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Mathematics & Computer Science

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We offer courses in computer science, mathematics, and mathematics education.  Our students major in mathematics or computer science, and our mathematics education program is nationally recognized by NCATE.

Our faculty scholars are engaged in excellent teaching, mentoring, and advising within a student-oriented department.


Featured News

Mathematics faculty participates at Mathfest

Dr. William Abrams, Professor of Mathematics, presented Discovering Concepts in Calculus II at Mathfest in Portland, OR this August.  Dr. Leigh Lunsford, Professor of Mathematics, was a member of a panel discussion.

Department faculty member wins Student Faculty Recognition Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Emerson-Stonnell (Professor of Mathematics) who was awarded the Student Faculty Recognition Award at Commencement 2014!

Department faculty member's article published in PRIMUS

Dr. David Shoenthal, Associate Professor of Mathematics and department chair, was published in PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies.  His article, "Fourier Series as a Unifying Topic in Calculus II," appears in Volume 24, Issue 4 (2014).

Department faculty member's article appears in conference proceedings

Dr. Don Blaheta, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was published in the Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2014.  He presented his paper "Reinventing homework as cooperative, formative assessment" at the SIGCSE conference in Atlanta, GA.

Department faculty member sees article published in School Science and Mathematics

Dr. Maria Timmerman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (and recent winner of the 2014 VCTM William C. Lowry Outstanding Mathematics Educator of the Year Award for the University Level), published her article "Making Connections: Elementary Teachers’ Construction of Division Word Problems and Representations" in School Science and Mathematics.


Colloquium Series

All colloquia are from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Ruffner 356.  Be sure to join us for a social before the colloquium starting at 3:30 in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department lounge (Ruffner 300A).

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Dr. Brian Heinhold
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mount St. Mary's University


Problem of the Month

October 2014

October Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: DUE 27-OCT

Previous problems


Recent Events

Colloquium September 4, 2014

Dr. Edwin O'Shea (JMU) presented Divisibility Tests Unified as the first colloquium of the 2014-15 academic year.


Fractal Art Display


The department is displaying several pieces of artwork by Longwood alumna Judith Moffitt (1977). These digital pigment prints are part of the Virginia Artists Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and were a gift of the artist in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot. The photos on this site are by Taylor Dabney.