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The faculty mathematicians of Elmhurst College are top-notch professionals with wide-ranging areas of expertise, representing an excellent cross-section of diverse fields of study. Approachable and energetic, our faculty create a friendly and supportive environment where they work with their students as individuals. Small classes and a nurturing atmosphere guarantee that you will get the personal attention you need to develop your talents.

Want to know more? See our faculty profiles, below. Or contact a professor directly.

Full-time Faculty
Evans Afenya
Catherine Crawford
Abigail Hoit
Jon L. Johnson
Allen D. Rogers

Evans Afenya
Chair and Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Afenya is an internationally known applied mathematician who has received a number of National Science Foundation grants for cancer research (mathematical modeling of cancer and cancer treatments). He has numerous research publications in the mathematical biosciences. He has presented his research in international forums in the Americas, Europe and Africa. He is the founder and director of the Elmhurst College Summer Academy in Mathematics and Science, which strives to increase the number of women and students of color in science and mathematics.

Catherine Crawford
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Dr. Crawford’s research interests include Nonlinear Dynamics, Pattern Formation, and Applied Mathematics. She was one of eight female Ph.D. recipients selected and funded by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) to present research in a mini-symposium at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting in San Diego in 2001.

Abigail Hoit
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Dr. Hoit does research in Analytic Number Theory: Non-decimal Numeration Systems and Related Sequences. She is a Mathematical Association of America Project NExT Fellow. Project NExT (New EXperiences for Teachers) is sponsored by the Exxon-Mobil Foundation and the Mathematical Association of America.

Jon L. Johnson
Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Dr. Johnson has 11 research publications in commutative algebra; has supervised undergraduate student research resulting in more than 20 student presentations at local, regional and national conferences; and is active in the Illinois Section of The Mathematical Association of America as well as nationally in the organization. He has been the director or co-director of two National Science Foundation grants and numerous private foundation grants with a total of more than $850,000 received in funding. In addition, he received the Elmhurst College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1996.

Allen D. Rogers
Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Rogers has published articles on the Radon transform (the theoretical model of X-ray computed tomography) and irregularities of distribution (a branch of number theory applied in sampling patterns for computer graphics). He has been an invited participant in programs at the Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, California, and at the Centre of Number Theory Research at the School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

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