Faculty and Staff

Mark E. Bollman
Chair, Professor

Office: 226 Palenske Hall
Phone: 517/629-0261

B.A., 1986, Northwestern University; M.A., 1988, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 2001, Central Michigan University. Appointed 1999.
Research Areas: Combinatorial number theory, mathematics education, mathematics history

Paul L. Anderson

Office: 250 Putnam Hall
Phone: 517/629-0304

B.S., 1976, M.S., 1979, Ph.D., 1989, Colorado School of Mines. Appointed 1990.
Research Areas: Probability and statistics; time-series analysis

Darren E. Mason
Chair, Professor

Office: 224 Palenske Hall
Phone: 517/629-0826

B.S., 1991, Ph.D., 1996, University of Minnesota. Appointed 2001.
Research Areas: Variational calculus; actuarial science and mathematical finance, continuum mechanics; modeling damage nucleation/propagation in metals, intermetallics and other engineering materials.

David A. Reimann

Office: 252 Putnam Hall
Phone: 517/629-0426

B.S., 1986, University of Toledo; M.A., 1990, Wayne State University; Ph.D., 1998, Wayne State University. Appointed 1996.
Research Areas: Medical Imaging; Parallel Computing; Computer Graphics.

Karla R. McCavit
Instructor and Director of the Quantitative Studies Center

Office: 230 Palenske Hall and 203 Mudd (QSC)
Phone: 517/629-0824

B.S., 1993, Adrian College; M.S., 1995, Michigan State University. Appointed 1995.

Drew Ash, Adjunct Assistant ProfessorDrew Ash
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office: 256 Putnam Hall

B.A., 2009, Ithaca College; M.S., 2011, Ph.D., 2016, University of Denver
Research Areas: Topological dynamics, ergodic Theory, symbolic dynamics

Reza Bidar
Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: 517/629-0363

Ph.D., 2018, Michigan State University. Appointed 2019."

Carol CaswellCarol Caswell
Department Secretary

Office: 154 Putnam
Phone: 517/629-0276

Faculty Emeriti

Ronald C. Fryxell, Professor Emeritus
B.A., 1960, Augustana College;
M.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1964, Washington State University
Appointed 1964.

Office: 236 Palenske Hall
Phone: 517/629-0287

Robert A. Messer, Professor Emeritus
B.S., 1971, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1975, University of Wisconsin.
Appointed 1981.

Areas of Interest: Author of Topology Now! in collaboration with Phil Straffin, Beloit College, a textbook with a geometric approach to topology; Change ringing, English and American traditional dance forms.

Office: Stockwell 101; Phone: 517/629-0827 E-mail:

Keith Moore, Professor Emeritus
B.S., 1947, Southwestern College
M.A., 1948, Ph.D., 1951, University of Kansas
Appointed 1952.

Dr. Moore, who taught at Albion College for 34 years, passed away July 26, 2014. Read more

Martha R. O'Kennon, Professor Emeritus
B.A., 1961, University of Richmond; M.S. in mathematics, 1970, M.S. in computer engineering, 1981, Ph.D., 1973, Clarkson University.
Appointed 1985.

Research Areas: Machine translation of natural languages - try it!

Office: 232 Palenske Hall
Phone: 517/629-0300

John A. Wenzel, Professor Emeritus
B.A., 1963, Carleton College
M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1969, University of Kansas
Appointed 1969.