Redefining the Classroom

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Kimberly Muller
Kimberly Muller
Department Chair
Office: CAS 206F
Phone: (906) 635-2170
Fax: (906) 635-6663

Ms. Colleen Barr
Academic Assistant

School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics

If you are pursuing a college degree in mathematics, you are well on your way to one of the best jobs in America today. Mathematician, actuary, and statistician rank as the top three occupations in the country, according to an article published in Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal.

“This is great news for our math majors,” says Lake Superior State University professor Thomas Boger, who heads up the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. “Over the years, our mathematics alumni have shared their success stories with us. This study further confirms that we are preparing students for satisfying careers.”

Computer Science

Career projection outlooks have stated that computer networking professionals will be in high demand for many years to come. Strangely enough, there are very few U.S. universities and colleges that offer a 4-year degree in computer networking, especially one that provides students with hands-on experience with a variety of hardware and software.

"In addition to the computer networking degree, employers in the networking field today are looking for industry certifications, hands-on training, and work experience," says Mark Terwilliger, professor in computer science. "The LSSU Computer Networking degree provides all of those things."

Many of the courses in the computer networking curriculum help prepare students for the industry-standard certifications that employers are looking for. These include certifications such as Cisco, CompTIA, Novell, and Microsoft. The degree also requires a full year internship or co-operative as a capstone experience.

Recent graduates from the program have been finding jobs in a variety of settings. The degree is intended to prepare students for work as a network administrator, web analyst/designer/programmer, system administrator, or help desk/support specialist.

Mathematics Faculty and Staff


Collette Coullard

Professor
BS 1980, Lake Superior State University
MS 1981, PhD 1985, Northwestern University

Lorraine Gregory


Lorraine Gregory

Assistant Professor
BS 1972, BEd 1984, University of Saskatchewan
MSEd 1997, EdD 2001, Duquesne University

Kimberly Muller


Kimberly Muller

Professor
BS 1994, Hardin-Simmons University
MS 1997, PhD 2004, University of North Texas

Bryan Snyder


Bryan Snyder

Assistant Professor
BS 1992, University of California, Santa Barbara
MS 1994, PhD 1999, Ohio State University

George Voutsadakis


George Voutsadakis

Assistant Professor
Diploma 1993, University of Patras, Greece
MS 1995, PhD 1998, Iowa State University

Grace Ngunkeng


Grace Ngunkeng

Assistant Professor
MS, 2007, Purdue University
PhD, 2013, Bowling Green State University

Morgan Rodgers


Morgan Rodgers

Visiting Assistant Professor
BA, 2005, Humboldt State University
PhD, 2012, University of Colorado, Denver

Colleen Barr


Colleen Barr

Academic Assistant
School of Mathematics and Computer Science
CAS 206

Computer Science Faculty and Staff

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Assistant Professor
B.S. Lake Superior State University
M.S. University of Michigan
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Kathleen Kalata

Kathleen Kalata

Assistant Professor
BSN 1989, University of St. Francis
MBA, University of Illinois
MS, University of Illinois
PhD, Western Michigan University 2014

Evan Schemm

Evan Schemm

Professor
BS 1995, MS 1998, PhD 2002, Michigan Technological University

Colleen Barr

Colleen Barr

Academic Assistant
School of Mathematics and Computer Science
Phone: 906-635-2441
Email:  cbarr@lssu.edu
Office:  CAS 206