Scholarly interests of faculty members in the department include linear algebra, graph theory, history of mathematics, mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, abstract algebra, and topics in mathematics education, including use of technology.
Faculty honors include college and university outstanding teaching awards, Technology Association of Iowa Women of Innovation Award, the Mathematical Association of America Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award for writing in mathmatics, and a Stalnaker Lecturer. All full-time faculty are engaged in teaching classes from the introductory to advanced levels.
Most upper level classes are small enough to allow close interaction between students and faculty members. Interested students may also find opportunities for independent studies on topics of interest or to work with faculty members on student research projects.