Dr. Gilbert joined SNHU as an assistant professor of mathematics in the Fall of 2014. Prior to coming to SNHU, Gilbert earned his bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Merrimack College, completed his master’s and PhD in mathematics at the University of Rhode Island, and spent a year teaching at Northeastern University. Courses taught at SNHU include Introductory Applied Statistics, Regression Analysis, Precalculus, Calculus I, and Number Theory. Gilbert was a finalist for SNHU’s Excellence in Teaching Award during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.
Dr. Gilbert’s primary area of research is in graph theory, a branch of discrete mathematics. Interests include graph representations, graph coloring, Ramsey problems, and also combinatorial game theory. Gilbert has published in the area of difference equations as well as in graph theory, and has a 2015 paper which confirms the Erdős-Sós Conjecture for graphs having restricted diameter (due to appear in Congressus Numerantium). In addition to publishing, Gilbert regularly attends and speaks at regional and national conferences. Recent talks include “Games of No Chance: Mathematical Analysis of Some Combinatorial Games”, the keynote address at the 2015 North Shore Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.
Current and recent SNHU committees include SAS Strategic Planning Committee, University Conduct Board, and Scholastic Standing Committee. Professional memberships include: Mathematical Association of America, American Mathematical Society, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematicians, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
David Cox joined SNHU in 1990 and is an associate professor of mathematics. Before coming to SNHU, David worked as an actuary for an insurance company where he regularly used the math included in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University and his Master of Science in Mathematics from The University of Oklahoma.
David received the SNHU Advisor of the Year award in 2011 for Radio SNHU.
Dr. Karen Erickson came to SNHU in 2006 after 15 years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she was on the political science faculty and awarded emerita rank. She directed programs in science, education, public policy and in Arctic affairs and policies assessment. Erickson also has held university teaching and administrative posts in Canada and Norway.
Erickson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford, a Master of Arts in Political Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard.
Erickson is a founder of the University of the Arctic and was on the U.S. delegation to the Arctic Council. Her publications cover Arctic and international politics, security, environmental policy, cold war legacies, rural education and postwar politics of Finland.
A winner of two Fulbright awards, Erickson has held fellowships with the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the Scholar's Roundtable-NYU School of Law and the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education. She is a Leadership Fellow of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and a member of the board of directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans as well as the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.
An associate professor of mathematics at SNHU since 2009, Dr. Megan Paddack is also the program coordinator for Middle School and Secondary Mathematics Education programs. Courses taught include: Mathematics for Elementary Education I and II, The Heart of Mathematics, Mathematical Proofs and Problem Solving, Geometry for Teachers, Algebra for Teachers, Abstract Algebra, Research and Practice, Number Theory, and doctoral classes on research methodology. She currently chairs and serves on a number for dissertation committees for the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership at SNHU and has also served on committees for dissertations outside of this program and at other institutions. Paddack's dissertation study was focused on middle school math teachers and she has years of experience teaching pre-service and practicing teachers.
Paddack won the SNHU's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012. Paddack received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Plattsburgh State University of New York, and her Master of Science in Mathematics and Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education from the University of New Hampshire.
Current and recent SNHU committees include chair of the University Curriculum Committee, chair of the School of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee, Task Force for Faculty Evaluations, Center for Teaching and Learning, SNHU Honors Program, Search Committees for Mathematics Department, English Department, and School of Education, Doctorate of Education Development Committee, and the School of Education Advisory Board.
Professional memberships include: American Educational Research Association, American Mathematical Society, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Presentations include: “The locker problem: Engaging Students in the process of proving, The National Council of Teaches of Mathematics Regional Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 16-19, 2013; “Making meaning: Teachers' knowledge of proofs and their classroom practices”, The National Council of Teaches of Mathematics Research Presession, Denver CO, April 15-17, 2013. “Building a mathematical community while learning strategies for discovering and writing proofs, The Joint Mathematics Meetings. San Diego, CA, January 9-12, 2013; “Making Meaning: The interplay between teachers’ knowledge and their classroom practices,” New Directions Lecture, SNHU, April 2010; and, “Inquiry in the mathematics classroom: The relationship among inquiry, reasoning, and proof”, Presented at the National Council of Teaches of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 22-25, 2009.
Dr. Megan Sawyer joined the mathematics department as an assistant professor in 2013. Courses taught include: Heart of Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Calculus, Cryptology, Applied Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.
Sawyer received their Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from University of Colorado Denver, a Certificate of Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Mathematics from Smith College, and their Master of Science in Mathematics and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University. Sawyer was nominated for SNHU¹s Excellence in Teaching award in 2015, as well as several teaching awards from North Carolina State University.
Sawyer has served or serves as a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Research Committee, and the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Advocacy. In addition, they serve on the Great Bay Community College Mathematics Department Advisory Board, have participated in several symposia for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education, and serve as an advisor to Generation Equality, an advocacy group on campus.
Research interests include physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling including applications to Vitamin D as well as dermal models. Multiple conference presentations and publications, including articles submitted to Toxicology Letters and Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, center around these topics. Research awards include the US Environmental Protection Agency 2013 Level III Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) for work conducted with undergraduate students. Other publications include "Modeling Dynamic Biological Systems" by Hannon and Ruth, Mathematical Association of America Book Reviews, October 2015.
An associate professor of mathematics, Pamela Cohen's goal is "to demystify math" for her students. At SNHU since 1984, Cohen has been teaching mathematics at the secondary and post-secondary level for more than 40 years. In the community, she has been preparing high school students for the SATs and building their confidence for college math courses. She is also involved with curriculum development at the high school level. In addition, she researches standards and best practices for high schools.
Cohen is chair of the Mathematics Department and is active on the University Faculty Senate, the University Human Resources Committee, SNHU School of Education Advisory Board, SNHU Disabilities Advisory Board, University General Education Committee, Distance Education Advisory Board and chair of the Women's Faculty Group Scholarship Committee.
Cohen received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary School Mathematics from Boston University and her Master in Education as an Elementary Mathematics Specialist from Teachers College, Columbia University.
She serves on the New Hampshire Department of Education's Excellence in Education High School Selection Committee.
Cohen's recent presentations include, NEMATYC Presenter, "Tablet PCs in the Mathematics Classroom," Manchester, NH, 2009; NHTI Presenter, "Tablet PCs in the Mathematics Classroom," Concord, NH 2009 and ICTCM Presenter, "Teaching Mathematics On-line: Challenges and Solutions," New Orleans, LA, 2009.
An associate professor of mathematics at SNHU since 2009, Dr. Susan D'Agostino designed the Mathematics Major, Applied Mathematics Minor, and Mathematics Minor. D’Agostino also designed and teaches mathematics courses including Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Applied Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Linear Algebra, Advanced Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Regression Analysis, Error-correcting Codes, Topology, Mathematical Modeling, and The Heart of Mathematics. She serves as coordinator for the Math Major, Applied Math Minor, and Math Minor and has been nominated for SNHU's Excellence in Teaching Award every year since her arrival. D'Agostino received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Bard College, her Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics from Smith College, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from Dartmouth College.
D’Agostino currently serves on New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s K-12 STEM Education Task Force where she has drafted and implemented recommendations for modernizing STEM education in NH schools. At SNHU, she has served or serves as the Vice President of the Faculty Senate, the Chair of the Math Search Committee, and a member of the SNHU STEM Task Force, University Curriculum Committee, NEASC Committee, School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee, and the Undergraduate Research Committee.
D'Agostino has been a keynote speaker, contributor, and panelist at numerous conferences, including Governor Hassan’s press conference to release the NH STEM Education Task Force Report (January 2015), “Identifying and Nurturing Latent STEM Talent Among First-Generation College Students” at the AAC&U’s Transforming STEM Education: Innovation, Inquiry and Evidence (November 2013) and “A Linear Algebraic Approach to an Old Calculus Standby” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (January 2013).
Publications include “Revaluating Teaching Evaluations” in the AAC&U’s Liberal Education (Summer 2015), 'Dinosaurs Dig Paleontologists Who Do Math: A Statistical Argument Settles a Controversy Concerning the Origins of Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei” in the Mathematical Association of America’s Math Horizons (February 2015), “Pathways to STEM Excellence: Inspiring Students, Empowering Teachers and Raising Standards: Final Report to Her Excellency Margaret Wood Hassan (January 2015), “The Outlier Who Wasn’t” in The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 2014) and “The STEM Road Less Traveled” in The Concord Monitor (June 2014). D'Agostino has also written multiple book reviews including “Mathematical Tools for Data Mining: Set Theory, Partial Orders, Combinatorics, 2nd Ed, Mathematical Association of America Book Reviews (June 2011).
A lecturer of Mathematics, William Kratochvil joined SNHU in 2007after spending 37 years in the private sector working in or managing research and product developmental laboratories. Courses taught include Algebra, Finite Math, Statistics, Calculus as well as Physics.
Projects and inventions included, Energy absorbing structures, automotive passive restraint system (“Airbags”), Titanium processing for specialized human bone implants (knee and hip replacements) and many others.
Kratochvil received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics and his Master of Business Administration from the Indiana University.