Mathematics

The mathematics program provides students with a solid foundational knowledge in the subjects of calculus, probability, geometry, modern algebra and real analysis. Over four years, students develop a problem-solving style of thinking, ultimately building upon their existing knowledge to tackle real-world problems.

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Work with Brilliant Faculty

Three Reasons to Study Mathematics at JBU

Reason #1

Work with Brilliant Faculty

JBU math professors are brilliant and accessible to students, often scheduling one-on-one tutoring and attending student study groups in the evenings.

Learn Through Collaboration

Three Reasons to Study Mathematics at JBU

Reason #2

Learn Through Collaboration

JBU’s small class size is the perfect environment for solving hard problems with experts in the field. Math students work problems together in study sessions.

Receive an Indispensable Education

Three Reasons to Study Mathematics at JBU

Reason #3

Receive an Indispensable Education

The technical and intellectual skills you'll learn at JBU are applicable to careers in economics, finance, business, political science and engineering.

Frank Blume

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Frank Blume

Professor of Mathematics

The integration of faith and science has always been a major component of Blume’s personal spiritual journey, and he enjoys exploring it further in JBU’s classrooms where he has been since 1995.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina
M.S., Technical University of Berlin
B.A.C.H., Technical University of Berlin

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Gregory Varner

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Gregory Varner

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Varner grew up in Southern Missouri and after a time doing youth ministry, obtained his doctorate. When not teaching in the mathematics program he enjoys spending time with his family.

Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.S., University of Arkansas
B.A., Hendrix College

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Melissa Michael

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Melissa Michael

Assistant Professor of Math Education

Michael has a passion for making mathematics understandable and enjoyable. Outside the classroom she loves to serve the community and go on short-term missions.

M.S. University of Arkansas
B.S. University of Arkansas

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Heather Morsman '10

Heather Morsman '10

Instructor of Mathematics, Siloam Springs High School

"The math department at JBU did an excellent job at not only teaching me the concepts and mechanics of college level math, but also the deep connections within the math topics. I am a much better student of mathematics and have a deeper appreciation for all it has to show and teach me. I am very thankful for the education that I received at JBU and would do it all over again in a heartbeat!"