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  • Mark Snavely, Chair, Mathematics Department; Professor of Mathematics
    Mark Snavely, Chair, Mathematics Department; Professor of Mathematics
    Carthage College

Mark Snavely

Chair, Mathematics Department; Professor of Mathematics

Straz Center 292

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses
  • Research

Professor Mark Snavely is interested in research in the field of dynamical systems. His paper “Markov Partitions for the Two-Dimensional Torus,” presented at the Conference and Workshop in Ergodic Theory and Symbolic Dynamics at the University of Washington, was published in Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Prof. Snavely is very active in undergraduate research, particularly in the areas of discrete mathematics and mathematical modeling. He is working to integrate mathematical software packages and mathematical modeling into the curriculum and teaches mathematics courses at introductory and upper levels.

Prof. Snavely’s contributions to general education at Carthage have included teaching in the Heritage program and leading the team of faculty who developed the interdisciplinary natural science course Discovery. He has served as Chair of the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Wisconsin Section. He was named the 2003-2004 Carthage Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

Prof. Snavely earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in mathematics at Northwestern University, and his B.S. in mathematics and computer systems from Grove City College. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1990.

  • Ph.D., M.A. — Mathematics, Northwestern University
  • B.S. — Mathematics and Computer Systems, Grove City College
  • MTH 1030  Applied Mathematics
  • MTH 1040  Principles of Modern Mathematics
  • MTH 1050  Elementary Statistics
  • MTH 1060  Finite Mathematics
  • MTH 1070  Functions, Graphs and Analysis
  • MTH 1120  Calculus I
  • MTH 1130  Calculus II
  • MTH 1240  Discrete Structures
  • MTH 200T  Topics in Mathematics
  • MTH 2220  Differential Equations
  • MTH 2130  Mathematics of Actuarial Science
  • MTH 3030  Theory of Probability
  • MTH 3120  Real Analysis
  • MTH 3220  Complex Variables
  • MTH 400T  Topics in Mathematics
  • MTH 4300  Senior Research in Mathematics
  • MTH 4900  Research in Mathematics
  • MTH 4990  Senior Thesis Completion

Prof. Snavely has a productive undergraduate research program in discrete dynamical systems and mathematical modeling. Recent project have studied the dynamics of train layouts, pollution in ecosystems, and polyominoes.

  • Mark Snavely, Chair, Mathematics Department; Professor of Mathematics
    Mark Snavely, Chair, Mathematics Department; Professor of Mathematics
    Carthage College

Mark Snavely

Professor Mark Snavely is interested in research in the field of dynamical systems. His paper “Markov Partitions for the Two-Dimensional Torus,” presented at the Conference and Workshop in Ergodic Theory and Symbolic Dynamics at the University of Washington, was published in Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Prof. Snavely is very active in undergraduate research, particularly in the areas of discrete mathematics and mathematical modeling. He is working to integrate mathematical software packages and mathematical modeling into the curriculum and teaches mathematics courses at introductory and upper levels.

Prof. Snavely’s contributions to general education at Carthage have included teaching in the Heritage program and leading the team of faculty who developed the interdisciplinary natural science course Discovery. He has served as Chair of the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Wisconsin Section. He was named the 2003-2004 Carthage Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

Prof. Snavely earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in mathematics at Northwestern University, and his B.S. in mathematics and computer systems from Grove City College. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1990.

Brief Bio

Prof. Snavely currently teaches courses in all levels of mathematics and is very active in undergraduate research, particularly in the areas of discrete mathematics and mathematical modeling.

Title

Chair, Mathematics Department; Professor of Mathematics

Email Address

msnavely@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-5714

Office Location

Straz Center 292

Education

  • Ph.D., M.A. — Mathematics, Northwestern University
  • B.S. — Mathematics and Computer Systems, Grove City College

Courses

  • MTH 1030  Applied Mathematics
  • MTH 1040  Principles of Modern Mathematics
  • MTH 1050  Elementary Statistics
  • MTH 1060  Finite Mathematics
  • MTH 1070  Functions, Graphs and Analysis
  • MTH 1120  Calculus I
  • MTH 1130  Calculus II
  • MTH 1240  Discrete Structures
  • MTH 200T  Topics in Mathematics
  • MTH 2220  Differential Equations
  • MTH 2130  Mathematics of Actuarial Science
  • MTH 3030  Theory of Probability
  • MTH 3120  Real Analysis
  • MTH 3220  Complex Variables
  • MTH 400T  Topics in Mathematics
  • MTH 4300  Senior Research in Mathematics
  • MTH 4900  Research in Mathematics
  • MTH 4990  Senior Thesis Completion

Research Interests

Prof. Snavely has a productive undergraduate research program in discrete dynamical systems and mathematical modeling. Recent project have studied the dynamics of train layouts, pollution in ecosystems, and polyominoes.

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