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Academics & the Arts

Math and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics offers a major and a minor in Mathematics. With these programs, you will be prepared for positions in business, industry, research, education, and graduate studies–wherever mathematics related problem-solving skills are needed.

The major and minor programs in Computer Science are designed for students with interests in the discipline of computing and its applications. The major provides students a background in computer science and mathematics within a liberal arts context. You will acquire a foundation for lifelong personal and professional growth through a variety of career paths, including application programmer/analyst, systems analyst, or graduate study.


Dr. Lucas Bennett, associate professor of mathematics, department chair
Earned his bachelor's from Central College, and his master's and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.




Dr. Craig Erickson, assistant professor of mathematics
Earned his bachelor’s from Drake University, master’s from Minnesota State University - Mankato, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Faculty Website



Dr. Eric Hart, professor of mathematics
Faculty Website





Diane Hintzsche, mathematics resource specialist
I have been at Grand View 10 years, and I teach Basic Mathematics (Math 100) and Beginning Algebra (Math 110). I spend most of my time in the Math Lab where I help students with problems they may have in math classes. I believe that every student can succeed, and sometimes we have to make adjustments as instructors and as students. I enjoy spending time at home with my children and attending their activities.



Dr. Sergio Loch, professor of mathematics and computer science
Earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with further study at the University of Minnesota. Faculty Website




Ryan McCleeary, assistant professor of computer science
I earned my bachelor's degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids in Computer Science and Mathematics. I earned my M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and am currently working on my disertation to complete my Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. My research interests include computational logic, programming language theory, and exact real arithmetic.




Dr. Kristin McCullough, assistant professor of mathematics
Earned her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University.




John McTaggart, instructor of computer science




Donna Mohr, mathematics resource specialist
Mathematics is an invention of humankind designed to explain the workings of the physical world. While it cannot describe love, it can describe planetary motion or the amount of sales tax on a given purchase. Learning mathematics is both an intellectual endeavor and an acquired skill. As such, it is my desire to teach students the building blocks and the logic of algebra, and then give them sufficient opportunities to apply their knowledge. I am married with four children, five grandchildren, a dog, and a cat. I hope to see you soon!


Eric Skouson, instructor of mathematics




Awards and Accomplishments

Current Students

Dr. Craig Erickson, assistant professor of mathematics, co-authored the research paper, "Rainbow arithmetic progressions" in Journal of Combinatorics, published by International Press. Dr. Erickson also co-organized the mini-symposium "Combinatorial Matrix Theory" and gave an invited talk at the 20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, which took place in Leuven, Belgium, in July 2016. 

Dr. Eric Hart, professor of mathematics and mathematics education, was co-chair of the Topic Study Group on discrete mathematics at the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) in Hamburg, Germany, July 2016. He also presented an invited paper at the conference. In addition, Dr. Hart has recently published a chapter on discrete mathematical modeling in the book, Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2016: Mathematical Modeling. He is also co-editor of a forthcoming book on The Teaching and Learning of Discrete Mathematics, to be published by Springer, 2018. Dr. Hart has also recently co-authored a fourth-year high school mathematics textbook, Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics.   

Dr. Sergio Loch, professor of mathematics and computer science, gave a presentation based on his and co-authors' paper entitled "LINE - Linear algebra In New Environments" at the JMM - Joint Mathematical Societies Annual Conference held in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Loch also had a poster presentation at the conference based on his and Co_PI NSF grant on the research paper. 


Math and computer science students take courses in Elings Hall on the west side of campus.

Several classrooms are Smart Classrooms, with advanced technology to aid in classroom disscussion, student learning and comprehension. Students and faculty take advantage of in-room Internet and projection technologies used to enhance student engagement. Many classes are held in Elings room 130, the lecture hall. With comfortable stadium-style seating, every student has a full view of the professor, white board and projection screen.

Students also have access to the Internet at computer Internet stations in the building.  Comfortable study areas are located on the first floor.

Students may take full advatage of math labs to obtain help with freshman, sophomore, and selected upper level math courses. Professional and peer tutors provide individual instruction for all students. Computers are available for additional practice and combined with alternative instruction to balance the traditional classroom learning environment. 

Go to the Virtual Tour for more about Elings Hall. (Link not mobile friendly)