Our faculty of five full-time professors and supporting contract teachers is large enough to offer experience in a diverse range of areas, but small enough to allow students to get to know each faculty member. We strive to offer a quality program for our majors, including a wide range of class options, participation in national mathematics competitions, and small class sizes.

We'd love to talk with you about your future in the Department of Mathematics! Feel free to contact any of our faculty using the contact information below.


Benjamin D. Jackson

Chair, Professor of Mathematics
(509) 527-2088 | benjamin.jackson@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 338

Education: Ph.D. Montana State University, 2015; M.S. Washington State University, 2003; B.S. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2001

Research Interests: Partial differential equation models, parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification and collaboration with experimentalists


Jonathan D. Duncan

Associate Vice President for Academic Administration and Graduate Dean
(509) 527-2421 | jonathan.duncan@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 336

Education: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Indiana University, 2007; M.S. in Computer Science, Indiana University, 2001; M.A. in Mathematics, Indiana University, 2001; B.S. in Mathematics, Walla Walla College, 1997; B.A. in Computer Science, Walla Walla College, 1997; B.A. in German, Walla Walla College, 1997

Research Interests: Set theory, logic and foundations

Glenda J. Ewer

Contract Instructor of Mathematics
(509) 527-2374 | glenda.ewer@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 330

Education: B.S. Walla Walla University, 2011; B.A. Columbia Union College, 1998


John E. Foster

Associate Professor of Mathematics
(509) 527-2999 | john.foster@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 334

Education: Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2013; M.S. University of Oregon, 2009; B.S. Walla Walla University, 2007

Research Interests: Representations of quantum groups.

Ross E. Magi

Professor of Mathematics
(509) 527-2350 | ross.magi@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 337

Education: Ph.D. The University of Utah, 2014; M.S. The University of Utah, 2009; B.S. Walla Walla University, 2007

Research Interests: Mathematical Biology

Stefan Sremac

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
(509) 527-2097 | stefan.sremac@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 336

Education: Ph.D. University of Waterloo, 2019; M.S. University of British Columbia, 2015; B.Ed. Canadian University College, 2008

Research Interests: Continuous optimization, convex optimization, convex analysis, semidefinite programming, and matrix completions

Timothy L. Tiffin

Professor of Mathematics
(509) 527-2087 | tim.tiffin@wallawalla.edu
Kretschmar Hall 335

Education: D.A. Idaho State University, 1995; M.S. Idaho State University, 1988; B.S. Pacific Union College, 1985

Research Interests: Combinatorics, probability theory and number theory