Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Wenham, MA 01984
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Mathematics in Voting Theory and Music Theory; Algebraic Geometry
Dr. Crisman's interests lie largely in concrete applications of mathematics to analysis of election procedures; he is also interested in connections with music and the abstract world of invariants on hyperplane arrangements. He is passionate about open source software in mathematics, largely as a developer in the Sage project, and recently finished a term as a fellow of Gordon College's Center for Faith and Inquiry exploring ways to bring the interplay between theology and the open source movement to a wider audience.
He coordinates the Gordon Math Forum, a student-oriented hour of problems, lectures, speakers on career options, and other topics, is an area editor for the journal PRIMUS, and on occasion teaches the "Exploratory Maths with Sage" course at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Jonathan R. Senning
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Scientific Applications, Computer Applications of Mathematics
Dr. Senning combines an interest in applying mathematics to real-world problems with a love for computer technology and finding ways to use computers in a variety of applications. His current interests include high-performance computing and computational solutions to network queueing problems, and he recently received a grant to build a LittleFe high-performance cluster. He is also serving on the board of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.
Richard H. Stout
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Group Theory, History of Math, Foundations of Math
Dr. Stout focuses on areas of pure mathematics, where questions about the beautiful and abstract structures that underlie the theory of mathematics are discussed. He is also interested in finding ways to help prospective elementary and middle school teachers better understand the theory that supports elementary mathematics. Since its first gathering in 1977, Dr. Stout has been actively involved in the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.
Michael H. Veatch
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Operations Research, Probability, Applications in Business and Manufacturing
Dr. Veatch combines an active research program in operations research, where mathematics is applied to problems from business and manufacturing, together with his interest in areas such as probability and statistics. His recent National Science Foundation grant involved students in studying network control problems. He is also interested in humanitarian logistics and the effective delivery of aid, and recently organized a conference at Gordon on these issues.