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.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Christina Starkey joined the SNHU Mathematics department in 2016. Prior to this, she served as a Doctoral Instructional Assistant at Texas State University, where she taught lab sections and was the instructor of record for developmental mathematics.
Dr. Starkey has also taught mathematics as a Middle School Math Camp Master Teacher at Texas Mathworks, and as a Math Camp Teacher at SNH Academics. She has both taught and developed curriculum for her own courses at a variety of levels, and published articles on mathematics in several academic journals.
Among the conferences at which Dr. Starkey has presented are the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, the 37th Psychology of Mathematics Education North American Chapter Conference, and the 18th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. She has received numerous research grants and scholarships over the years to continue her work in the field.
Dr. Starkey earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Texas State University San Marcos with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She also holds a Baccalaureate of Science in Mathematics from the same university.
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.
Megan Paddack is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She developed SNHU's new Middle School Mathematics Education Program, is currently working on developing the Secondary Mathematics Education Program, and serves as the Program Coordinator for the School of Education's programs in mathematics education. She is one of the original members of the Ed. D. development committee and will be teaching courses for this program related to conducting research in the field of education.
Megan earned her Ph. D. in Mathematics Education from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of New Hampshire. Her dissertation and current research interests are related to teacher knowledge, mathematical proofs in pre-college classrooms, and teacher education both pre-service and in-service. She came to SNHU three years ago. During that time and during her time at UNH, she has taught mathematics courses, for future teachers and for general education students. She has also taught graduate courses in mathematics and education, and is currently serving on a dissertation committee for a student who has successful defended her dissertation and is finalizing her writing. Megan has also served at the project manager for a Middle School Mathematics Partnership Grant at UNH, and works with a number of New Hampshire School Districts as a professional development leader.
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.
With over a decade and a half of experience as a mathematics educator, Dr. Melissa Donovan joins SNHU as a lecturer in the Mathematics department. Her experience has taken her from Mount Blue High School in Farmington, ME, to Franklin Pierce University, Concord Community College, and Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Donovan has taught at SNHU since 2010, teaching mathematics both on-campus and online through COCE.
Dr. Donovan has presented at education conferences throughout the country, including the 2015 and 2016 ICTCM National Conference and the STEM Educators Conference in 2013. She has been published in the University of Massachusetts Lowell Journal of Research in Mathematics and Science Education, Vol XXI, and is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the American Mathematical Society.
Dr. Donovan earned her Doctor of Education in Mathematics and Science Education from UMass Lowell in 2015. Prior to that, she earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
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).
Dr. Jamieson joined SNHU as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in 2016. He is a Rhode Island native, and he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. After graduating, he spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wheaton College (MA). He loves to teach and to share his enthusiasm for mathematics with his students. He was awarded the Robert Sine Memorial Scholarship for Teaching Excellence in Math while a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, and is a 2016 fellow of MAA Project NExT.
Dr. Jamieson's research is in the field of difference equations and discrete dynamical systems. His current work is focused around the study of the local qualitative behavior of planar maps near non-hyperbolic fixed points, especially those which have characteristic values equal to one or negative one. He is also interested in applications of discrete dynamical systems to population modeling in mathematical biology, in particular host-parasitoid models.
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.