Mathematics Faculty

Nancy Rodgers
Nancy Rodgers

Nancy Rodgers

Professor of Mathematics

(812) 866-7343

rodgers@hanover.edu

Biography:

Professor Rodgers is chair of the department. She recently coproduced the documentary, "In the Footsteps of Newton", which was broadcast on WFYI-PBS and screened at the national meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and the Utopia Film Festival. John Wiley & Sons published her book, "Learning to Reason: An Introduction to Logic, Sets, and Relations." The game space she designed for it received a Merit Award from the Society for Technical Communications. She developed the software program "Groups Unlimited" for her book, An Introduction to Algebraic Structures. She won an Aegis Award as coproducer of the documentary, "William Blake: Inspiration and Vision".

Before Hanover, she taught at Kent State University for ten years, worked for an international software company in Sweden and England, and worked in the theater in New York. She also enjoys landscape gardening, photography, and classical piano.

Education:

B.S., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., M.S. University of Kentucky

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Carl Jagels
Carl Jagels

Carl Jagels

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

(812) 866-6186

jagels@hanover.edu

Biography:

Professor Jagels came to Hanover in 2000 after teaching for four years at Maryville University, University of Louisville, Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), and Wilmington College. His scholarly interests include mathematical applications and actuarial science. He also enjoys languages, classical studies and mythology.

Education:

Ph.D., University of Kentucky B.A., M.S., Southern Illinois University
Yefim Katsov
Yefim Katsov

Yefim Katsov

Professor of Mathematics

(812) 866-6119

katsov@hanover.edu

Biography:

Professor Katsov, who came to Hanover in 1992, had previously taught mathematics for 17 years at Moscow University, where he co-authored several textbooks in higher mathematics published by that University. His research interests include category theory, homological and universal algebra, mathematical logic, topology, and pedagogy, and he also enjoys reading, history, travel, swimming, and following international politics and human rights issues.

Education:

Ph.D., Mathematics Institute of the Academy of Sciences, USSR; M.S., Moscow State University, USSR
Haris Skiadas
Haris Skiadas

Haris Skiadas

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(812) 866-6190

skiadas@hanover.edu

Biography:

Skiadas has been a visiting instructor in mathematics at Illinois Wesleyan University and served in several capacities at the University of Chicago as he pursued his studies there. His primary area of research is algebraic geometry and its interaction with the theory of linear systems of partial differential equations. He is also interested in exploring the ways in which computers can assist in mathematical research.

Education:

B.S., National University of Athens; M.S., A.B.D., University of Chicago
Barbara Wahl
Barbara Wahl

Barbara Wahl

Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

(812) 866-7326

wahl@hanover.edu

Biography:

Professor Wahl came to Hanover in 1993, having previously taught at Sonoma State University in California. In her spare time she enjoys playing the flute and saxophone, choral singing, reading, cooking, and gardening.

Education:

M.S., University of Louisville, computer science (2003); Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, mathematics (functional analysis, 1993) ; B.S., University of Michigan, mathematics & computer science (1982)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

real analysis
functional analysis
discrete mathematics
algorithms
data structures
theory of computation
applied statistics

Publications:

Gasparis, I., E. Odell, and B. Wahl, Weakly Null Sequences in the Banach Space C(K), Proceedings of the V Conference on Banach Spaces, 13-17 September 2004, Cáceres (Spain), London Math. Soc. Lecture Notes Ser., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Jesús M. F. Castillo and Wiliam B. Johnson (eds.)

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