UT Tyler Department of Mathematics
About the DepartmentThe Department of Mathematics is home to 9 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 3 full-time instructors, along with other dedicated adjunct faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and a full-time administrative assistant. This department is committed to providing its students with a high quality education. This level of quality is achieved with a combination of caring faculty and high standards and expectations.
The department is housed in the new Ratliff Building North (RBN). The facilities are top notch, with well-designed classroom spaces, computer facilities, and tutoring/study areas. Faculty offices are located close to the classrooms to facilitate faculty-student interaction.
Students at UT Tyler, and especially in the Department of Mathematics, are served well by smaller class sizes and the high level of faculty interest in individual student success. Mathematics majors have the opportunity to travel with department faculty to several regional conferences each year, notably the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference and the annual Spring Meeting of the Texas Section of the MAA. In fact, all mathematics majors interact with a faculty mentor in a capstone senior seminar project, entailing a expository research project, paper, and presentation. Several faculty engage in research with undergraduates, as evidenced by the department's history as a location for the Research Experience for undergraduates (REU) program.
Faculty also pursue their own research, either independently or jointly, in topics including set-theoretic topology, applied mathematics, graph theory and combinatorics, mathematical physics, tiling theory, knot theory, C*-algebras, and finite dimensional algebras. Faculty are encouraged to publish regularly, and recent publications of members of the department are on display in the 4th Floor Atrium of RBN.