Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNK offers undergraduate degree programs in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Additionally, we offer online graduate courses for the Science/Math Education Master of Science in Education Degree. Our education majors enjoy good employment opportunities and our non-education majors have found interesting careers in computer programming, actuarial science, financial services, and administration.

The department has an active chapter of the national mathematics honorary Kappa Mu Epsilon. Dr. Kime is the faculty adviser. Additionally, the department sponsors a Math Club that is open to all UNK students. The Club has hosted Pi Day activities and has organized events in public schools. Dr. Hein and Ms. Johnston are the faculty advisers. 

Dr. Ford is the organizer for The Central Nebraska Math Teachers' Circle . The Teaching Circle is an opportunity for middle school teachers and mathematics educators to build relationships with other teachers and mathematicians and to gain new mathematical knowledge.

Though the generous financial support of former students and faculty, the department has several Continuing Student Scholarships for our majors. Mathematics majors can apply each February by logging into MyBlue.

Mathematica is installed in the Founders Hall Room 2010 computer lab. This lab is open weekdays during business hours. Additionally, UNK faculty and students may install Mathematica on personally owned computers. To install Mathematica on your computer, visit the page Mathematica at UNK.

KME is pleased to that Dr. Jeffery Weeks will visit our campus on January 14 through 15 and give two public lectures. For times and locations, see our poster.


Dr. Syed Hossain
Dr. Barton Willis

Associate Professors
Dr. Katherine Kime 
Dr. Jacob Weiss 

Assistant Professors
Dr. James Carraher
Dr. Aldo-Hilario Cruz-Cota
Dr. Pari Ford
Dr. Nickolas Hein
Dr. Jia Huang
Dr. Amy Nebesniak

Office Associate
Ms. Ashley Mitchell



Senior Lecturers  
Ms. Margaret Michener 
Ms. Patty Reifenrath
Ms. Kaye Sorensen

Ms. Julieta Johnston

Mr. Maury May

Dr. Richard Barlow
Dr. Randall Heckman
Dr. Lutfi Lutfiyya
Dr. Donald Niemann
Dr. Charles Pickens
Dr. Ivan Stones