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Mathematics & Computer Science

Math class

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

Job posting: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The department is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin in August 2015.  Please see the full job ad for more details.  Apply by December 1 for full consideration.

Dr. Poplin publishes puzzles in MAA Focus

The most recent issue of MAA Focus magazine features several dice puzzles by Dr. Phillip Poplin, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  They appear on page 31.

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 an invited member of a panel discussion Incorporating Real-World Applications into Calculus and Statistics Courses.

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!


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).

29 January: TBA

Dr. Paul Hemler
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hampden-Sydney College


Problem of the Month

November 2014

November Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: DUE 24-NOV.

Previous problems


Recent Events

Colloquium November 13, 2014

Dr. Susan Goldstine (St. Mary's College of Maryland) demonstrated that You can never have too many bracelets as the fourth colloquium of the 2014-15 academic year.

Colloquium October 21, 2014

Dr. Caren Deifenderfer (Hollins University) guided students through MegaMenger as the third 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.