History of the Marshall University Mathematics Department

The document "History of the Department of Mathematics" by Elizabeth Hines Czompo, dated May 5, 1976, has a detailed account of the history of the Marshall University mathematics department from 1869 to 1975.

The history of the department from 1975 to 2005 has been collated by Dr. Evelyn Pupplo-Cody.

Notable faculty

  • Edith Clarke (1883–1959) taught at Marshall before her renowned career as an engineer.

Former department chairs


Lillian Hackney
1907-1940

Anna DeNoon
1940-1947

James Barron
1947-1963

Thomas Bauserman
1963-1971

Hunter Hardman
1971-1972

John Hogan
1972-1977

Steven Hatfield
1977-1982

John Lancaster
1982-1984

Charles Peele
1984-1995

Bruce Ebanks
1995-2000

Judith Silver
2000-2002

Ralph Oberste-Vorth
2002-2011

Alfred Akinsete
2011-

Departmental secretaries

The first administrative assistant for the department was hired in 1969.
  • Mrs. Sylvia Sears was the first secretary to work in the Mathematics Department. She began in 1969 and worked until at least 1975.
  • Mrs. Pauline Weiler was secretary in 1978 and at least until 1985.
  • Mrs. June Adkins was secretary in 1989 until c. 1995.
  • Mrs. Kitty Kelly-Smoot was the program assistant from c. 1995 until c. 2002.
  • Ms. Stacy Good has been the program assistant from 2002 until the present.
 
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