Ms. Mary Majerus, Associate Professor
Mary Majerus, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, joined the faculty of Westminster College in 1996. She brings eight years of public school education experience with a lifetime teaching certification, as well as teaching experience at the university level. Her experiences at Westminster College include courses in beginning and Tier One mathematics, computer applications, mathematics education and Westminster Seminars with a service-learning component. She has published in the area of collaborative mathematics and science pedagogy, and presented nationally and regionally in the areas of mathematics pedagogy and engaging students in mathematics. She is the past recipient of Westminster College’s Alphi Chi Faculty of the Year Award, Kappa Kappa Gamma Outstanding Faculty Award, Junior Faculty Award, and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Erin Martin, Assistant Professor
Dr. Martin’s passion for teaching brought her to Westminster College in August 2008 after she completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Arkansas in May of that year. Since then she has had the pleasure of teaching a variety of courses including Elementary Statistics (MAT 114), Calculus I (MAT 124), Linear Algebra (MAT 215), Calculus III (MAT 224), and Differential Equations (MAT 312). She is particularly interested in working with undergraduates on research in mathematics. Besides working with students to conduct research in her own areas of geometric analysis and partial differential equations, she has led projects on topics ranging from graph theory to applied math. Outside of Westminster, she enjoys reading (mostly science-fiction/fantasy novels), baking, swing dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Erin Mullen, Assistant Professor
Dr. Mullen joined the Westminster faculty in August 2011. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and earned both her BS (1997) and PhD (2002) in Mathematics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She did a one year postdoc at Georgia Tech and then went on to the University of Connecticut where she was an Assistant Professor for 8 years. Her desire to move her family back to the midwest led her to Westminster College. She teaches mathematics classes of all levels from Elementary Statistics to classes for the math majors. She is appreciating the opportunity to interact with and inspire students in a small liberal arts environment. Through her teaching, she hopes to share her love of mathematics with students and help them to see both its beauty and utility. Her research interests include harmonic analysis and math education, and she has presented at regional and national conferences in both areas. Her husband, Ryan, also joined the mathematics faculty in 2011. They have three young daughters who keep them quite busy. Outside of work, she enjoys camping with her family, hiking, home decorating, fashion, and doing crafts with her children.
Dr. Ryan Mullen, Assistant Professor
Dr. Ryan Mullen was born and educated to the degree of master in Idaho. While in Idaho he developed a fondness for Math and exploring the rest of the country, so he decided to pursue a PhD in Missouri, however he received a wife instead. With that wife he went to Connecticut where he eventually did get that PhD and 3 children. He always enjoyed his time in Missouri so he is thrilled to be back. A former coworker sums him up, "Despite the appearance of ironic detachment, Dr. Mullen is deeply sympathetic toward his students."
His research interest involve applying mathematical thinking to logic puzzles, in particular picture bases puzzles (since he can't draw), counting things (combinatorics), analysis and many more.
Dr. Nicholas Wegman, Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Nicholas Wegman started teaching at Westminster College in August 2012 after graduating from Purdue University with a Ph.D. in mathematics. He is originally from Jefferson City and is happy to be back in mid-Missouri. Prior to his graduate studies at Purdue, he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Missouri. Having spent the previous eight years teaching at much larger institutions, he appreciates the small class sizes and emphasis on undergraduate education that Westminster offers. He is quite proud to be the first member of his family to have his own office.