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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.

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Department News

Listen: Count Me In is a new podcast on Spotify hosted by Dr. Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics, UR, and Dr. Deanna Haunsperger , Professor of Mathematics at Carleton College. The podcast is dedicated to “Broadening the understanding of what it means to be a mathematician.” These conversations will give you insights into the many paths people take to find their way to a career in mathematics and the many people who help them along the way.

Happy 100th Birthday to Dr. Elizabeth "Libby" Hesch Taylor, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and former department chair. 

Libby Hesch 
From The Web, 1956


Congratulations to Andre Shannon, Outstanding Mathematics Student, 2021.

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,

Faculty Highlights

  • Wares Published

    Joanna Wares, chair of the Department of Math & Computer Science and associate professor of mathematics, published "Predicting the Impact of Placing an Overdose Prevention Site in Philadelphia: A Mathematical Modeling Approach," in the Harm Reduction Journal

  • Dumbaugh Launches Podcast

    Della Dumbaugh, professor of mathematics, launched a new podcast, Count Me In, dedicated to broadening the understanding of what it means to be a mathematician through a series of hosted conversations. Listen here.

  • Dumbaugh Named Editor-in-Chief

    Della Dumbaugh, assistant chair and professor of mathematics, was named editor-in-chief of American Mathematical Monthly, a publication of the Mathematical Association of America. Read more here.

  • Interactive Photo Collection

    Photogrammar, an open-access, web-based tool that allows users to easily navigate and engage photographs taken between 1935-1943, is now housed at UR thanks to the work of Lauren Tilton, assistant professor of rhetoric & communication studies, and Taylor Arnold, assistant professor of statistics. Read more about the program here.

  • Wares Selected as Mentor

    Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics, will mentor students Berke Nuri and Jonathan Huang for the project “An Agent-Based Model to Evaluate the Effect of Socioeconomic Status and Demographic Factors on COVID-19 Prevalence and Mortality.” This was awarded through the A&S Research Grants Program.

  • Torres Honored

    Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, was recently honored by Lathisms, an organization which showcases the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read about her journey to mathematics and accomplishments here.

  • Wares Participates on Panel

    Joanna Wares, Associate Professor of Mathematics, recently participated as a panelist on “Battling Emerging & Re-emerging Epidemics & Designing Mitigating Strategies - COVID-19”. Learn more about the discussion here.

  • Wares and Torres Awarded

    Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics, and Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, received a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for a project focused on creating mathematics and data science resources to support socially relevant teaching in the time of COVID-19. 

  • Ware and Torres Awarded

    Joanna Ware, associate professor of mathematics, Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, and team received an ACS grant for their workshop, “Mathematics and Data Science Resources to Support Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19”.

  • Kvam Awarded

    Paul Kvam, a professor of statistics, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for travel to Hong Kong to further his research in nonparametric statistics. Kvam plans to visit City University of Hong Kong from Jan. to early May 2021.

Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from math and computer science faculty are being read around the globe.

Feature Stories

A hometown giftMike Kitimet, '19, used a Projects for Peace grant to open a library in his hometown. Read his story.
Math faculty and students attend WINRS at UVAMath professors Heather Russell and Della Dumbaugh chaired sessions at the Women’s Intellectual Network Research Symposium (WINRS) at UVA, where they were joined by UR students Barbara Fujita, Basel Arafat, Jonathan Rodriquez, Madeline Polhill, Ying Wu and Cathy Shi. Of special note, Basel presented his research the poster session and Ying and Cathy each gave a talk on their work on Solomon Lefschetz.

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: Joanna Wares  
Assistant Department Chair and Computer Science Program Coordinator: Doug Szajda
Mathematics Program Coordinator: 
Taylor Arnold
Administrative coordinator: Kathy Rothert