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
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 is an applied mathematician with research interests in numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and singular partial differential equation theory. His research expertise has enabled collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts in quantum mechanics, computer and mechanical engineering, and biology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in economics from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in applied mathematics and doctoral degree in applied mathematics with a minor in aerospace and mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona. Undergraduate and graduate students continue to play a central part of his research through directed research projects and funded summer research opportunities.
Outside of the classroom, Beauregard enjoys reading, cycling, spending time with his family and studying the Bible.
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 received his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in 2006 and began working at SFA. Becnel has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate research projects while at the university and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Research grant. Through this grant, he has worked with colleagues to create the virtual reality app CalcVR for multivariable calculus and has studied the impact of virtual reality on undergraduate education. His previous research interests include quantum computing, radon transforms, probability theory, white noise analysis and topological vector spaces. The culmination of many of these previous research projects will appear in Becnel’s book “Tools for Infinite Dimensional Analysis,” published by CRC Press.
Dr. Kimberly M. Childs
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. 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
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.
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.
Dr. Gregory Miller
Dr. Miller received a doctoral degree in statistics from Southern Methodist University. While his main area of study is in enumerative combinatorics, he maintains his traditional interest in applied probability. He teaches all levels of statistics courses, from introductory to discipline-specific sections and graduate courses. He was the 2010 SFASU Foundation’s Faculty Award winner for research and the 2012 advisor for the William R. Johnson Most Outstanding Thesis at SFA. Active in statistical consulting, Miller often works on statistical projects with specific ties to health care. He is also the play-by-play voice on all ESPN/radio broadcasts for SFA volleyball.