# Teaching Faculty

Dylan Attwell-Duval

Assistant Teaching Professor

007 McAllister Building

814 865 3285

Andrew Baxter

Associate Teaching Professor

006 McAllister Building

814 865 5002

Education: B.A. Millersville University (2005)
Ph. D. Rutgers University (2011)

Job Description: Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Pennsylvania Mathematics Initiative

Research Interests: Scholarship of teaching and learning,
Teacher preparation and professional development,
Enumerative combinatorics, permutation patterns

Amine Benkiran

Assistant Teaching Professor

401 McAllister Building

814 863 9020

Russell deForest

Assistant Teaching Professor

005 McAllister Building

814 863 8937

Darla Forsha Simpson

Associate Teaching Professor

403 McAllister Building

814 865 3329

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok

Thesis Title: Normal Forms of Extensions

Degree Year: 1998

Career Bio: 1998-2001 Postdoc, Tufts University
2002- Teaching Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems

James Hager

Teaching Professor and Assistant Director for Undergraduate Education

211 McAllister Building

814 441-4550

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Research Interests: Computational Complexity, Natural Language Processing, Automatic Theorem Proving and Program Synthesis,Formal Methods

Steven Hair

Associate Teaching Professor & Coordinator of Advising

104L McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Degree Year: 2010

Education: Ph.D. Penn State University, 2010

Degree Year: 2005

Cheryl Hile

Teaching Professor & Associate Head of Undergraduate Studies

104E McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Education: Ph.D., Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1993

Degree Year: 2013

David Little

Teaching Professor & Academic Advisor

104G McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2000

Research Interests: Combinatorics

Bharath Narayanan

Assistant Teaching Professor

410 McAllister Building

814 863 5220

Education: Ph.D, Applied Mathematics 2016, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Rapidly-Rotating Flows, Oceanography

Joseph Roberts

Associate Teaching Professor/Calculus Coordinator

104 McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013

Research Interests: Euler equations, conservation laws

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Thesis Title: Mackey Bijection for some Reductive Groups and Continuous Fields of Reduced C*-Algebras

Degree Year: 2019

Research Interests: Representation Theory, Lie Theory, Operator Algebras

Eric Simring

Teaching Professor

108 McAllister Building

814 867 5687

Christine Stachniewicz

Associate Teaching Professor

007 McAllister Building

814 865 3285

Matthew Willyard

Associate Teaching Professor

001 McAllister Building

814 863 8500

Education: Ph.D., Emory University, 1995

Research Interests: Graph theory

Albena Zikatanova

Associate Teaching Professor

407 McAllister Building

814 863 9670