p in MLSC 432 2307 1483-62045, 1483-62046


The Department of Mathematics is proud to have students recognized at the College of Arts and Sciences' Student Awards Ceremony, as well as our own Student Recognition Ceremony. Above are photos of just a few of our outstanding students. We are happy to have had them in classes and look forward to their future success.



OK-LSAMP Attendees: Ward, Beauty-Joy, Dr. Jaco, Dante
                                               OK-LSAMP 2017 Field of Dreams Conference Attendees
                             Pictured from left to right: Wade Peterson, Beautiful-Joy Fields, Dr. Jaco, Dante Huerta


OK-LSAMP students attended the 2017 Field of Dreams Conference in St. Louis from November 3- November 5. The Field of Dreams Conference is put on by The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, to help attain the goal of "ensuring that every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical science."  Specifically, this conference brings together faculty, undergraduate student and graduate students to work together, sharing strategies for graduate success, tips on finding the best fit graduate program, advice on the graduate school application process, and discussing the positive and negatives of different career paths. 

This year's conference featured keynote speaker Dr. Garikai Campbell, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morehouse College. In addition, Dr. Christine Darden, a retired NASA Mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer, spoke and was a panelist on "Hidden Figures No More." 

Oklahoma State University is proud to be the lead institution of The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP). Department of Mathematics Head, Dr. Jaco, attended the 2017 Field of Dreams Conference to represent OK-LSAMP and show Oklahoma State University's commitment to helping all students to Connect, Achieve and Succeed. 


Actuarial and Financial

Mathematics has traditionally served as an entry to actuarial careers, and this track preserves that tradition. But mathematics has in recent years played a much larger role in the world of banking and finance. The financial mathematics track includes not only newly developed mathematics courses, like Mathematical Interest Theory (MATH 4453), but also courses from finance and economics.

In this track, you can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. 


Undergraduate - Secondary Education



Requirements: The requirements for a second major in Mathematics include 46 hours of mathematics and mathematics related courses. You must have an overall grade point of 2.00 or above with a minimum grade of C in each course counting toward the second major in Mathematics. The Departmental requirements are the same as those for a SCED degree under the Mathematics option.

  • MATH 2144, 2153, 2163, 2233, 3013, 3613, 4023, 4033, 4403, 4583, 4663, and 4713
  • CIED 4003 and 4053
  • STAT 4013 or STAT 4023


Undergraduate - Teacher Certification

Track within major that corresponds to the secondary education major with concentration in mathematics

Teacher certification track

This track is preparation for teaching mathematics in high school. The major requirements are identical to those of the mathematics option of the Secondary Education major. Students who complete the requirements for the SCED program with the mathematics option automatically complete all requirements for a second degree in mathematics. Similarly, if you choose the mathematics teacher certification track as your first major, a second major in SCED may be available to you. You should consult with an advisor in SCED.

In the teacher certification track, you can earn either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The Bachelor of Science places more emphasis on the natural and mathematical sciences, while the Bachelor of Arts places more emphasis on arts and humanities. The requirements for each degree are a little different.




The Mathematics Learning Success Center is a great place for students to get help with their math homework, join a study group for an upcoming exam, or work on ALEKS modules in the computer lab.  While tutoring labs are often imagined as dreary and dark rooms, the MLSC can change your perspective.  The space is welcoming and bright, with an abundance of windows and glass walls.

With the goal of incorporating math into the design, the MLSC has added a mathematical art piece to the center. Designed by Edmund Harriss, Shifting Ammann in Brightest Orange was unveiled on March 29th with a talk by the artist. The Department of Mathematics Head, Dr. Bus Jaco, President Hargis, and Provost Sandefur, gave comments.

Dr. Edmund Harriss of the University of Arkansas personified his art. Funny and approachable, the mathematician described what he hopes to achieve with all of his projects; to deliver the slightly impenetrable mathematics in ways that people can appreciate them. Whether this is done by introducing fun and toy-like Curvahedra as a way to expose 7 and 8 year olds to graduate level concepts or demonstrating the mathematics behind a fascinatingly beautiful piece of wall art.

While the name of the piece, Shifting Amman in Brightest Orange, appears abstract at first glance it is as calculated as the mathematics that composes it. Dr. Harriss broke down the name:

Shifting– There is an underlying pattern with another pattern on top that is slowly shifting throughout the piece.

Ammann- Taken from the Amman-Beenker tiling that works its way through the piece. This takes 2 shapes (rhombus and square) and expands them putting the central motif onto itself on many different scales.  

Brightest Orange- Oklahoma State University is America’s Brightest Orange and that decided the piece’s color.

Everyone who spoke at the unveiling appreciated what cross-disciplinary understanding and collaboration can do for the arts and mathematics. Even further, how the two may not be separate entities at all. The MLSC looks forward to adding more artistic expressions of mathematical concepts in the future.


Fall 2018


For prerequisites and placement in 1000- and 2000-level courses:

          Dr. Anthony Kable, Associate Head

          Office: MSCS 401

          Phone: 744-8225

          Email: akable@math.okstate.edu

          Office Hours: Call (744-8225) or email to make an appointment.


For new undergraduate math majors and minors:

Cara Brun, Math Advisor

Office: LSE 213

Phone: 744-5658

Email: cara.brun@okstate.edu

Drop-in Office Hours: To make an appointment please call 744-5658. Existing advisees may make an appointment on Star.


For new Honors math majors, questions on the math major or minor, and placement in upper division courses:

Dr. Lisa Mantini, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: MSCS 410

Phone: 744-5777

Email: lisa.mantini@okstate.edu

Drop-in Office Hours: Email for an appointment.  Existing advisees may make an appointment on Star. Dr. Mantini accepts new advisees who are not in the Honors College by request only.


For information regarding OSU’s MS and PhD programs in Mathematics:

Dr. Edward Richmond, Director of Graduate Studies

Office: MSCS 427

Phone: 744-5791

Email: edward.richmond@okstate.edu

Drop-in Office Hours: Email for an appointment


Jaco Eminent Faculty 2017

       Dr. Pamela Fry, Vice Provost, presents Dr. William Jaco with the 2017 Eminent Faculty Award


Dr. William Jaco was awarded the Eminent Faculty Award on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He is being honored for his sustained, outstanding contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service, thus bringing honor and recognition to Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Jaco’s service to Oklahoma State University and the Department of Mathematics is abounding. He has served as Head of the Department of Mathematics on two separate occasions; 1982-1987 and 2011- present. He has been the Executive Director of the Initiative for Mathematics Learning by Inquiry since 2016, a Regents Professor since 2008, and a Grayce B. Kerr Endowed Chair since 1993.

The Department of Mathematics at OSU is fortunate to have Dr. Jaco. He is a venerable faculty member who is regularly reaching out to bring resources to Oklahoma State University, while maintaining a bolstering presence at conferences and other math functions. Congratulations to Dr. William "Bus" Jaco on receiving Oklahoma State University’s highest faculty honor. 

You can find more about Dr. Jaco’s award here.

The Department of Mathematics at OSU is proud to have contributed to the success of past students. Below is a selection of those students that demonstrate what can be accomplished with a degree from the OSU math department!


Dr. Rice