Message from the Chair

The Department of Mathematics at Morgan State University (Morgan) has programs leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial and Computational Mathematics (ICM), Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Actuarial Science. Currently, Morgan is the only Historical Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation and the only institution of higher education in the state of Maryland that offers the B.S. degree in Actuarial Science. Also, Morgan is one of the only three HBCUs in the nation that offers a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences. Undergraduate math majors with a concentration in mathematics education may obtain a Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree through the School of Education and Urban Studies (Dual B.S. /B.A. + M.A.T. Program). Thus, our department is well positioned to make contributions to the critical needs of the nation by helping to increase the number of underrepresented minorities obtaining degrees in the mathematical sciences.

The department offers an excellent and scholarly environment to study mathematics. Students and faculty have their offices and classrooms in Carnegie Hall which is the oldest building on campus. The mathematics library is located in this same building. Our students are actively engaged in undergraduate and graduate research, and some have presented their research at local and national mathematical meetings, conferences, and workshops. Some of our students have also been recognized for their research. In addition, we have a diverse and supportive faculty. They have been recognized for their teaching, consulting, and research. To help stimulate research activity for students and faculty, we have an active bi-weekly research colloquium series consisting of research talks given by local, national and international researchers in the mathematical sciences. Department programs and faculty research have been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Rutgers University, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Calculus Consortium, Insurance Society of Baltimore, Travelers Insurance Company, and other organizations. Some graduate students are supported by teaching assistantships and tuition stipends, and funded departmental grants. Long and short term visits to the department by distinguished mathematicians from all over the world are encouraged and supported by the Department and University.

The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS) is a national summer program for underrepresented minority STEM high-school students. This pipeline program is situated in the Department of Mathematics. The goal of the SAMS program is to help increase the number of students who will enter mathematics and other science fields. The SAMS students are exposed to interdisciplinary approaches to learning and furthering their education. Our sponsors are Morgan State University, Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, Carefirst-BlueCross-BlueShield, Boeing (Aerospace company), and Travelers Insurance Company. We anxiously look forward to the SAMS program each year.

Students, faculty, and numerous visitors are encouraged to interact with our department by taking courses, participating in seminars, attending colloquia, contributing to and attending the annual reunion and fundraiser, and participating in other department activities. Whether you are a prospective faculty member, exchange visitor, postdoctoral fellow, student, or financial donor, you will find our department helpful, accessible, and warm and friendly. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.

Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta, Chairman and Professor
Morgan State University
Carnegie Rm 251, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
Phone: (443) 885-3964
Fax: (443) 885-8216