Math Department Faculty
Dr. Carl Jagels
- Ph.D., University of Kentucky
- B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University
Professor Jagels came to Hanover in 2000 after teaching for four years at Maryville University, the University of Louisville, Universidad Carlos III (Madrid — Spain) and (since 1996) Wilmington College. His scholarly interests include mathematical applications and actuarial science. Dr. Jagels also enjoys languages, classical studies and mythology.
Dr. Yefim Katsov
- Ph.D., Mathematics Institute of the Academy of Sciences, USSR
- M.S., Moscow State University, USSR
Professor Katsov, who came to Hanover in 1992, had previously taught mathematics for 17 years at Moscow University, where he co-authored several textbooks in higher mathematics published by that University. His research interests include category theory, homological and universal algebra, mathematical logic, topology and pedagogy. Dr. Katsov also enjoys reading, history, travel, swimming, and following international politics and human rights issues.
Dr. Nancy Rodgers
- Ph.D., M.S., University of Kentucky
- B.S., Eastern Kentucky University
Professor Rodgers is chair of the department. She recently coproduced the documentary, In the Footsteps of Newton, which was featured at MathFest, the national meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. John Wiley & Sons published her book, Learning to Reason: An Introduction to Logic, Sets, and Relations. The game space she designed for it received a Merit Award from the Society for Technical Communications. She developed the software program Groups Unlimited for her book, An Introduction to Algebraic Structures. She won an Aegis Award as coproducer of the documentary, William Blake: Inspiration and Vision. Before Hanover, she taught at Kent State University for ten years, worked for an international software company in Sweden and England, and worked in the theater in New York. She also enjoys landscape gardening and classical piano.
Dr. Charilaos Skiadas
- Ph.D., M.S. University of Chicago
- B.S., National University of Athens, Greece
Professor Skiadas came to Hanover in 2006, after finishing his doctorate. He has taught a number of mathematics courses at the University of Chicago, and also at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was a Visiting Instructor for one year. His current interests include Theoretical Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics, as well as a growing interest in Computational and Applied Statistics. He is particularly interested in the ways that computers can enhance the students' learning experience. Dr. Skiadas enjoys programming, cooking, juggling, and going to coffee-shops.
Dr. Barbara Wahl
- Ph. D. in Math, University of Texas, Austin
- M.S. in CS, University of Louisville
- B.S. in Math & CS, University of Michigan
Professor Wahl has been in Hanover since 1993. She previously taught at Sonoma State University in California. She is active in calculus teaching reform, has supervised students in independent studies involving fractals and multivariate analysis, and does research in the area of functional analysis. She is also intersted in artificial intelligence, algorithms, theory of computation and computer science education. In her spare time she enjoys mothering a wonderful preschooler, playing the flute in the College Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, cooking (multi-ethnic), gardening, playing racquetball, hiking and reading.