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WKU Department of Mathematics

Dr. Ferhan Atici is the 2015 WKU Women in Science and Engineering Award recipient.Mathematics Department Head Dr. Bruce Kessler received the 13th annual President's Spirit of Western Award. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Our Spring 2015 student "Math Ambassadors": (from left) Kathleen Bell, Ryan McKenna, and Ken Frix.

Mathematics Department Head Dr. Bruce Kessler received the 13th annual President's Spirit of Western Award. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Studying Mathematics at WKU

Departmental curricular options offer both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics. Our programs emphasize sound instruction, abundant study support, and a fertile learning environment geared to engage inquiry, and to enhance student achievement and success in learning and applying mathematics.  To see the curricula involved in each of our majors, minors, certificates, or Masters programs, click on the "Programs" pull-down menu on the navigation bar.

Math Major and Professor Published in the MAA College Mathematics Journal

Math major and Math Ambassador Kathleen Bell, along with Shania Polson at the University of Alabama, and WKU Professor Tom Richmond, have been published in the prestigious MAA College Mathematics Journal.  The article, "The Fastest Path Between Two Points, with a Symmetric Obstacle", appears in the March 2015 issue, Volume 46, Number 2, pp. 92-97(6).

Recent Faculty Awards

  • Dr. Ferhan Atici – 2015 WKU Women in Science and Engineering Award

  • Dr. Bruce Kessler – 2014 WKU Spirit of Western Award

  • Dr. Tom Richmond – 2014 Kentucky Mathematical Association of America Teaching Award

  • Dr. Claus Ernst – Named a WKU University Distinguished Professor in 2013


Support for Student Success in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department provides a Math Help Lab in CoHH 2124 to provide free tutoring to students taking classes in our department, especially those taking general education mathematics courses.  Also, the Mathematics Department provides a Math Testing Center in CoHH 2126 (745-2141) for students to take their online MATH 116 College Algebra exams and to retake Math Placement Exams, if eligible, in a proctored environment.

 

 Contact: Department of Mathematics  |  Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11078  |  Bowling Green, KY 42101-1078
Telephone:  (270) 745-3651  |  FAX: (270) 745-3699  |  E-mail:  math@wku.edu

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Dr. Bruce Kessler, Math Department Head

 

Dr. Bruce Kessler is the Department Head of the Mathematics Department.

 

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