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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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Research and Creative Activities

  Mathematical Neuroscience: study of neural models associated with path integration and integration of landmark cues   Applied Probability: large deviations and the study of rare events   Nonstationary Dynamical Systems: conditional memory loss for systems with holes  

Selected Publications

  R.Azencott, B. Geiger, and W. Ott. “Large Deviations for Gaussian Diffusions with Delay.” Journal of Statistical Physics. (2017)   B. Geiger and W. Ott. “Nonstationary Open Dynamical Systems.” Accepted to Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems. (2018)   B. Geiger, R. Azencott, and I. Timofeyev. “Rare Events Analysis in Stochastic Models for Bacterial Evolution.” arXiv Preprint arXiv:1811.10176. (2018) [This is currently being organized into a Springer Lecture Notes series.]  

Professional Memberships

  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)   American Mathematical Society (AMS)   Society for Neuroscientists (SFN) [post_title] => Brett Geiger [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => brett-geiger [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-08-27 10:54:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-08-27 14:54:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.highpoint.edu/?p=97446 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => faculty-staff [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 97398 [post_author] => 50 [post_date] => 2021-06-03 14:12:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-03 18:12:37 [post_content] => Responsibilities
    • Coordinator for Departmental Peer Observation, Math Lab tutoring, Math placement
    • Liaison to Teacher Education Council
    • Member of Departmental Awards Committee
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Research and Creative Activities

  • Lie Algebras
  • Graph Theory
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Education
 

Selected Publications

  • Fixed Points of Augmented Generalized Happy Functions II: Oases and Mirages, L. Zack etc all, The Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol (22), 2019.
 
  • Equities and Inequities in The Orville, L. Zack and S. Greenwald, The Association for Women in Mathematics newsletter, 2018.
 
  • Using Mathematical Models to Rank the Members of Criminal Networks, Lucas Chirino, SIAM Undergraduate Research Online Journal (Accepted for publication), 2018.
 
  • Fixed Points of Augmented Generalized Happy Functions, L. Zack, etc. all, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Volume 48, No. 1, 2018.
 
  • Augmented Generalized Happy Functions, L. Zack, et all, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Volume 47, No. 2, 2017.
 
  • Flipping Freshman Mathematics, L, Zack, et all, PRIMUS- Volume 25, Issue 9-10, 2015.
 
  • Nilpotent Lie and Leibniz Algebras, L. Zack, et all, Communications in Algebra, Volume 42:6, pg 2404-2410, 2014.
 
  • An Application of Google’s PageRank to NFL Rankings, L. Zack, S., Ball, R. Lamb, Involve: A Journal of Mathematics, Volume 5, No. 4, 2012.
 
  • Realizations of the Complex Nilpotent Lie Algebras with a Small Second Derived Quotient,E. Stitzinger and L. Zack, Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, Vol. 28, pp 513-515, August 2009.
 
  • Nilpotent Lie Algebras with a Small Second Derived Quotient, L. Zack, Communications in Algebra, Vol. 36, pp 4607-4619, December 2008.
 
  • Two Generated Lie Algebra L where L’’≠0 and dim(L’/L’’)=3, L. Zack, Arkansas-Oklahoma MAA Sectional Proceeding, March 2006.
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Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Holistic Learning

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at HPU offers a B.S. in mathematical economics for students wishing to study the deep interplay between mathematics and economic theory. Techniques mastered in mathematics and statistics courses provide the tools necessary to gain a rich understanding of economic models and the confidence to apply mathematics to real world applications.

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Course Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 64
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 14
Total 128
Requirements for B.S. in Mathematical Economics
Requirements for B.S. in Mathematical Economics
Course Course Title Credits
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 4
ECO 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
ECO 2050 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECO 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4
ECO 3050 Intermediate Microeconomics 4
FIN 3010 Financial Management 4
MTH 1410 Calculus I 4
MTH 1420 Calculus II 4
MTH 2310 Linear Algebra 4
MTH 2410 Calculus III 4
MTH 3410 Differential Equations 4
STS 2610, STS 2910 Business Statistics and Analysis or Introduction to Statistical Analysis with SAS Applications 4
STS 3210 Linear Statistical Models 4
STS 3250 Economic Time Series 4
Two ECO electives at the 3000 level or above or MTH 4910, MTH 4920 and one ECO elective at the 3000 level or above (8)
ECO 3035 Economic Growth 4
ECO 3220 Labor Economics 4
ECO 3310 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets 4
ECO 3400 Free Enterprise and Capitalism 4
ECO 3410 Environmental Economics 4
ECO/GBS 3460 International Economics 4
ECO 4150 Econometrics 4
ECO/GBS 4430 Comparative Economics 4
ECO 4444 Independent Study 1-4
ECO 4810-4815 Student Internship 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Course Descriptions
Note: Mathematics Economics majors who wish to graduate with departmental honors must (a) complete the courses required for the B. S. in Mathematical Economics, (b) complete MTH 4910 and MTH 4920, 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 Mathematical Economics will provide sufficient depth to prepare students for a variety of careers requiring quantitative and analytical skills in business, finance and government. Additionally, this program equips students for a variety of graduate-level programs, including studies in business, economics, public policy and law.

Such professions include, but are not limited to:
Student Outcomes
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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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