Faculty
Professor, Chair of Mathematics Department
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Research Interests
Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry
Foraker, Jay
CDR, USN
Associate Chair, Permanent Military Professor
Arrived at USNA: October 2011
Ph.D. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Electrical Engineering, USNA (1993)
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests
Mathematical physics, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Matroids
Alevras, Alexis
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests
Operator Algebras, E0-semigroups
Allman, Justin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Research Interests
K-theory of Schubert varieties, Schubert calculus, representation theory
Andre, Peter
Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Research Interests
Operations Research, Monte Carlo Events with Analysis of Tactics and Equipment
Baker, B. Mitchell
Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
Mathematical Physics, Operator Algebras, Dynamical Systems, Random Walks, Chaos
Buchanan, James L.
Professor
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Research Interests
Partial Differential Equations
Assistant Professor
Arrived at USNA: January 2016
PhD, Louisiana State Univ, 2009
MFA in creative writing, Louisiana State University 2009
MS in mathematics, Louisiana State University 2005
BS in physics and mathematics, Rutgers University 2002
Research Interests
Matroids, combinatorics, graph theory
Colborg, Severine R
Lt Col, USAF
Instructor
Arrived at USNA: Oct 2013
B.S. in Operations Research, USAFA, May 1997
M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Dec 2001
Crawford, Phillip
LT, USN
Instructor
Arrived at USNA: June 2015
B.S. Mathematics, USNA, 2008
M.S. Operations Research, George Mason University 2015
Assistant Professor
PhD, UCLA, 2011
Research Interests
Ergodic Theory of Group Actions, Rigidity Theory, Algebraic and Topological Groups
D'Archangelo, James M.
Professor (retired)
Johns Hopkins University Ph.D.
Research Interests
Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Acoustics, Mechanical Vibration, Parallel Processing, Relational Data Bases
Davis, Fred
Associate Dean and Professor (Emeritus)
Davis, Kirsten E.
LT, USN
Senior Instructor
Arrived at USNA: May 2012
M.S. in Operations Research, University of Delaware, Jan 2009
B.S. in Quantitative Economics, USNA, May 2007
Fitzsimmons, Van R.
CDR, USN
Arrived at USNA: May 2015
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Cornell University, May 1999
M.S. in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Mar 2015
Garcia, Sonia M.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Interests
Numerical Analysis of Finite Element Methods, Stability and Convergence of Parabolic Equations
Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Simulation, Optimization, Combinatorial Algorithms, Modeling Human Motion
Assistant Professor
Arrived at USNA: 2015
Ph.D., Penn State University (Operations Research), 2007
Research Interests
Operations Research
Hawks, Matthew A
CDR, USN
Ph.D. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, USNA (1994)
Research Interests
Optimization, Graph Theoretic Statistics
Herzog, Martin D.
Academic Center Math Learning Specialist
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
MEd, University of North Florida
Hetherington III, Noble
LCDR, USN
Junior Permanent Military Professor
Arrived at USNA: June 2012
M.S. Engineering Acoustics (USW), Naval Postgraduate School
B.S. Applied Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Hoffman, Michael E.
Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Algebraic Topology and Algebraic Combinatorics
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.: University of Arizona
Research Interests
Applied Probability, Modeling Tropical Rainfall, Convergence of Stochastic Processes
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research Interests
Operator Algebras, Analysis on Fractals
Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Research Interests
Representation Theory, Error-Correcting Codes
Kenter, Franklin
Assistant Professor
PhD, UCSD, 2013
Research Interests
graph theory
Kidwell, Mark
Prof. Emeritus (retired)
Konkowski, Debbie A.
Professor
Ph.D. (Physics), University of Texas
Research Interests
Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology
Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics
Lazzaro, Gary
CDR, USN
Permanent Military Professor
Arrived at USNA: August 2016
Ph.D. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2016
M.S. Management, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1996
Research Interests
Operations Research, Optimization, Network Defense and Interdiction
Research Professor
Research Interests
atmospheric optics and radiative transfer
Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests
Applied Mathematics
Lockhart, Jody M.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Research Interests
Combinatorial Group Theory, Recursive Unsolvability, Chain Addition Cycles, Cryptography
Lockhart, Robert
Professor (on leave)
Lunasin, Evelyn
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of California, Irvine
Research Interests
Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
Maceo, Christine
Adjunct Instructor
Malek-Madani, Reza
Professor, USNA Director of Research
Ph.D., Brown University
Research Interests
Applied Mathematics, Shock waves, Nonconvex Functionals, Thermoelastic Shearband Stability
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Research Interests
Optimization, Computer Algebra, Graph Theory, Quantum Computation
McCoy, Peter A.
Professor (retired)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Research Interests
Partial Differential Equations, Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, Signal and Image Processing, Wavelets, Electromagnetics
McGrath, Richard
CDR, USN,
Permanent Military Professor
Ph.D., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
M.A., National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
M.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Operations Research, Stochastic Models, Decision Theory, Game Theory
McGuffey. Elizabeth Jennings
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Research Interests
Statistics
Assistant Professor
Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Ph.D.
Research Interests
Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics
Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Algebraic Geometry, Kahler Metrics, Tropical Curves
Messenger, James P.
Adjunct Instructor
Florida State University M.S.
Associate Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Research Interests
Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Matrix Theory
Minut, Aurelia
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research Interests
Partial Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Optics, Scattering Theory, Integral Equations, Inverse Problems
Moen, Courtney H.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Interests
Number Theory and Group Representations
Mylander, Charles
Prof. Emeritus (retired)
Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests
Topology, Computer Algebra
Nguelifack, Brice Merlin
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Statistics
Nikolov, Margaret C.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Interests
Biostatistics
Parker, Jeffrey
Maj, USMC
Arrived at USNA: July 2015
B.S., Quantitative Economics, USNA (2006)
M.S., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Interests
Operations Research
Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research Interests
Analysis
Price, Geoffrey
Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
Operator Algebras
Rayburg, Casey
LCDR, USN
Junior Permanent Military Professor
Arrived at USNA: April 2013
B.S. Computer Science, University of North Florida
M.S. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
Rex, Bryan
CDR, USN
M.S., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014
Research Interests
Operations research
Ruth, David
CAPT, USN
Permanent Military Professor
Arrived at USNA: November 2009
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School
M.A., Mathematics, University of Texas
B.S., Mathematics, USNA
Research Interests
Nonparametric statistics and operations research
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interests
computational science and numerical analysis
Selbach-Allen, Megan
Capt, USMC
Instructor
Arrived at USNA: May 2015
B. S. in Applied Mathematics, USNA May 2009
MSc in Mathematical Science, University of Liverpool 2010
MPhil in Mathematics, Infectious Disease Modeling, University of Liverpool 2013
Shepherd, Rebecca S
Mathematics Learning Specialist
Shivok, Linda
Adjunct Instructor
M.S., University of Rhode Island
Skipper, Daphne
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Research Interests
Discrete and Global Optimization
Soane, Ana Maria
Assistant Professor
Spencer, Hite
CDR, USN
Senior Instructor
Szurovy, Melissa
LCDR, USN
Junior Permanent Military Professor
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Penn State University
M.S. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
Tabar, Matthew
LCDR
BS: Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
MS: Operations Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
Arrived: Oct 2013
Research Interests
Game Theory, Optimization
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Combinatorial Optimization, Game Theory
Assistant Professor
PhD, Statistics, Duke Univ.
Research Interests
Bayesian statistics
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Research Interests
Combinatorics, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry
Withers, Wm. Douglas
Professor
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Image Compression, Dynamical Systems
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests
Operator Algebras