Faculty and Staff
Assoc Professor and Department Chair of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., South Carolina College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Professor Yarnall has interests ranging from pure mathematics to computer science to the history and philosophy of science. Trained as an analyst, he teaches both mathematics and computer science. He is the advisor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, and he advises computer science majors.
Address: Lynch 283-A
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Brewer teaches courses in actuarial science and mathematics and has won teaching awards from the University of Oregon, Lebanon Valley College, and the Mathematical Association of America. He runs the Actuarial Science and Analytical Finance programs and advises the Math Club.
Address: Lynch 283 I
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Dickinson College; M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School.
Reverend Dewald is interested in the history of mathematics and enjoys teaching students with "math anxiety." He teaches Elementary Statistics. He is a winner of the Knisely Teaching award.
Address: Lynch 285-A
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Mary Washington; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Dr. Droms, a citizen of three countries including Switzerland and Portugal, taught various levels of calculus at the University of Virginia before arriving at LVC. He has organized and led several teaching-related workshops and participated in three undergraduate research projects, each of which resulted in a peer-reviewed publication. Dr. Droms has presented at academic meetings in Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia, and is a fellow of Project NExT, a professional development program devoted to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. His research interests are in low-dimensional topology and coding theory. He teaches a variety of courses in mathematics, including finite mathematics and calculus.
Address: Lynch 283-F
Professor of Mathematical Sciences. Director of the Computer Science Track for Engineering
B.A., Immaculate Heart College; Ph.D., University of Illinois
An avid practitioner of computer science and an accomplished mathematician, Dr. Fry heads the Computer Science Program and is the advisor for Computing Science students. He is also the advisor of the Computer Club. Trained as a mathematician, he has special interests in graphics, fractals, applications of group theory, operating systems, and computer architecture.
Address: Lynch 283C
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University
Dr. Kolins teaches courses and advises students in both mathematics and actuarial science at LVC. He was originally trained as a mathematician, doing research in the intersection of combinatorics, geometry, and commutative algebra.
Address: Lynch 283-E
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Davidson College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Lyons has broad mathematical interests in the areas of geometry, topology, algebra, and computer visualization. His current research is in mathematical physics in the area of quantum information theory. His pedagogical scholarship centers around the use of visualization, particulary with animation, for teaching mathematical concepts. Away from the office, he is advisor and master instructor for the Taekwondo Club.
Address: Lynch 283-H
Associate Professor of Mathematics Sciences
B.S., University of California, San Diego; B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Dr. Barry Smith advises students in actuarial science and mathematics. His mathematical interests include pure mathematics, applications to actuarial science, chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematical history and philosophy. Smith has an active research program in number theory.
Address: Lynch 283-G
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A., Oklahoma University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
A winner of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Townsend is recognized for his exceptional interest and concern for students. His interests include numerical analysis, teaching methods and classroom innovation for both Mathematical Science majors and math students in general. He also enjoys teaching elementary computer science.
Administrative Assistant for Mathematical Sciences, Psychology and Art
Address: Lynch 287-C