Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

The University of Richmond’s mathematics program provides students the opportunity to study the science of number, quantity, and space, including applications to other fields.

Majors & MinorCourses
Calculus Placement Test
Incoming first-year students can take our calculus self-placement test to determine the course for which they should register.
Department News

Check out Big Math Network, an online resource that promotes careers in Business, Industry and Government to students and departments of the mathematical sciences. Also, Actuarial Outpost provides a resource to the actuarial community that allows for the exchange of ideas and information specific to the Actuarial profession.

If you are a first year student interested in mathematics, statistics, or data science, and would like to be added to our email list serv, send a request to Kathy Rothert,

Dumbaugh Delivers MAA Distinguished Lecture

Della Dumbaugh, professor of mathematics, was invited to deliver a Mathematical Association of America Distinguished Lecture. The MAA lecture features the foremost experts within the field of mathematics, known for their ability to make current mathematical ideas accessible to non-specialists.

Dumbaugh's lecture titled "Every Paper Tells a Story: Mathematics at the Monthly" showcased the riches of the American Mathematical Monthly and what they teach us about the profession. This talk also included tips for publishing in the journal today.

Joanna Wares Awarded Grant

Wares Receives Funding for Opioid Crisis Research

Joanna Wares, a mathematics professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, is receiving grant support for research on mathematically modeling interventions for the opioid crisis.

This project, supported by the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, combines mathematics with public health policy issues. Wares is collaborating with professor Zeynep Teymuroglu at Rollins College in Florida. The research is an extension of their previous work with Penn Injury Science Center on predicting the impact of placing an overdose prevention site in Philadelphia.

Wares and Teymuroglu will engage underrepresented students in a working group focused on building mathematical models related to the opioid crisis. 

Mathematics & Statistics Events

No events scheduled at this time.

Student Success

Andrew Brady, '24, a double major in mathematics and computer science, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is a national award for students who are pursuing STEM disciplines and who are likely to go to graduate school in a STEM discipline.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Taylor Arnold
Arnold Awarded

Photogrammar, a project led by Taylor Arnold, associate professor of statistics; and Lauren Tilton, associate professor of digital humanities; along with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship Lab at UR and American Studies at Yale University, was awarded the American Studies Association's 2022 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities.

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Dr. Della Dumbaugh
Dumbaugh Delivers Invited Talk

Della Dumbaugh, professor of mathematics, was invited to deliver the Mathematical Association of America Distinguished Lecture.

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Dr. Paul Kvam
Kvam Published

Paul Kvam, professor of statistics, published the book Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering.

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Dr. Della Dumbaugh
Dumbaugh Published

Della Dumbaugh, professor of mathematics, published a new collaborative book, A History of Mathematics in the United States and Canada, Volume 2: 1900-1941.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Math & Computer Science
212 Jepson Hall
221 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8077
Fax: (804) 287-6444

Department Chair: Dr. Joanna Wares  
Mathematics Program Coordinator: Taylor Arnold
Academic Administrative Coordinator: Kathy Rothert