Through academic excellence, we provide the theoretical foundation for critical thinking in quantitative problem solving and reasoning. We help students to develop their ability to effectively communicate mathematics, and prepare them for success in a career in actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or other profession.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Patricia Capuano
  • David Deacon
  • Gerard Ethier
  • JoAnn Lovett
  • Bradford Monroe
  • Eric Simonian
  • Denise Trudeau
  • William Velle
  • Suzanne Walker
Smith, Richard

Richard M. Smith

Professor, Mathematics
Faculty Suite A, Room 15
Ph D, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin - Madison
BA, Queens College of the City University of New York

Actuarial Calculus I, II, III Statistics Number Theory Linear Algebra Mathematics of Finance

Issues in Mathematics Education and Study Techniques Actuarial student education Probability and Statistics Number Theory

  • Mathematical Association of America
  • 2010, Distinguished Faculty Member Award
  • 2001, Distinguished Faculty Award

Nguyen, S., Niu, G., Quinn, J., Olinsky, A., Ormsbee, J., Smith, R., Bishop, J., Detecting non-injured passengers and drivers in car accident: A new under-resampling method for imbalanced classification, Emerald Group Publishing.

Witner, L., Smith, R., Election to Expense and Bonus Depreciation After 2017 , Practical Tax Strategies, 2018.

Quinn, J., Olinsky, A., Schumacher, P., Smith, R., Cluster Analysis and Persistence in College Majors, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Emerald Group Publishing, 2015.

Smith, R., Smith, R., The Number of Constant Terms Remaining in a Telescoping Series, The Pentagon, 2014.

Witner, L., Duxbury, T., Smith, R., Election to Expense and Bonus Depreciation to be Curtailed in 2014, Practical Tax Strategies, 2013.

Bishop, J., Smith, R., Quinn, J., The Stock Market and Presidential Election Polling – A Statistical Analysis, European Journal of Social Sciences, 2012.