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)

Dr. Tim MaharryProfessor 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

Mark BagleyInstructor 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

Dr. Sheila BrintnallProfessor 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

Keenan MeekerInstructor 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

Dr. Mary RiegelAssistant 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 ScienceEvan 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

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