Contact details for the Department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences remains dedicated to supporting our students. Our office suite (3rd Floor Walker Hall) is open for business, but  many of our faculty and staff continue to work from home for Summer 2021. 

If you need to contact...

  • Individual faculty or staff: Check the PEOPLE menu on this site for emails and office phone numbers. If you call and there is no answer leave a phone message, since our phone system will send a voice mail message via email.
  • Someone about department  ot MELT Institute information: Call or email Astrid Sosa at 828-262-2369;


Welcome! We are part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. Our faculty's expertise spans the  disciplines of actuarial science, pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. Mathematical Sciences offices and classrooms are in Walker Hall at the west end of campus.

We offer undergraduate degrees in Actuarial Science and Mathematics. The mathematics program includes concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary teaching, and statistics, as well as a general, self-designed concentration.

We also offer the Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching.

The sharing of ideas and information across the mathematical disciplines makes our department a rich place to teach and learn. The success of our students in getting jobs reflects our efforts to provide our students with excellent training for today's job market, combined with a broad education for the future.

To learn more about the department, browse this site using the navigation links above, or contact one of us directly.

Congratulations to our May and August 2021 M.A. Graduates!

Congratulations to Zack BeMent and Sofia Cole (May 2021) and to Caity Johnson (expected August 2021)!  

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pictured (l-r): Dr. Gosky (program director), Sofia Cole, Caity Johnson, Dr. Marland (department chair)

Mathematical Sciences News

Colloquium Friday, April 30: Dr. Lori Watson, Wake Forest University

Join us on Friday via ZOOM to hear  Dr. Lori Watson speak on:Hasse Principle Violations in Families of CurvesAbstract: For a curve defi...

Christian Payne chosen as Commencement Speaker

Congratulations to Christian Payne, who has been chosen as a commencement speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences. Christian will be graduating w...

Colloquium Friday, April 23: Dr. Nicole Lazar, Penn State

Join us on Friday at 3 PM via ZOOM to hear Dr. Nicole Lazar speak on...Statistical Issues in the Analysis of Neuroimaging DataAbstract: Structure...

Actuarial Students pass the FM exam!

Congratulations to Actuarial Science students Carly Moyers, Ryan Absher, and Tessa Phelps, who passed the Society of Actuaries Financial Mathematics E...

Colloquium Friday, April 9: Dr. Angelynn Álvarez, SUNY Potsdam

Join us on Friday at 3 PM via ZOOM to hear Dr. Angelynn Álvarez speak on:Curvature: Studying Curves, Surfaces, and The Best Way to Eat Pizza&nbs...