Math and Computer Science Department Faculty

School of Arts & Sciences

Faculty for Math and Computer Science

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

Dr. Tim Maharry (Chair)

Professor of MathematicsDr. Tim Maharry, Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
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

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. – Statistics, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. – Applied Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. – Mathematics, Hastings College

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

  • College Algebra
  • Contemporary Math
  • Statistics
  • Math Models
  • Probability & Statistics I
  • Probability & Statistics II
  • Calculus

NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Campus Coordinator for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM (OK-SLAMP)
  • BEST Robotics Competition Volunteer
  • MATHCOUNTS Competition Volunteer
  • NW Regional Science Fair Volunteer

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • John Barton Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, 2008
  • Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award, 2017

Mark Bagley

Instructor of Computer ScienceMark Bagley, Instructor of Computer Science

Phone: (580) 327-8604
Fax: (580) 327-8596
Office: Shockley Hall 116
E-Mail: mabagley@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION:

  • M.Ed. Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2013 
  • B.S. Oklahoma State University, 1981
  • B.S. Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1980 

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

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

NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Co-Sponsor of the Computer Science Club
  • Co-Sponsor of the Game Programming Teams
  • BEST Robotics Competition Volunteer
  • Member of the Academic Affairs Appeals Committee
  • Sponsor of Robotics Activities

HOBBIES:

  • Reading
  • Fishing
  • Music
  • Research
  • Robot Design and Development

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Development of Robotics and Computer Science Labs
  • Game Programming Teams winning many awards at the annual Heartland Gaming Expo sponsored by the University of Tulsa
  • Serving on the Organizational Committee of the Heartland Gaming Expo

 

Dr. Sheila Brintnall

Professor of MathematicsDr. 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

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT: 

  • 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

NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Co-Director of Miss Cinderella Pageant
  • BEST Robotics Competition Volunteer
  • MATHCOUNTS Competition Volunteer
  • NW Regional Science Fair Volunteer
  • Teacher Education Faculty Member
  • Financial Aid Appeals Committee Member

LISCENSURE:
Mathematics, English, and Computer Science 

HOBBIES:

  • Sewing
  • Quilting

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Seeing my former students in the Education field, where many have moved into adminstration roles. Proud to know my teaching helped them accomplish their dreams.

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS: 

  • Mathematics Learning

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • Boston Terriers

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." Lao Tzu

 

Keenan Meeker

Keenan Meeker, Instructor of Mathematics

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:

  • Ph. D. in Progress, Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.A., The Master’s University, Santa Clarita

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

NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Developmental Mathematics Coordinator
  • Heartland BEST Robotics Committee Member
  • Honors Committee Member
  • Student Affairs Committee Member
  • MATHCOUNTS Competition Volunteer

LICENSURE:

  • Oklahoma Mathematics Teaching Certification

RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:

  • Trends and Issues in Using Technology in Developmental Mathematics Courses
  • Educational Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
  • Using Discrete Mathematics in the K-12 classroom
  • Mathematics Education

HOBBIES:

  • Traveling
  • Grilling/Cooking

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • When my students learn to have fun with mathematics;  realizing that mathematics is not as scary as they originally thought. 

FAVORTIE QUOTE:

  • “Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.” –Simeon-Denis Poisson

Dr. Mary Riegel

Dr. Mary Riegel, Assistant Professor of MathematicsAssociate 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

NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:

  • 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 ScienceEvan Vaverka, Instructor of Computer Science

Phone: (580) 327-8587
Fax: (580) 327-8596
Office: Shockley Hall 213
E-Mail: epvaverka@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION:

  • M.Ed. Adult Education, Management and Administration in progress
  • B.S. Computer Science, May 2015

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:

  • Programming Concepts
  • Programming 1 and 2
  • Game Production and Game Development
  • Mobile Application Design
  • Micro Computer Applications

HOBBIES:

  • Playing Video Games
  • Designing Video Games

 

Dr. Dena Walker

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (580) 327-8586
Fax: (580) 327-8596
Office: Shockley Hall 220
E-Mail: dewalker@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Professional Education Studies (Mathematics)
    Oklahoma State University, May 2014
  • Masters of Education – Secondary Education and Administration
    Northwestern Oklahoma State University, December 2004
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) – Mathematics Education
    Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 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

HOBBIES:

  • Baking/Cooking
  • Baseball
  • Swimming
  • Frolicking with friends
  • Square Dancing

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • When my students are successful in their career/life goals.

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