Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University

Department of STEM

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STEM Conference 2014

Dr. George (Department chair) and Dr. McCarville attended a statewide STEM conference in March 2014. They joined Iowa's best teachers, conveying the excitement of STEM through interdisciplinary, hands-on inquiry and problem solving. [More]

STEM Camp 2013

Children in fourth- through eighth-grade recently attended a STEM camp coordinated by Iowa State University Extension on the Upper Iowa University Fayette, Iowa, campus

The Upper Iowa University campus was the host site for a week-long science-based camp coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUE) in Fayette, Iowa. The camp had the highest attendance of similar middle school camps. [More]

Career fair 2013

Area high school students discuss the possibilities of a career in information technology with Dr. Roman Yasinovskyy, UIU assistant professor of information technology

Upper Iowa University and Northeast Iowa Community College co-hosted an annual career exploration fair Wednesday, March 27, for more than 600 students in eighth- through 10th grades. "Constructing Your Career" was the theme of this year's fair with representatives from over 40 businesses representing many unique careers. [More]

Courses are taught by members of the department of mathematics and information technology.

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Full-time faculty

  • Maureen Busta
    • Busta, Maureen
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    • Professor of Mathematics (1994)
    • Location: Fayette, CW 209
    • B.A., Mount Mercy College
    • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Nigel George
    • George, Nigel
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    • Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics (2003)
    • Location: Fayette, CW 205
    • B.S., University of Auckland
    • M.S., University of Auckland
    • M.S., Yale University
    • Ph.D., Yale University
    • Interests: applied mathematics, physics, STEM education
  • Matt Harris
    • Harris, Matt
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    • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (2011)
    • Location: Fayette, Andres
    • B.S., Southern Utah University
    • M.B.A., Southern Utah University
    • Interests: information systems
  • James (Jim) Jacobs
    • Jacobs, James (Jim)
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    • Assistant Professor of Information Technology (2011)
    • Location: Fayette, Edgar 208
    • B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
    • M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
    • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
    • Interests: Robotics, Data compression and Encryption, Game Design, Mobile Agents and Decision Support Systems
  • Katherine (Kata) McCarville
    • McCarville, Katherine (Kata)
    • email |  web page
    • Associate Professor of Geosciences (2005)
    • Location: Fayette, CW
    • B.S., University of California-Los Angeles
    • M.S., Colorado School of Mines
    • Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    • Interests: geography, paleontology
  • Manzoor Murshed
    • Murshed, Md. Manzoor
    • email |  web page
    • Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (1999)
    • Location: Fayette, Andres
    • B.S., Dhaka University
    • M.S., Dhaka University
    • M.S., Iowa State University
    • Interests: programming, databases, information systems
  • Cheryl Northrop
    • Northrop, Cheryl
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    • Instructor of Mathematics (1991)
    • Location: Fayette, CW 212
    • B.S., Upper Iowa University
    • M.Ed., Upper Iowa University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Kerry Opel
    • Opel, Kerry
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    • Assistant Professor of Forensic Science (2008)
    • Location: Fayette, CW
    • B.A., University of Maryland
    • B.S., Ohio University
    • M.A., University of Denver
    • Ph.D., Florida International University
    • Interests: forensics
  • Robert (Zane) Price
    • Price, Robert (Zane)
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    • Assistant Professor of Geosciences (2013)
    • Location: Fayette, CW
    • B.A., University of Central Missouri
    • Ph.D., University of Kansas
    • Interests: geography
  • Roman Yasinovskyy
    • Yasinovskyy, Roman
    • email |  web page
    • Assistant Professor of Information Technology (2011)
    • Location: Fayette, Edgar 212
    • B.S., National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
    • M.S., National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
    • D.Sc., Towson University
    • Interests: programming languages, operating systems, networks, security

Part-time faculty

  • Steve Artzer
    • Artzer, Steve
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    • Location: Fort Riley
    • M.S., Naval Post Graduate School
    • M.A., Kansas State University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Charles Ashbacher
    • Ashbacher, Charles
    • email
    • Location: Cedar Rapids
    • B.S., Mount Mercy College
    • M.S., University of Phoenix
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Leroy Barnhart
    • Barnhart, Leroy
    • email
    • Location: Prairie du Chien
    • B.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Sister Mary Austin Blank
    • Blank, Sister Mary Austin
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • B.S., St. Benedict College
    • M.S., Saint Louis University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Janet Boberg
    • Boberg, Janet
    • email
    • Location: Mesa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Lisa Bramer
    • Bramer, Lisa
    • email
    • Location: Nursing-Mary Greeley
    • Interests: mathematics
  • James Cliber
    • Cliber, James
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Shana Corvers
    • Corvers, Shana
    • email
    • Location: Baton Rouge
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Candace Davis
    • Davis, Candace
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    • Location: Madison
    • B.S., University of Illinois
    • M.B.A., University of South Florida
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Kenneth Dobra
    • Dobra, Kenneth
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    • Location: Online
    • Ph.D., Indiana University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Jana Edwards
    • Edwards, Jana
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    • Location: Des Moines
    • B.S., Iowa State University
    • M.S.M., Iowa State University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Karen Ernst
    • Ernst, Karen
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    • Location: Waterloo
    • B.S., Iowa State University
    • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Mark Feilmann
    • Feilmann, Mark
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    • Location: Des Moines
    • B.S., Iowa State University
    • M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Robert Foote
    • Foote, Robert
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    • Location: Milwaukee
    • B.S., Cardinal Stritch College
    • M.S., US Sports Academy
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Mark Garrison
    • Garrison, Mark
    • email
    • Location: Des Moines
    • B.S., New Mexico Tech
    • M.S., Iowa State University
    • Ph.D., Iowa State University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Jeffrey Gasoske
    • Gasoske, Jeffrey
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    • Location: Rockford
    • B.A., University of Iowa
    • M.B.A., University of Illinois-Urbana
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Tim Gillespie
    • Gillespie, Tim
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    • Location: Online
    • B.S., St. Ambrose University
    • M.S., University of Iowa
    • Ph.D., University of Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Jim Gleckler
    • Gleckler, Jim
    • email
    • Location: Fort Sill
    • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Philip Goldfeder
    • Goldfeder, Philip
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • B.A., Lafayette College
    • M.S., Northwestern University
    • Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Lee Gremillion
    • Gremillion, Lee
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Michael Hammoud
    • Hammoud, Michael
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Robert Haney
    • Haney, Robert
    • email
    • Location: Rockford
    • M.B.A., University of Illinois
    • M.Ac., University of Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Nadine Hill
    • Hill, Nadine
    • email
    • Location: Fort Polk
    • B.S., Simmons College
    • M.Ed., Lesley University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Cathy Hopkins
    • Hopkins, Cathy
    • email
    • Location: Blackhawk
    • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Timothy Hourigan
    • Hourigan, Timothy
    • email
    • Location: Milwaukee
    • B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz
    • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Richard Huntoon
    • Huntoon, Richard
    • email
    • Location: Wausau
    • B.S., University of Illinois-Urbana
    • M.B.A., Capital University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Robert Jeppesen
    • Jeppesen, Robert
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    • Location: Des Moines
    • A.A., Freeman Jr College
    • B.A., Hastings College
    • M.B.A., Southern California University of Professional Studies
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Oumar Kaba
    • Kaba, Oumar
    • email
    • Location: Madison
    • B.S., York College of CUNY
    • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Kevin Kuznia
    • Kuznia, Kevin
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    • Location: Waterloo
    • D.B.A., St. Ambrose University
    • M.B.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • M.S., Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
    • B.T.G.S., Wayne State University
    • A.S., Henry Ford Community College
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Kent Lachney
    • Lachney, Kent
    • email
    • Location: Alexandria
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Thomas Laures
    • Laures, Thomas
    • email
    • Location: Waterloo
    • B.S., University of Northern Iowa
    • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Stephen McDonnell
    • McDonnell, Stephen
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    • Location: Des Moines
    • B.S., Upper Iowa University
    • M.S.E., Drake University
    • Ed.S., Drake University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Sharon McKimpson
    • McKimpson, Sharon
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    • Location: Online
    • B.S., Iowa State University
    • M.S., University of Northern Iowa
    • Ed.S., Drake University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Yelena Meadows
    • Meadows, Yelena
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    • Location: Online
    • B.S., Altay State University
    • M.S., Altay State University
    • M.S., Florida State University
    • Ph.D., Florida State University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Don Myer
    • Myer, Don
    • email
    • Location: Fort Leavenworth
    • M.S.M., University of Southern California
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Josh Nevel
    • Nevel, Josh
    • email
    • Location: Unknown
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Amy Neville
    • Neville, Amy
    • email
    • Location: Des Moines
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Miles Potier
    • Potier, Miles
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Patricia Shaver
    • Shaver, Patricia
    • email
    • Location: New Orleans
    • B.S., Louisiana State University
    • M.S.T., Loyola University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Bruce Stephan
    • Stephan, Bruce
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • B.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
    • M.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
    • Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Elizabeth Stepp
    • Stepp, Elizabeth
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • B.S., Vanderbilt University
    • M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
    • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
    • Interests: mathematics
  • James Stepp
    • Stepp, James
    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Donna Taylor
    • Taylor, Donna
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    • Location: Baton Rouge
    • B.S., Southern University
    • M.S., Southern University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Sam Young
    • Young, Sam
    • email
    • Location: Online
    • B.S.E., Arkansas State University
    • M.S.E., Arkansas State University
    • Ph.D., St. Louis University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Ayhan Zora
    • Zora, Ayhan
    • email
    • Location: Waterloo
    • M.S., University of Arizona
    • Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics

Staff

  • Tricia Petsche
    • Wells, Tricia
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    • Developmental Math Coordinator
    • Location: Fayette, Henderson-Wilder Library
    • B.S., Upper Iowa University
    • Interests: mathematics