The Department of Mathematics is active in mathematical research at all levels. Our faculty includes active researchers in analysis, combinatorics, differential equations, graph theory, mathematical biology, mathematical logic, numerical analysis, statistics, topology, and other fields. Together the faculty published 45 peer-reviewed research papers from 2006 to 2011, and presented over 70 talks at international, national, and regional conferences.
The Department of Mathematics is dedicated to fostering student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mathematics undergraduate majors take the Senior Seminar course, which usually involves a research project. Mathematics graduate students have the option of writing a research Thesis as part of their program of study. Marshall also has an REU in computational science and an undergraduate research program in mathematical biology.
The Department of Mathematics also harbors the only public Differential Analyzer in the United States. This analog computer for solving differential equations is used for research and pedagogical purposes.