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.

Game Night for Mathemematics & Statistics and Computer Science majors, Tuesdays at 6:00 PM in Jepson Hall 212C during fall and spring semesters.

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

Geese family on pond

On Campus Math Is A Constant

For UR mathematics professor Michael Kerckhove, math is all around. And a big part of his strategy as an educator is encouraging students to think about the math they see every day.

For example: geese and basketball games.

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Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium

September 5 at 4:30 PM

Location: Jepson Faculty Lounge on the first floor of Jepson Hall

Student Summer Research Presentations

Non-abelian Partial Difference Sets
Student Researchers: Aiden Hills, Ziqi Meng, Yoonha Nam
Mentor: Dr. James Davis

Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Medicated vs. Non-medicated Treatment
Students: Muskan Agarwal, Maniha Agram, Gabe Greenberg
Mentor: Dr. Joanna Wares

Parallel Algorithms for High-Dimensional Clustering
Student: Andrew Brady
Special Program: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Combinatorics, Algorithms, and AI for Real Problems (REU-CAAR)
Mentor: Dr. Laxman Dhulipala, University of Maryland, College Park

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.

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Faculty Highlights

Dr. Heather M. Russell
Russell Published

Heather M. Russell, associate professor of mathematics, and Prateek Bhakta, associate professor of computer science, together with former UR colleague Sara Krehbiel and UR alums Rachel Morris '20, Aalok Sathe '21, Wesley Su '20, and Maxine Xin '20, published "Block symmetries in graph coloring reconfiguration systems" in Advances in Applied Mathematics.

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Dr. Taylor Arnold
Arnold & Kissling Published

Taylor Arnold, associate professor of statistics, along with Elizabeth Kissling, associate professor of Spanish and applied linguistics, published the article "Preliminary Evidence that Applied Cognitive Linguistics is Effective for Novice Learners Regardless of their Individual Differences" in Language Teaching Research

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Dr. Heather M. Russell
Russell Awarded

Heather M. Russell, associate professor of mathematics is an inaugural recipient of the AMS-Simons Research Enhancement Grants for Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty. This grant will fund her research on objects in combinatorial representation theory called "webs." 

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Dr. Heather M. Russell
Russell Selected

Heather Russell, associate professor of mathematics, has been selected as the summer 2023 mathematicians in residence for the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics' Director's Mathematician in Residence Program.

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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: Dr. Heather Russell
Academic Administrative Coordinator: Kathy Rothert