Department Chair Welcome

Welcome to the Mathematics Department! We are thrilled to welcome you to our community of mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. In our department, you will not only explore the beauty and precision of mathematics, from its theoretical foundations to practical applications but also gain academic confidence that will prepare you for a successful career or advanced studies in graduate school. Whether your passion lies in pure mathematics, applied math, or statistics, our dedicated faculty is here to guide you on your academic journey. We believe in the transformative power of mathematical thinking to unlock new perspectives and solutions, and we look forward to supporting you as you build both confidence and a strong foundation for your future. Get ready for a rewarding and intellectually stimulating experience with the Mathematics Department.

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Alan Parry

Associate Professor
Department Chair

 

Alan.Parry@uvu.edu

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801.863.8606 | LA 121 H | MS: 261

 

Our Goal

Mathematis Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to provide an innovative and supportive environment where students can develop an understanding and appreciation for the mathematical and statistical sciences. The department endeavors to empower students through the mastery of core content and the ability to apply their knowledge.

To this end, the department provides quality instruction that builds comprehensive foundation for a diverse student body preparing to enter professions. In particular, the department is devoted to maintaining a strong undergraduate and graduate curriculum that provides a spectrum of courses in pure and applied mathematics, math education and statistics, in order to support

  • Students fulfilling their quantitative literacy component of their education.
  • Students fulfilling the mathematical curriculum component of their majors.
  • Students majoring in mathematics or statistics who intend to utilize their disciplines in industry or graduate study.
  • Students completing elementary and secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs.

Furthermore, the department aims to build an environment that supports research in pure and applied mathematics, math education, and statistics by facilitating and promoting the scholarly activities of its faculty and students.

About the Mathematics Department

In our department, you will not only explore the beauty and precision of mathematics, from its theoretical foundations to practical applications but also gain academic confidence that will prepare you for a successful career or advanced studies in graduate school. Whether your passion lies in pure mathematics, applied math, or statistics, our dedicated faculty is here to guide you on your academic journey. We believe in the transformative power of mathematical thinking to unlock new perspectives and solutions, and we look forward to supporting you as you build both confidence and a strong foundation for your future.

If you are interested in any of these areas, please contact the Mathematics Advisor, or Department Chair.

Mathematics Advisors

Research Areas & Faculty

 
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Combinatorics

Combinatorics studies the arrangement, combination, and permutation of discrete objects, exploring structures and patterns in mathematical combinatorial problems.
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Computational Mathematics

Computational mathematics focuses on developing numerical algorithms and computational techniques to solve mathematical problems, often using computer simulations and analysis.
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Dynamical Systems

Dynamical systems investigates the behavior and evolution of mathematical models over time, encompassing chaos theory, stability, and the study of differential equations.
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Geometry & Topology

Geometry & Topology explore the properties of space and spatial relationships, with geometry focusing on shapes and sizes, and topology studying properties preserved under continuous transformations.
Graphs

Graph Theory

Graph theory examines the mathematical structures of graphs, representing connections between pairs of vertices and exploring their applications in various fields.
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Recreational Mathematics

Recreational mathematics involves the exploration of mathematical concepts for enjoyment and curiosity, often through puzzles, games, and interesting mathematical phenomena.
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Math Education

Math education focuses on the theory and practice of teaching mathematics, aiming to enhance pedagogical methods, curriculum development, and educational outcomes.
Numbers

Optimization, Numerical Analysis

Optimization & Numerical Analysis develop mathematical techniques to find optimal solutions to problems and analyze the accuracy and efficiency of numerical methods in computational mathematics.
Charts and graphs

Statistics

Statistics involves the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data, providing methods for making inferences and decisions in the presence of uncertainty.
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History of Math

History of Math explores the historical development of mathematical ideas, tracing the evolution of mathematical concepts, discoveries, and contributions throughout different cultures and periods.
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Number Theory

Number theory focuses on the properties and relationships of numbers, including integers and their fundamental properties, with applications ranging from cryptography to algebraic geometry
 

Faculty & Staff

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