Meet our bright, diverse and passionate students in the department who are researching in pure Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. View our Fall 2023 graduate teaching assistants here.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Meaghan Allen **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: Meaghan.Allen@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.

**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.

**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.

**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.

**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.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Maryam Aswad**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room KING N330

Contact: Maryam.Aswad@unh.edu

**Sophie 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.

**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.

**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.

**Lisha Hunter**

PhD Mathematics Education

Contact: Lisha.Hunter@unh.edu

Lisha graduated from Keene State College with a BA in Mathematics/Secondary Education and an MEd in Education, and is interested in exploring connections between K-12 math experiences and math anxiety, especially in pre-service elementary educators. She works full-time at Keene State as an academic advisor and as an adjunct math faculty, teaching Math Education courses.

##### Applied Mathematics

**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.

**Matthew Duckett**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

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.

**Shiyang Hu**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: Shiyang.Hu@unh.edu

**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.

##### 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.