A passion for teaching and research
SFA’s mathematics and statistics professors are a diverse group with a variety of backgrounds and research interests. But they all have one thing in common: They love teaching. As a mathematics and statistics student, you’ll work with instructors and professors who specialize in everything from mathematics education and differential equations to applied probability and mathematical economics. You’ll also work with several faculty members who started their educational journeys right here at SFA – Axe ’em, Jacks!
Dr. Lesa L. Beverly
Professor and Chair
Dr. Beverly holds a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Virginia at Wise and a master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from Virginia Tech. Her areas of interest include mathematical crystallography and mathematics education.
Dr. Matthew Beauregard
Dr. Beauregard was the recipient of an SFA Research and Creative Activity grant in 2017. His research investigates and develops a mechanism to explore deterministic mathematical models of aquatic ecosystems. The mathematical models are intrinsically nonlinear, which complicates the mathematical theory and presents numerous challenges to the ensuing analysis and predicative capacity. To circumvent these complications, relevant interactions and features of the ecosystem are often neglected. In this research, these complexities are not ignored and will develop new numerical procedures to accurately simulate the mathematical models. The computer simulations will provide incredible insight into the behavior and interaction between the involved species that cannot be established through current theoretical tools.
Dr. Brian Beavers
Dr. Beavers' primary research areas are matroid theory and graph theory, focusing on connectivity and decompositions. He is also interested in math history, math pedagogy and recreational mathematics. Beavers holds a bachelor's in mathematics from Louisiana Tech University and a master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Jeremy J. Becnel
Dr. Becnel’s research interests include the radon transform, support theorem and inversion formulas, as well as dimensional distribution theory. He holds a bachelor's in mathematics and computer science from Nicholls State University and a master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from Louisiana State University. Becnel is a recipient of the NSA Young Investigators Grant.
Dr. Kimberly M. Childs
Professor and Dean of the College and Science and Mathematics
Dr. Childs holds a B.S. in mathematics from Dallas Baptist University, an M.S. in mathematics teaching from Stephen F. Austin State University and Ph.D. in mathematics education from Texas A&M University.
Dr. William D. Clark
Dr. Clark earned a bachelor's from Central Oklahoma State University, and he holds a master's and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently the coordinator of graduate studies for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SFA.
Dr. Lynn Greenleaf
Dr. Greenleaf holds a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, a master's in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include partial differential equations and control theory. Greenleaf is the coordinator of STEM Academies for SFA.
Dr. Roy Joe Harris
Dr. Harris holds a bachelor's in mathematics from SFA (Axe ’em, Jacks!), and he earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. His primary research interest is complex analysis. Harris’ outreach efforts focus on providing dual-credit options for students in rural areas of East Texas.
Dr. Robert Henderson
Dr. Henderson holds a bachelor's in mathematics and history from Trinity University, a master's in mathematical statistics from Southern Methodist University, an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Keith Hubbard
Dr. Hubbard's research interests include mathematics education, vertex coalgebras and vertex operator coalgebras. He is also working on a collaborative project in mathematical economics focusing on tax progressivity. Hubbard holds a bachelor's from Point Loma Nazarene University, and a master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Thomas W. Judson
Dr. Judson’s primary areas of interest are Lie algebras and mathematics education, particularly high school and university mathematics education in the United States and Japan. He holds a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Illinois and an master's degree and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oregon.
Dr. Jane H. Long
Dr. Long holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Her primary research interests include topics in algebraic topology, particularly the cohomology of finite groups.
Dr. Nicholas Long
Dr. Long's research interests include dynamical systems with a focus on symbolic dynamics, physics and economics. He holds a bachelor's in mathematics and physics from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Gregory K. Miller
Dr. Miller's research interests include applied probability, renewal theory and queueing (waiting line) theory, and he is beginning work in enumerative combinatorics with a view towards use in discrete distribution theory. He is also involved in statistical consulting with researchers across campus as well as in the East Texas region. Dr. Miller holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and earned a master's and Ph.D. in statistics from Southern Methodist University. He has been on the SFA faculty since 1997 and is the voice of SFA Ladyjack Volleyball, providing play-by-play and commentary for all home matches, streamed live on ESPN3. In addition, Miller owns East Texas Statistical Services, a company that provides data, visualization, analytics and statistical consulting for its clients.
Dr. Jonathan L. Mitchell
Dr. Mitchell earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics at SFA and his Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from Southern Methodist University. His primary research interests involve analyzing – via the homotopy analysis method, among other methods – nonlinear oscillators, which can represent malarial infections, other epidemics and possibly include time delays.
Dr. Deborah A. Pace
Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Pace holds a B.S., an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her primary areas of interest are differential equations and mathematics education.
Dr. Clint Richardson
Dr. Richardson's primary research interests include topics in complex analysis, specifically in conformal mapping, geometric function theory and planar harmonic mappings. He also has a strong interest in mathematics pedagogy/content area reading and applications of mathematics in the physical sciences. Richardson holds a bachelor's from Angelo State University and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.
Dr. Kent Riggs
Dr. Riggs' research areas include misclassification statistical models, seemingly unrelated regressions and predator-prey models. He holds a bachelor's in mathematics from Sam Houston State University, and a master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from Baylor University.
Dr. Sarah Stovall
Dr. Stovall holds a bachelor's in mathematics from SFA, a master's in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Texas A&M. Her areas of interest include college-level mathematics courses, particularly college geometry and abstract algebra. Stovall currently serves as coordinator of administration for the department.
Cook holds a bachelor's in biology and a master's in statistics from SFA.
Angela West Dixon
Ms. Dixon earned a B.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005 and an M.S. in mathematics from SFA in 2007.
Hilary Dosser earned a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2000 and an master's in mathematics from SFA.
Dr. Robert R. Fleet
Dr. Fleet earned his bachelor's and master's in zoology from the University of Kansas. He completed his Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University.
Danielle Johnson earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from SFA.
Robert Payne received his bachelor's and master's degrees from SFA. He currently serves as the coordinator of developmental mathematics.
Stacia Prince is the coordinator of teacher preparation programs for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. She holds a bachelor's and a master's in mathematics from SFA, and she holds teaching certifications in secondary mathematics and life-earth middle school science.
Mr. Sullivan earned his B.S. and his M.S. degrees from SFA.
Ms. Sullivan holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from SFA.
Judeana Marshall graduated from Massey Business College in 1990. After serving in several administrative positions outside the university, she joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2004 as senior secretary. She was promoted to administrative assistant in 2011.
Susanna Ramirez joined the department as senior secretary in 2011. Before she joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, she spent 11 years as an account manager for Southwest Federal Savings Association and 16 years as an administrative assistant for Nacogdoches ISD.