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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at Tarleton State University!

Our Mission and Purpose is to provide empowering educational opportunities that prepare students for rewarding careers as collaborative leaders in their chosen fields and contribute to the development of a mathematically literate citizenry.


Math Department News & Events

Math Faculty Receive Recognitions at the 2018 College of Science and Technology Annual Awards Dinner

At the awards dinner on February 8, 2018 the following four math faculty received awards: (pictured left-to-right)

Dr. Beth Riggs -- Barry B. Thompson Service Award
Dr. Kathy Smith -- Engaged Faculty Award
Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry -- Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award
Michael Warren -- O.A. Grant Teaching Award

Congratulations to this year's award recipients.

 faculty award recipients

Tarleton Calculus Bowl has 48 students in 12 teams compete for prizes, and free travel to MAA

The competition was held Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the Math Building. In a close contest, the winning team was the Particle Modeling Team with members Aser Garcia, Scott Hall, Stephen Lowe, and Edwin Gonzalez.  Second place went to Dr. Bass's Calculus III class team: Khadijo Fraser, Rachel Jones, Jaclynn Lewis, and Becca Hanson.  Third place went to the Math Clinic Team: Lukas Zamora, Collin Adeagbe, Hannah Poole, Terry Barrow, and Justin Lambright.

Math scholarships available through the Patricia A. Fain scholarship endowment

Click here for the news article.

100 Years of Department Heads of Mathematics

Celebrating the centennial of Tarleton as a part of the Texas A&M University System 1917-2017

Tarleton Math Students Attend the Texas Undergraduate Math Conference, San Antonio, October 20-21, 2017 

Tarleton teachers Dr. Scott Cook, Dr. Jesse Crawford, Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry, and Dr. Bryant Wyatt took a group of students to make presentations at this conference. 

Texas Undergraduate Math Conference, San Antonio, October 20-21, 2017

Tarleton Math Students Study Abroad in Greece, July 2017

Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry and Dr. Kathy Smith led a group of students this summer in studying mathematics and its history in Greece. 

Tarleton stdy abroad at Parthenon

NASA's International student CanSat competition comes to Tarleton June 9-11

Steve Merwin, Tarleton math instructor and Aeronautical Team Advisor, and Dr. Bowen Brawner, Mathematics Department Head, are leading our rocket team in hosting this year's CanSat, an international competition.

Click here for the news article in Tarleton Media Relations.

Tarleton receives grant extension to aid area mathematics teachers

A $514,707 grant extension has been awarded to Tarleton State University from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to provide professional development for Cross Timbers Region mathematics teachers in grades 4-12.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funded 18 projects statewide, according to Professor of Mathematics Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry, and Tarleton is one of four selected to expand the professional development program to include a dual credit component. The professional development will be led by Faulkenberry, Dr. Lesley Leach, Dr. Beth Riggs, Dr. Pam Littleton, Dr. Kathy Smith, Ms. RoseAnn Jackson and Ms. Janice Groseclose.

Click here for the complete article in Tarleton Media Relations.

Math Day 2017

Click here for the program.

Math Department Faculty and Students attend Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The meeting this year was held in San Antonio, April 05, 2017 - April 08, 2017.  Here's a picture of Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry, Dr. Pam Littleton, and students with Professor Rudy Horne of Morehouse University.  Dr. Horne served as math consultant for the movie "Hidden Figures." 

Click here for the NCTM website.

NCTM 2017 participants

Tarleton Math Faculty and Students Participate in Tarleton Day of Service April 6, 2017

Tarleton faculty and students went to Chamberlin Elementary School in Stephenville, to Lakeside Baptist Academy in Granbury, and to Curtis Elementary School in Weatherford on Service Day 2017.   Students there were engaged in STEM learning activities.  Pictured here (from Hood County News)  are students at Lakeside watching bottle rockets being launched, a real crowd-pleaser.

Lakeside students watch bottle rocket launch

Math Department Faculty and Students Represent Tarleton at MAA-Texas Section Meeting

The Mathematical Association of America Texas Section meeting was held from March 30th through April 1st on the campus of Texas A&M University - Commerce.  Here's the numbers:

29  - number of students and faculty attending, the largest group from any single institution this year

17 - number of presentations by Tarleton students and faculty out of a total of 81 talks.  Also the largest number.

10 - number of undergraduates competing in the the state-wide Calculus Bowl.  One of our teams made it to the final round.

Click here for the link to the meeting website.

TSU group MAA TX 2017

Forty-seven students compete in annual Tarleton Calculus Bowl

The 2017 Tarleton Calculus Bowl was held on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  There were twelve teams, with 47 students altogether.  Congratulations to 

1st place - Kassie Marble, Peter Hayes, JT Florence

2nd place - Jeffrey Nwidobid, Jack Erspamer, Jace Willis

On Thursday, March 31, these students will be representing Tarleton in the Texas Calculus Bowl competition held as part of the Mathematical Association of America Texas Section meeting at Texas A&M Commerce.

TSU Calculus Bowl 17

Dr. Bryant Wyatt, Dr. Peter White, and Dr. John Gresham attend ICTCM 2017

The International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics was held in Chicago this year, March 9-12, 2017.  Dr. Wyatt, Dr. White, and Dr. Gresham gave presentations.

Click here for the conference web site and program.

Dr. Gresham, Dr. White, Dr. Wyatt pictured (left-to-right)

Gresham, White, Wyatt

Dr. Kathy Smith elected to national mathematics committee

Click here for the news article.

Dr. Robert Muth Receives Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Robert Muth

Dr. Robert Muth has received a Uhlenbeck Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Group Representation Theory and Applications program from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California.  Dr. Muth will be representing Tarleton and working with the foremost experts in the field of group theory during his time at MSRI.  Here is a link to the MSRI web site.

Click here for the article in Tarleton Media Relations.

Tarleton represented at The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Texas 2016 annual conference

Tarleton represented at AMTE

Eileen Faulkenberry, Kathy Smith, Trace Bowen (Waco Campus), and Jimmie Rios (Fort Worth campus)

Click here for the article.

The Tarleton State University Particle Modeling Group receives national recognition

The Particle Modeling Group is led by Professor Bryant Wyatt.

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Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry elected to AMTE-TX executive board

Click here for the for the story in Tarleton Media Relations

Department Head Message

Dr. Brawner, Department Head Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at Tarleton State University. I hope you will find our website helpful and informative.  Our department’s main goal is to help students excel in the fields of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.  We have highly qualified faculty members in different areas in pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education.  

Whether you are taking one course as a university requirement or pursuing a degree in Mathematics, our faculty’s dedication to upholding high teaching standards will provide you with a rich, knowledge-filled experience.

We are located at the Mathematics Building. Come by and check out our facility classrooms and computer lab. If you would like further information, please feel free to call us at 254-968-9168.


Degrees Offered

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Earn a Masters in Mathematics in as little as 15 months in one of the following fields

  • Data Mining.  This program offers a 25,000 dollar internship.
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics.  This program offers up to an 11,800 dollar teaching assistantship.
  • Mathematics Education.  This program offers up to an 11,800 dollar teaching assistantship.