Faculty

Dr. Michael Barg

Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics

Phone:
716.286.8325
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 339

Current Research My current research interests include extending a model of an inflatable membrane to accommodate an orthotropic film. Such membranes can be realized as large scientific balloons for example. The work includes establishing existence results, numerically calculating energy minimizing shapes, and estimating maximum principal strains in the film. Educational Background Ph.D. The...

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Dr. Maritza Branker

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone:
716.286.8197
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 336

Maritza M. Branker is the Actuarial Program Director and an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics. She joined Niagara University in 2006, after completing postdoctoral fellowships at University of Toronto and Syracuse University. She is a polymath, publishing and presenting scholarly work in pluripotential theory, approximation theory, rhetoric of...

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Dr. Marlo Brown

Professor of Mathematics

Phone:
716.286.8192
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 343

Dr. Marlo Brown earned her B.A. from SUNY Buffalo in 1996 with a double major in Math and Statistics. She earned two masters degrees--one from SUNY Buffalo in 1998 in Statistics and the second masters from SUNY Binghamton in Mathematical Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in 2004 from SUNY Binghamton...

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Dr. Erin Crossen Brown

Instructor of Mathematics

Phone:
716.286.8198
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 333

Dr. Erin Brown earned her B.S. in Computational Mathematics at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014. She earned an M.A. in Mathematics at the University of Rochester in 2017. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 2020. Her research interests include topology, random graph theory, random sequences,...

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Dr. Wen Feng

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Phone:
716.286.8194
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 340

Dr. Wen Feng earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2018. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oklahoma State University for the 2019-2020 academic year. She worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts for the 2018-2019 academic year. Current Research My primary...

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Dr. Joel Louwsma

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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Phone:
716.286.8191
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 341

Dr. Joel Louwsma joined the Niagara University faculty in 2015. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2011 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. Before coming to Niagara, he spent time in a postdoctoral position at the University of Oklahoma and...

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