# School of Arts & Sciences

# Faculty for Math and Computer Science

Comprising the Math and Computer Science Department are faculty members (left to right):

- Mr. Evan Vaverka (Computer Science)
- Dr. Sheila Brintnall (Mathematics)
- Mr. Mark Bagley (Computer Science)
- Dr. Tim Maharry (Mathematics) Department Chair
- Dr. Mary Riegel (Mathematics)
- Dr. Dena Walker (Mathematics)
- Mr. Keenan Meeker (Mathematics)

Dr. Tim Maharry (Chair)

# Professor of Mathematics

## Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Beisel Family Endowed Chair in Mathematics

Phone: (580) 327-8583

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 214

E-Mail: tjmaharry@nwosu.edu

Dr. Maharry joined the Northwestern faculty in 1998 and currently serves as the chair of the Math & Computer Science department. Dr. Maharry received his B.S. in Mathematics from Hastings College, his M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Statistics from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Maharry teaches a variety of course at Northwestern and also serves on various faculty committees and is also active in several community organizations. Dr. Maharry serves as the campus coordinator for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM. (OK-SLAMP). This program provides scholarships for minority students majoring in STEM fields. Dr. Maharry also volunteers on campus with the BEST Robotics competition, the MATHCOUNTS competition, and the NW Regional Science Fair.

In 2008 Dr. Maharry received the John Barton Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, and in 2017 he received the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award.

Courses typically taught by Dr. Maharry at NWOSU include: College Algebra, Contemporary Math, Statistics, Math Models, Probability & Statistics I & II, and Calculus.

Mark Bagley

# Instructor of Computer Science

Phone: (580) 327-8604

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 222

E-Mail: mabagley@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION:

B.S. Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1980

B.S. Oklahoma State University, 1981

M.Ed. Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2013

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

Database Management, System Analysis & Design, Advanced Programming, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Robotics, Computer Forensics, Network Security

Dr. Sheila Brintnall

# Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (580) 327-8582

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 223

E-Mail: skbrintnall@nwosu.edu

Resume

EDUCATION:

PhD Mathematics Education – University of Oklahoma

MS Pure Mathematics – Oklahoma State University

BSEduc Mathematics Education – Northwestern Oklahoma State University

BAEduc English Education – Northwestern Oklahoma State University

LISCENSURE:

Mathematics, English, and Computer Science

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT AT NORTHWESTERN:

MATH 0015 Beginning Algebra

MATH 1513 College Algebra

MATH 1514 College Algebra with Review

MATH 2215 Calculus I

MATH 2315 Calculus II

MATH 3353 Modern Algebra

MATH 4333 History of Mathematics

MATH 4442 Teaching Secondary Math

MATH 4203 Differential Equations

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS: Mathematics Learning

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Boston Terriers

HOBBIES: Sewing, Quilting

FAVORITE QUOTE: "*A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." *Lao Tzu

Keenan Meeker

# Instructor of Mathematics

Developmental Mathematics Coordinator

Phone: (580) 327-8581

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 212

E-Mail: krmeeker@nwosu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

B.A., The Master’s University, Santa Clarita

M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

MATH 0013 Pre-Intermediate Algebra

MATH 0123 Intermediate Algebra

MATH 0115 Beginning Algebra

MATH 1403 Contemporary Mathematics

MATH 1514 College Algebra with Review

MATH 1513 College Algebra

MATH 3043 Math Tech

Dr. Mary Riegel

# Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (580) 327-8437

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 211

E-Mail: mriegel@nwosu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Mathematics with a focus in Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Montana, May 2012.

Dissertation: "Nontraditional Positional Games: New methods and boards for playing Tic-Tac-Toe"

M.A. in Mathematics with a focus in Algebra, University of Montana, May 2008.

Project: "Elementary Theory of Coxeter Groups"

B.A. in Pure Mathematics, Whitman College, May 2006.

Project: "Simson Lines in Euclidean Space"

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

MATH 1403 Contemporary Math

MATH 1513 College Algebra

MATH 1514 College Algebra with Review

MATH 2013 Statistics

MATH 2215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

MATH 2233 Structural Concepts in Arithmetic

MATH 2315 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

MATH 2433 Structural Concepts in Mathematics

MATH 2633 Geometry for Elementary Teachers

MATH 3043 Math Technology

MATH 3013 Linear Algebra

MATH 3053 Discrete Mathematics

MATH 3323 Multivariable Calculus

OTHER CAMPUS ACTIVITIES/ROLES:

Chair Social Affairs Committee

Faculty Senate President (2018)

Heartland BEST Robotics Game Chair

Co-Sponsor of Society of Physics Students

HOBBIES:

Quilting, Crochet, Weaving, Baking, Bookmaking, Golf

Evan Vaverka

# Instructor of Computer Science

Phone: (580) 327-8587

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 213

E-Mail: epvaverka@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION:

B.S. Computer Science, May 2015.

M.Ed. Adult Education, Management and Administration in progress

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

Programming Concepts

Programming 1 and 2

Game Production and Game Development

Mobile Application Design

Micro Computer Applications

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

Playing Video Games

Designing Video Games

Dr. Dena Walker

# Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (580) 327-8586

Fax: (580) 327-8596

Office: Shockley Hall 220

E-Mail: dewalker@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION:

Oklahoma State University

Doctor of Philosophy – Professional Education Studies (Mathematics)

May 2014

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Masters of Education – Secondary Education and Administration

December 2004

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Science (Education) – Mathematics Education

May 2003

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

College Algebra

College Trigonometry

College Geometry

Structural Concepts of Arithmetic

Structural Concepts of Mathematics

Geometry for Elementary Teachers

NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:

Math Club Co-Sponsor

Red and Black Scroll Honor Society Co-Sponsor

Miss Cinderella Banquet Coordinator

Miss Northwestern Board of Directors

LICENSURE:

Oklahoma State Department of Education Teaching Certificate

- Advanced Mathematics
- Intermediate Mathematics
- Mid-level math for High School Credit