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1 Department of Mathematics Department of Mathematics Kean University Science Building C330 Phone: Web:

2 Department of Mathematics Department Overview Chaired by Dr. Susan Hahn, the Department of Mathematics at Kean University has 16 full- time faculty members and about 40 adjunct professors. Our student body consists of approximately 400 majors (all programs) and 100 minors. Graduates from our programs have gone on to successful careers in science, computer science, technology and education.

3 Department of Mathematics Faculty Members NameTitle Phone Dr. Mahmud AffoufAssistant Dr. Isali Dr. Barry Dr. George AvirappatuAssociate (908) Dr. Louis BeaugrisAssistant Dr. Cy Dr. Susan Dr. Stanley Dr. Terry FungAssociate Dr. Kung-Kuen TseAssistant Dr. Revathi NarasimhanAssociate Professor (908) Dr.Raymond ViglioneAssistant (908) Dr. Jiantian WangAssistant Dr. Wolde (908) Dr. Pablo

4 Department of Mathematics Faculty Expertise The faculty’s expertise include: Mathematical Logic History of Mathematics Applied Mathematics Topology and Analysis Algebra Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Fluid Dynamics Number Theory Homotopy Theory Computational Graph Theory Computational Mathematics Graph Theory Operations Research Statistics Statistical Education Math Education

5 Department of Mathematics Programs (Undergraduates) B.A. in Mathematical Sciences B.A. in Mathematical Sciences, Teacher Certification B.A. in Mathematical Sciences, Statistics Option B.A. in Mathematics, Teacher of Students with Disabilities B.A. in Elementary Education, Liberal Studies in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Minor (Statistics)

6 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Academics Industry

7 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Academics: Teachers/Professors/Researchers Listed as one of the occupations to have the largest increases in employment between 2008 and Reason: Growing student population Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

8 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Industries: ActuaryQuants Operations Research Analyst Statistician

9 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Actuary Helps businesses assess the risk of certain events occurring (death, sickness, injury, disability, or loss of property) and formulate policies that minimize the cost of risk Assemble and analyze data Essential to the insurance industry (employs 6 out of 10 actuaries)

10 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Actuary Average salary in May 2010: $76,340

11 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Quants (Quantitative Analyst) Financial Institutions and Mutual Fund Companies hire Mathematicians to use computers to model the financial market. Average salary in 2010: $150,000+

12 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Operations Research Analyst “Operations research” is also referred to as “management science” Apply advanced analytical techniques to help make better decisions and solve problems Average salary in 2010: $60,190

13 Department of Mathematics Sample Job Advertisement (as listed on Director of the Cost Analysis and Estimating Division (CAED) Department Of Homeland Security Salary Range: 132, ,600 USD per year Major Duties: responsible for all aspects of cost estimating and analysis for DHS programs responsible for identifying fruitful areas of analysis; prioritizing work and allocating resource; directing Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs) for key program decision points (as required); and defining, maintaining and directing the cost analysis core competencies Education: bachelor's or higher degree in operations research or equivalent degree which included at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject- matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics.

14 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Statisticians Apply mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of numerical data Apply statistical methods to biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports Many economic, social, political, and military decisions cannot be made without statistical techniques

15 Department of Mathematics Employment Opportunities for Math Majors Statisticians The average salary for an Statistician in 2010 is $89,000.

16 Department of Mathematics Math Competition Problems (with prizes) Math Club Meetings (free food) Math Student Seminars Math Student Tutors Math Department Activities

17 Department of Mathematics Department Chair Dr. Susan Hahn Graduate Coordinator Dr. Narasimhan Statistics Program Coordinator Dr. Woubneh Contact Us More information about the department can be found at

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