Sam Nelson, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has been at CMC since 2008. He completed his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University and then spent several years as a visiting assistant professor at several colleges, including Whittier College, UC Riverside, and Pomona College. His research mostly focuses on topology, specifically in low-dimensional topology, algebraic topology and combinatorial topology.
Lenny Fukshansky, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, emigrated from Russia to the US in 1990. He studied mathematics at UCLA and completed his Ph.D. at UT Austin. Prior to arriving at CMC, he held a postdoctoral position at Texas A&M University. His main research areas are number theory and discrete geometry.
Deanna Needell, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, is relatively new to Claremont, joining the CMC math department in 2011. Before that, she received her Ph.D. in math from U.C. Davis and held a postdoctoral position at Stanford. Her research interests include randomized algorithms, functional analysis, statistics, and computational mathematics.
Mark Huber, Fletcher Jones Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and George R. Roberts Fellow, attended Harvey Mudd College, graduating with a degree in mathematics, and then went on to earn a Ph.D. from Cornell. He held a postdoctoral position at Stanford and was on the faculty at Duke prior to arriving at CMC in 2009. His research focus is probability with an emphasis on the design and analysis of perfect sampling algorithms.