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

##### Applied Mathematics

**Eric Davis**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W348

Contact: emd1074@wildcats.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 from Worcester State University.

Eric currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Matthew Duckett**

PhD Mathematics

Contact: md1435@wildcats.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.

**Devin Gent**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: ddg1002@wildcats.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 stem from proof writing and problem solving, and he is particularly interested in Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Classical Gemoetries, and Game Theory.

Devin currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Jonathan Godbout**

PhD Mathematics

Contact: jg1121@wildcats.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 second year 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.

**Jason Green**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: jag1032@wildcats.unh.edu

Jason entered the department in the fall of 2015. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program at UNH. A major interest of his is Number Theory. Before joining UNH Jason was a student at Worcester State University.

Jason currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Weichen Gu **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: wg1024@wildcats.unh.edu

Weichen entered the department in the fall of 2019. He is a PhD student in the Mathematics program at UNH. Weichen currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Alice Hempel **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: aah2017@wildcats.unh.edu

Alice is a second year PhD student in Mathematics. Alice is a TA for 424A, Calculus for Social Sciences for the Fall 2018 semester. Previously she was a TA for MATH 425. 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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Meaghan Mahoney **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N350

Contact: mmm1162@wildcats.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.

**Thomas Nocera**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W348

Contact: tan1011@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Emma Phillips **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N316

Contact: ecp1016@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**David Quaglieri**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: djq1000@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Sukitha Inesha Rupasinghe Adappa **

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room W350

Contact: as1644@wildcats.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 University of Peradeniya.

Sukitha currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Minh Tran**

PhD Mathematics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: mat1029@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Courtney Burns**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: crb1114@wildcats.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 for MATH 420, Finite Mathematics, in the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

**Bitna Choi**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: bc1208@wildcats.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 Ph.D. program in Mathematics Education at UNH. She is currently a teaching assistant for MATH 418.

**Catherine Dennis**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: cjd1109@wildcats.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 I found UNH and joined their Math Ed PhD team. Catherine enjoyed working with her students previously in Mathematics for Business Applications, Calculus for Life Sciences. She is looking forward to this fall with MATH 418, Analysis and Applications for Functions.

**David Fifty**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N348

Contact: dri36@wildcats.unh.edu

David is a Ph.D. candidate in the Mathematics Education program at UNH, where he also earned his M.S. in Mathematics. He completed his Ph.D. Minor in complex functional analysis under Dr. Hibschweiler. For his dissertation research under Dr. Buchbinder and Dr. McCrone, David studies the development of social and sociomathematical norms in developmental mathematics classes to characterize students' engagement.

David has been a teaching assistant and/or instructor for MATH 418, 424A, 424B, 425, 426, and 527. His passion and dedication to teaching has earned him multiple teaching awards from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Graduate School.

David currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Joyce Gonzalez**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: jg1275@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Cammie Gray**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: clg2001@wildcats.unh.edu

Cammie entered the PhD in Mathematics Education program in the fall of 2016. She earned her MST from the University of New Hampshire and has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.** **

Before her time at UNH, she was a middle and high school mathematics teacher for four years in the Templeton Unified School District in Templeton, California. She received the "Robert Noyce Scholarship" in 2011, the "Outstanding Mathematics Educator" award in 2012, and the "James Leitzel Scholarship" in 2014.

Her research interests include secondary teacher education and learning in undergraduate mathematics. Cammie currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. She has been a TA for both Math 418 and Math 425 in previous semesters, has been the instructor for Math 418, the instructor for Math 601/801, Exploring Mathematics for Teachers I.

Cammie currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Jessica Harter**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: jrh1081@wildcats.unh.edu

Jessica entered the department in the fall of 2018. She is a PhD student in the Mathematics Education program at UNH. Before joining UNH Jessica was an adjunct math professor at Worcester State University, where she earned her Master’s.

Jessica currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Dalton Marsh **

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: ddm1002@wildcats.unh.edu

Dalton entered the department in the fall of 2015. He is a fourth-year PhD student in the Mathematics Education program at UNH. He earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from Clarkson University, his M.A. in mathematics at the State University of New York at Albany, and his B.A. in mathematics from Alfred University. In 2017, he was awarded Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Dalton currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He was the instructor for MATH 439: Statistical Discovery for Everyone, as well as an instructor for MATH 418. He has Teaching Assistant experience in MATH 418, 425H, 426H, and 644.

For his dissertation research, Dalton is studying how students’ attitudes towards mathematics and science develop throughout high school and motivate them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Dalton is currently on a Dissertation Year Fellowship.

**Phuong (Emily) Wilk**

PhD Mathematics Education

Kingsbury Hall, room N330

Contact: pdw1005@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

##### Applied Mathematics

**Ron Coury**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: rc12@wildcats.unh.edu

Ronnie 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.

Ronnie currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Rosemary Danaher**

PhD Statistics

Contact: rmd1029@wildcats.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 in Fairfield CT. 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.

**Kathryn "Nix" Dube**

MS Statistics

Contact: knp6@wildcats.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: md1435@wildcats.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.

**Mirajul Islam**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N316

Contact: mi1019@wildcats.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.

Mirajul currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Shuo Li**

PhD Statistics

Contact: sl1021@wildcats.unh.edu

**Tyler Lonczak**

MS Statistics

Contact: tjp35@wildcats.unh.edu

**Yiming Liu**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N315 c

Contact: yl2019@wildcats.unh.edu

**Jakub Michel**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: jm1540@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

**Amanda Tellier **

MS Statistics

Contact: amtellier@wildcats.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 this year. 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’s 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

Kingsbury Hall, room N315 c

Contact: lw2011@wildcats.unh.edu

**Biao (Dennis) Zhang**

PhD Statistics

Kingsbury Hall, room N318

Contact: bz1018@wildcats.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 currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

##### Applied Mathematics

Below you will find the students in the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics program.

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences also 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.

**Olga Letterman**

MS Applied Mathematics

Contact: oil1001@wildcats.unh.edu

Olga entered the program in the fall of 2017. She is a master’s student in the Applied Mathematics program at UNH. She has an background in biochemistry, earned BS in Business Administration, with a focus on finance management, as well as a Doctorate in Applied Linguistics from the Novgorod State University in Russia.

**Khalid Alqahtani **

MS Applied Mathematics

Contact: kfa1005@wildcats.unh.edu

Khalid Alqahtani joined hte Applied Mathematics Program at UNH in the fall of 2018. He is current working on his Master's Project with Professor Chini.