The actuarial science major at High Point University was specifically designed in consultation with local actuaries to give students the best possible preparation for an actuarial career.
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Research and Creative Activities

  • Finite Group Theory
  • Classifications of Groups
  • Lattices and Subgroup Lattices
  • Direct Products and Products of Groups
  • Centralizer-like Subgroups Associated with n-Engel
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Math Education
  • Women and Underrepresented Groups in STEM (Math specifically)

Professional Memberships

  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Association of University Women
  • Mathematical Association of America
  Publications
In Progress Normal Subgroup Containment in a Direct Product of Groups.
In Progress Joint work with Morgan, B.* and Schilcher, D.*, D8 x D8 and Its Subgroup Lattice.
2016 MAA Alder Award: Dandrielle Lewis’ Response. National Association of Mathematicians. Volume XLVII, Number 3, P.6. Fall 2016
Joint work with Brewster, B., Maximal Subgroup Containment in Direct Products. Advances in Group Theory and Applications. Volume 1, P. 131-137. Digital Object Identifier: 10.4399/97888548908179. April 2016.
Joint work with deKoven, A., The Somali Immersion Experience: An Intercultural Immersion. Integrating Curricular and Co-curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes, Emerald Publishing Limited. Bingley, UK. January 2016. (Book Chapter)
Submitted Joint work with Almousa, A.*, Elert, E.*, Embedding Properties in Central Products. The 29th Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. June 2015.
Increasing Diversity and Inclusion for Women in STEM. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Volume 62, Number 8, P. 920-922. September 2015.
Joint work with Brewster, B., A Characterization of Subgroup Containment in Direct Products. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s11587-012-0135-3. Ricerche di Matematica. July 2012.
Containment of Subgroups in a Direct Product of Groups. Proquest Dissertations & Theses. Publication number 3465671. September 2011.

Professional Memberships

  1. American Mathematical Society
  2. American Association of University Women
  3. Mathematical Association of America
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Research and Creative Activities

  • Teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Statistical Association
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Departmental Liaison
 

Research and Creative Activities

  • Approximation Theory
  • Vector Field Approximation
  • Approximation on Surfaces
  • Radial Basis Functions
  • Scientific Computing
  • Recreational Mathematics
 

Personal Website

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Research and Creative Activities

  • Number theory
  • Teaching and learning of mathematics
 

Selected Publications

  • (with L. Long, R. Ramakrishna, H. Swisher, F.T. Tu) “Hypergeometric series, truncated hypergeometric series, and Gaussian hypergeometric functions,” 1-111. To appear in Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society.
 
  • (with A. Deines, L. Long, H. Swisher, F.T. Tu) “Hypergeometric series, truncated hypergeometric series, and Gaussian hypergeometric functions,” Directions in Number Theory: Proceedings of the 2014 WIN3 (2016), 125–160.
 
  • (with A. Deines, L. Long, H. Swisher, F.T. Tu) “Generalized Legendre curves and quaternionic multiplication,”Journal of Number Theory 161 (2016), 175-203.
 
  • (with D. McCarthy) “Hypergeometric type identities in the p-adic setting and modular forms,” Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 144 (2016), 1493-1508.
 
  • (with A. Graham-Squire, R. Lamb, K. O’Hara, L. Zack) “Flipping Freshman Mathematics,” PRIMUS 25: 9-10 (2015), 803-813.
 
  • (with M.J. Bertin, A. Feaver, M. Lalin, M. Manes) “Mahler measure of some singular K3-surfaces,”Contemporary Mathematics 606 (2013), 149-169.
 
  • “Traces of Hecke operators in level 1 and Gaussian hypergeometric functions,” Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 141 (2013), 1871-1881.
 
  • “Hypergeometric functions over Fp and relations to elliptic curves and modular forms,” Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 138 (2010), 109-123.
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • AWM
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    • Coordinator for Departmental Peer Observation, Math Lab tutoring, Math placement
    • Liaison to Teacher Education Council
    • Member of Departmental Awards Committee
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Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science

Holistic Learning

The actuarial science major at High Point University was specifically designed in consultation with local actuaries to give students the best possible preparation for an actuarial career. Courses in finance, economics and statistics have been accepted by the Society of Actuaries as satisfying its VEE requirements in corporate finance, micro- and macroeconomics and applied statistics. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who have passed the first two actuarial exams (probability and financial mathematics), completed the Society of Actuaries VEE requirements and have developed through their coursework the skills to succeed in the actuarial profession. Through classroom studies and internships, students are equipped with the skills necessary for the ever-changing global marketplace.

Innovative study

The actuarial science and mathematical economics programs at High Point University prepare students for some of the most exciting and in-demand jobs in the workforce. Economics is no longer as simple as “supply and demand.” Economics is becoming an increasingly technical field that now makes use of almost every area of mathematics. A solid background in mathematics will give those wishing to excel in economics-related professions a distinct advantage over the competition.

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Course Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 66
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 12
Total 128
Requirements for B.S. in Actuarial Science
Requirements for B.S. in Actuarial Science
Course Course Title Credits
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 4
CSC 1610 / CSC 1705 Introduction to Programming for Data Analytics or Python Programming 4
ECO 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
ECO 2050 Principles of Microeconomics 4
FIN 3010 Financial Management 4
MTH 1410 Calculus I 4
MTH 1420 Calculus II 4
MTH 2410 Calculus III 4
MTH 2310 Linear Algebra 4
MTH 3110 Financial Mathematics 4
MTH 3150 Probability 4
MTH 3160 & MTH 3120 / BUA 2100 Society of Actuaries Exam P Preparation and Society of Actuaries Exam FM Preparation or Excel Based Business Analysis* 2
MTH 4410 Mathematical Models for Financial Economics 4
STS 2910 Introduction to Statistical Analysis with SAS Applications 4
STS 3110 / STS 3210 Intermediate Statistical Analysis with SAS Applications or Linear Statistical Models 4
STS 4120 Mathematical Statistics 4
* BUA 1100 is a prerequisite for this course.
Note: Actuarial Science majors who wish to graduate with departmental honors must (a) complete the courses required for the B.S. in Actuarial Science, (b) pass both actuarial exams administered by the Society of Actuaries, and (c) have a major GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of graduation.
Career Opportunities
Courses leading to a B.S. in actuarial science prepare students for an exciting  field. But what exactly is actuarial science? Actuaries put a price tag on risk. They are the leading professionals in finding ways to manage risk and are
experts in:

- Evaluating the likelihood of future events
- Reducing the impact of undesirable events
- Designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events

Actuaries work in all sectors of the economy, though they are more heavily represented in the financial services sector. Their work is the analytical backbone of the nation’s financial security programs, including insurance, Social Security and Medicare. Based on five measurement criteria - stress, working environment, physical demands, income and hiring outlook - “Actuary” was rated as the best job for 2013, based on research in 200 different positions in a CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report. Additionally, this program equips students for a variety of graduate-level programs, including studies in business, economics, public policy and law.

Courses leading to a B.S. in Actuarial Science will provide sufficient depth to prepare students for a variety of careers requiring quantitative and analytical skills in business, finance and government. Such professions include, but are not limited to:
Student Outcomes

With commencement just around the corner, recent High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from…

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With Commencement just around the corner, High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class…

Study Abroad
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
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