History of the Department of Mathematics The Department of Mathematics history is documented in two separate parts; the first ranges from 1869 to 1975, the second ranges from 1975 to 2005. Also displayed below is a listing of former Department Chairs and a listing of former Department Secretaries. The History of the Department of Mathematics from 1975 to 2005 (MS Word) has been collated by Dr. Evelyn Pupplo-Cody. The History of the Department of Mathematics (PDF) by Elizabeth Hines Czompo, dated May 5th 1976, has a detailed account of the history of the Department of Mathematics from 1869 to 1975. Notable Faculty Edith Clarke (1883–1959) taught at Marshall University 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-Present Department Secretaries In 1969 the first Administrative Assistant was hired for the Department of Mathematics. Ms. Sylvia Sears was the first Secretary to work in the Department of Mathematics. She began in 1969 and worked until at least 1975. Ms. Pauline Weiler was Secretary in 1978 and at least until 1985. Ms. June Adkins was Secretary in 1989 until c. 1995. Ms. Kitty Kelly-Smoot was the Program Assistant from c. 1995 until c. 2002. Ms. Stacy Good was the Program Assistant from 2002 until the 2016. Ms. Teresa Wellman has been the Program Assistant from 2016 until the present.