Meet our bright, diverse and passionate students in the department who are researching in pure Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. View our Fall 2021 Graduate Teaching assistants here.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Eric Davis**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W348

Contact: Eric.Davis@unh.edu

Eric is a PhD student in the Mathematics program at UNH. His interests are in algebra, and he looks forward to studying commutative algebra and Galois theory. He is a graduate of Worcester State University.

Eric is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Devin Gent**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: Devin.Gent@unh.edu

Devin Gent joined the department in the fall of 2017. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program at UNH. He previously attended Rivier University. His interests include Functional Analysis, Abstract Algebra, and Game Theory.

Devin is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Jonathan Godbout**

PhD Mathematics

Contact: Jonathan.Godbout@unh.edu

Jonathan completed his Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics at the University of Vermont in 2013, focusing on Algebraic Combinatorics. He is a part time PhD student in the Mathematics program. Jonathan’s research is in Operator Algebra and Quantum Information Theory. In his spare time he is a software engineer at Google. He and his wife Wenjing (also an Operator Algebraist at UNH) live in Cambridge, MA.

**Weichen Gu **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: Weichen.Gu@unh.edu

Weichen entered the department in the fall of 2019. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program at UNH.

Weichen is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Alice Hempel **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W348

Contact: Alice.Hempel@unh.edu

Alice entered the department in the fall of 2017. She is a PhD student in the Mathematics program. Alice has not yet decided on a major, but is interested in topics in Algebra and Mathematics Education. In 2018, she attended the Graduate Workshop in Algebraic Geometry for Women & Mathematicians of Minority Genders at MIT/Harvard. As an undergraduate at UNH, Alice won the Mathematics Achievement Award in 2017. Alice enjoys making music, baking, and going on performance tours with her girlfriend.

Alice is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Meaghan Mahoney **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: Meaghan.Mahoney@unh.edu

Meaghan entered the department in the fall of 2019. She is a PhD student in the Pure Mathematics program at UNH. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State University. Her interests are in Analysis and Graph Theory.

Meaghan is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Thomas Nocera**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W348

Contact: Thomas.Nocera@unh.edu

Thomas entered the department in the fall of 2018. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program. His interests include Modern Algebra, Topology, and Category Theory. He holds a BS in Mathematics.

Thomas is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Emma Phillips **

PhD Mathematics

Contact: Emma.Phillips@unh.edu

Emma entered the department in the fall of 2016. She is a PhD student in the Mathematics program. In 2018 she earned the Graduate School’s Teaching Award for her significant contribution to the teaching mission of the university and her excellent in teaching. Her academic interests are in algebraic topology and category theory. Emma earned her BS in Mathematics from Trinity College. Before coming to UNH she was a Math Teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. In her free time, Emma enjoys sewing and hanging out with her dogs.

Emma is currently on a Dissertation Year Fellowship. Please visit her website: https://sites.google.com/view/emmaphillips

**David Quaglieri**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: David.Quaglieri@unh.edu

David entered the department in the fall of 2016. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program. His interests include Analysis and Linear Algebra. He holds a Master’s in Mathematics from Rhode Island College.

David is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Sukitha Inesha Rupasinghe Adappa **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: Sukitha.Adappa@unh.edu

Sukitha entered the department in the fall of 2018. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program. He is interested in a variety of areas, including topology, functional analysis, financial mathematics, computational mathematics, optimization or numerical analysis. Before his time at UNH, he was an Instructor in Engineering Mathematics at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Sukitha holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Peradeniya.

Sukitha is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Minh Tran**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: Minh.Tran@unh.edu

Minh entered the department in the fall of 2016. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program. He is interested in number theory. He holds bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University.

Minh is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Sophia Brisard**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Sophia.Brisard@unh.edu

Sophie is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Courtney Burns**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Courtney.Burns@unh.edu

Courtney received her BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts. After graduating, she worked as an Actuary for a year before making the decision to return to school and enter the Ph.D. program in Mathematics Education. She is passionate about math education and has spent a great deal of time tutoring K-12 students and students in 2-year and 4-year University programs.

Courtney is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Bitna Choi**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Bitna.Choi@unh.edu

Bitna earned a BS in Mathematics from Chung-Ang University in South Korea. After graduating, she wanted to study education further, so she completed a master's degree in Mathematics Education at Korea University. She earned a second master's degree in Mathematics from Lakehead University in Canada. Bitna joined the department in the fall of 2020 in the PhD program in Mathematics Education.

Bitna is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Catherine Dennis**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Catherine.Dennis@unh.edu

Catherine grew up in a small town on Cape Cod. She then went to undergrad at Wheaton College (MA), where she fell in love with teaching. Wanting to pursue her love for math education further, she found UNH and joined their Math Education PhD team.

Catherine is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Joyce Gonzalez**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Joyce.Gonzalez@unh.edu

Joyce completed a BA in Mathematics at Central Connecticut State University, also making a detour to complete an MS in Geography there before returning to math upon entering the Ph.D. program in Mathematics Education in the fall of 2018. Joyce previously was the Teaching Assistant for MATH 418, Analysis and Applications of Functions and MATH 425 Calculus I.

Joyce is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Jessica Harter**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Jessica.Harter@unh.edu

Jess entered the PhD in Mathematics Education program in the fall of 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Framingham State University and her Master's in Education from Worcester State University. Before her time at UNH, she worked in the Student Accounts and Financial Aid offices at FSU, as a para-professional in a 4th grade classroom, and as an adjunct professor at WSU. She has been a TA for MATH 418, 422, 424B, and 425. She has also been the instructor for MATH 424B.

Jess is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Phuong (Emily) Wilk**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: Phuong.Wilk@unh.edu

Emily entered the department in the fall of 2017. She is a PhD student in the Mathematics Education program at UNH. She earned Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Connecticut’s Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates. Before coming to UNH, Emily was a Math Teacher at Coventry High School and Batchelder School, both in Connecticut.

Emily is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Rebecca Alpert**

MS Statistics

Contact: Rebekah Alpert@unh.edu

Rebekah is a Statistics MS student who currently works as a Cost Analyst for Hanscom Air Force base. Her research interests have ranged from psychology to environmental science to music theory.

**Ron Coury**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: Ron.Coury@unh.edu

Ron is a PhD student in the Statistics program at UNH. His interests stem from his research in Applied Linera Models, Nonparametric Methods and Categorical Data Analysis. He is focused on regression analysis and data mining.

Ron is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Rosemary Danaher**

PhD Statistics

Contact: Rosemary.Danaher@unh.edu

Rosemary Danaher is a PhD student in Statistics at UNH. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Fairfield University. Rosemary also has her teaching certificate in secondary education, mathematics. She has 14 years of teaching experience at the collegiate level, as a full time faculty member at Sacred Heart University and an adjunct faculty member at Fairfield University. Prior to teaching she worked for a Fortune 10 company as an IT manager and software developer where she earned several awards for innovations in application development.

**Jack DeGroot**

PhD Statistics

Contact: Jack.Degroot@unh.edu

Jack entered the Statistics PhD program in Fall 2021 after graduating from Marywood University in May 2021 with a BS in Mathematics and Finance. He is interested in survival analysis and times series regarding financial and economic application.

Jack is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Kathryn "Nix" Dube**

MS Statistics

Contact: Kathryn.Dube@unh.edu

Kathryn entered the department in the fall of 2017. She is currently a student in the Master of Science in Statistics program, and the Ethernets Operations Manager for the Ethernets Technologies Consortium at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 2014. She has a passion for data analysis, and a strong interest in sports analytics.

**Matthew Duckett**

PhD Statistics

Contact: Matthew.Duckett@unh.edu

Matthew entered the department in the fall of 2019. Previous to that, he spent three years as a visiting lecturer at Fairfield University. Matthew holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from Fairfield University, a Master of Science in Mathematics Education from Brooklyn college, and a dual B.A. in film and psychology from Syracuse University.

Matthew is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Mirajul Islam**

PhD Statistics

Contact: Mirajul.Islam@unh.edu

Mirajul entered the department in the fall of 2016. He is a PhD student in the Statistics program at UNH, and a faculty member of the Department of Statistics, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST). He has completed a MS Thesis in Biostatistics titled “Regression Models for Competing Risks using Pseudo values of Cumulative Incidence Function” at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

**Jakub Michel**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: Jakub.Michel@unh.edu

Jakub entered the department in the fall of 2018. He is a PhD student in the Statistics program. Before joining UNH, Jakub taught at Kiettisack International School and Oscar International School in Laos. Jakub earned a Master of Science in Mathematics from Missouri State University, and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Lincoln University.

Jakub is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Amanda Tellier **

MS Statistics

Contact: Amanda.Tellier@unh.edu

Amanda entered the department in the fall of 2015. In that time she has worked on earning a post-bachelor’s certificate in Industrial Statistics and is now working to finish her Masters of Science in Statistics. Amanda is a member of UNH’s co-ed professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma and was initiated into the fraternity in 2014. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Plymouth State University in 2013. She is interested in data analysis and design of experiments with a focus and interest in biostatistics.

**Lin Wang**

PhD Statistics

Contact: Lin.Wang@unh.edu

**Biao (Dennis) Zhang**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: Biao.Zhang@unh.edu

Dennis entered the department in the fall of 2017. He is a PhD student in the Statistics program at UNH. He earned Master’s in Statistics from George Washington University in 2014, and a BS in Applied Mathematics from the Southwest University in China in 2012.

Dennis is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

##### Applied Mathematics

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers an Integrated Applied Mathematics (IAM) PhD Program. This interdisciplinary applied mathematics program gives students the opportunity to explore the frontier where the sciences meet cutting-edge mathematical analysis and high performance computing.