Faculty and Staff
Chair and Associate Professor 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 283B
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Oregon
One of only two graduate students on the University of Oregon staff selected for their 1997 University wide graduate teaching award, Professor Brewer joins the LVC faculty as a dedicated, caring teacher and is the advisor of the Math Club. His particular mathematical interests lie in the area of reflection groups.
Address: Lynch 283 I
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
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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
Visiting Instructor in Mathematical Sciences
B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.S., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Address: Lynch 283-F
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 283A