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.

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Incoming first-year students can take our calculus self-placement test to determine which course for them to register for.
Department News

This fall, Mathematics and Mathematical Economics majors can elect to add a new interdisciplinary minor, Data Science and Statistics. The minor in Data Science and Statistics prepares students to address the challenges of collecting, understanding, and presenting structured and unstructured data from a variety of different domains and contexts. We will continue to offer the Data Science and Statistics concentration for Mathematics majors.

Andrew Brady, R’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.

Published: "Count Me In: Community and Belonging in Mathematics", AMS press, 2022. Edited by Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics, University of Richmond, and Deanna Haunsperger, Professor of Mathematics at Carleton College.


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,

Joanna Wares Awarded Grant

Math Professor 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. 

Della Dumbaugh Podcast

Math Professor 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.

Faculty Highlights

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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Dr. William Ross
Ross Published

Bill Ross, Roger Francis and Mary Saunders Richardson Chair in Mathematics, published the paper "Zeros of polynomial approximants in ℓAp" in Advances in Mathematics.

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Dr. Joanna Wares
Wares & UR Colleagues Published

Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, along with colleagues Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, and Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, published the article, "R Markdown as a Dynamic Interface for Teaching: Modules from Math and Biology Classrooms," in Mathematical Biosciences.

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Dr. Marcella Torres
Torres Published

Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, with colleagues from the MultiScale Modeling (MSM) Consortium hosted by the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG), published "Model Integration in Computational Biology: The Role of Reproducibility, Credibility and Utility" in Frontiers in Systems Biology.

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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