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#### Brandon Ashley

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

PhD in Mathematics, Utah State University; MS in Applied Mathematics, University of Central Arkansas; BS in Pure/Applied Mathematics University of Central Arkansas

Prior to joining the mathematics department, Dr. Ashley received his MS degree in Applied Mathematics with a dual focus in the application of control systems to mathematical biology and the symmetry analysis of differential equations. He then completed a PhD in Mathematical Sciences with a focus in differential geometry at Utah State University. Dr. Ashley teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses at SOU including the precalculus and calculus sequences, introduction to proofs, abstract algebra, and various differential equations courses. His current research interests lie at the interface of symbolic computation and the domain fields of differential geometry, Lie theory, symmetry analysis, mathematical physics, and the geometric theory of differential equations. Dr. Ashley strives to develop and maintain undergraduate mathematics research within the department.

Office: Science Building 180

Phone: 541.552.6581

E-Mail: ashleyb@sou.edu

#### Francie Bostwick

*Professor*

MEd, Grand Canyon University; BS in Mathematics and Psychology, University of Arizona

Francie Bostwick joined the Mathematics Department in 2009. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Arizona and earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. She taught middle school mathematics for 15 years and has worked as a mathematics specialist for school districts for 6 years. Her work is focused on deepening teacher content knowledge and developing effective pedagogical strategies. She has been actively involved in the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics and in supporting teachers throughout her career.

Office: Science Building 178

Phone: 541.552.6584

E-Mail: bostwickf@sou.edu

#### Curtis Feist

*Professor and Mathematics Program Chair*

PhD in Mathematics, University of California at Davis; MS in Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; BS in Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dr. Feist teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses, including pre-Calculus, Calculus I-IV, Linear Algebra, Number Structures/Intro to proofs, and advanced topics in Analysis/Topology. His research interests are based on presenting advanced mathematical ideas to a general audience in meaningful and entertaining ways.

Office: Science Building 182

Phone: 541.552.6577

E-Mail: feistc@sou.edu

#### Daniel Kim

*Professor*

PhD in Mathematics, University of Oregon; MS in Mathematics, Indiana University; BS in Mathematics, Sogang University

After moving to the United States from South Korea in 1988, Dr. Kim studied mathematics and statistics at Indiana University and University of Oregon. He taught statistics at University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Willamette University, before settling in Ashland to teach at SOU. When the Mathematics Department had a master’s program, he taught a variety of graduate level courses such as Financial Mathematics, Life Insurance, Non-Life Insurance, and Multivariate Statistical Analysis. Currently, he teaches all levels of statistics and calculus topics. His recent research has been about signal processing with focus on sound and image processing. When he was younger, he was a serious soccer and tennis player, but now he is a swimmer. He loves cooking and dishwashing.

Office: Science Building 181

Phone: 541.552.6580

E-Mail: kimd@sou.edu

#### Zonia Menendez

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

Ph.D., Wesleyan University, 2022; B.S., Mathematics, The College of New Jersey, 2016

Dr. Menendez-Deaton is a pure mathematician who earned her PhD from Wesleyan University in 2022 where she taught a variety of Calculus courses and a graduate Pedagogy course. Her academic research lies in a field of mathematics called Arithmetic Geometry, but her main passion is in teaching. As a first-generation college graduate, she is highly interested in supporting underrepresented people and her main goal is to help her students succeed. In an effort to help students get past their math anxiety she strives to cultivate a welcoming and respectful classroom for all.

Office: Science Building 179

Phone: 541.552.6868

E-Mail: menendezz@sou.edu

#### Lisa Wileman

*Associate Professor*

MAT in Secondary Mathematics, Southern Oregon University; BS in Mathematics, Southern Oregon University

Lisa Wileman joined the Mathematics Department in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Southern Oregon University. She taught mathematics to middle and high school students for 16 years in the Rogue Valley, during which time she also fostered her interests in areas such as technology in the classroom, instructional materials, increasing confidence in math, connecting math to real life and thinking deeply about the standards. Lisa loves to think about and try new ways to help everyone find their inner mathematician and what a purposeful classroom with an effective teacher looks like. She loves to collaborate and work in any capacity with both pre-service and in-service teachers.

Office: Science Building 178

Phone: 541.552.6430

E-Mail: wilemanl@sou.edu

## Contact the Mathematics Program

SOU Mathematics Program

1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

Ashland, OR 97520

541.552.6577

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