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Upper Iowa University

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IINSPIRE Conference

Erik Zorrilla, a first-year Upper Iowa University student majoring in biology with a pre-med emphasis, won first prize in the experiential category of the poster competition at the annual conference of the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation and Research and Education (IINSPIRE) Alliance held recently at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa. [More]

ICTM 2014

On October 22, 2014 five freshman Upper Iowa University mathematics majors attended the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) conference in Ames, Iowa. The five students attending were Justin Carlyle, Amanda Hampton, Evelyn Johnson, Caila Petrie and Omeiza Suleman.

Students were accompanied by Cheryl Northrop, Instructor of a section of the STEM freshman orientation class and Tricia Well, Director of the Tutor Center. [More]

IBM Visit 2014

On Wednesday, October 22nd IT students from Wellness Strategies sections of Northrop and Schmitt/Yasinovskyy went to the IBM facility in Rochester, MN. The visit was organized by Storm Schmitt, Roman Yasinovskyy and Vice President of IBM Mike Prochaska (Upper Iowa graduate, Computer Science, 1989). The students had a chance to see hardware behind famous Watson, IBM server rooms and labs, see live demo of IBM’s support system and talk to executives and technicians, including another Upper Iowa graduate Steve Fullerton (Computer Science, 1988).

The visit was very informative and eventful. Students were inspired by Upper Iowa graduates and the cutting edge technology they are working with.

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.

Find an instructor

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
  • Evan Eakins
    • Eakins, Evan
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    • Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2014)
    • Location: Fayette, CW
    • B.A., Cornell College
    • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
    • 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
  • 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)
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    • 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
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    • Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (1999)
    • Location: Fayette, Edgar 212A
    • 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
  • 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
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    • Location: Cedar Rapids
    • B.S., Mount Mercy College
    • M.S., University of Phoenix
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Leroy Barnhart
    • Barnhart, Leroy
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    • 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
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    • Location: Online
    • B.S., St. Benedict College
    • M.S., Saint Louis University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Janet Boberg
    • Boberg, Janet
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    • Location: Mesa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Lisa Bramer
    • Bramer, Lisa
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    • Location: Nursing-Mary Greeley
    • Interests: mathematics
  • James Cliber
    • Cliber, James
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    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Shana Corvers
    • Corvers, Shana
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Location: Fort Sill
    • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Philip Goldfeder
    • Goldfeder, Philip
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    • Location: Online
    • B.A., Lafayette College
    • M.S., Northwestern University
    • Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Lee Gremillion
    • Gremillion, Lee
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    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Michael Hammoud
    • Hammoud, Michael
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    • Location: Online
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Robert Haney
    • Haney, Robert
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    • Location: Rockford
    • M.B.A., University of Illinois
    • M.Ac., University of Iowa
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Nadine Hill
    • Hill, Nadine
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    • Location: Fort Polk
    • B.S., Simmons College
    • M.Ed., Lesley University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Cathy Hopkins
    • Hopkins, Cathy
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    • Location: Blackhawk
    • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Timothy Hourigan
    • Hourigan, Timothy
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    • Location: Milwaukee
    • B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz
    • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Richard Huntoon
    • Huntoon, Richard
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Location: Alexandria
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Thomas Laures
    • Laures, Thomas
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    • 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
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    • Location: Fort Leavenworth
    • M.S.M., University of Southern California
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Josh Nevel
    • Nevel, Josh
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    • Location: Unknown
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Amy Neville
    • Neville, Amy
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    • Location: Des Moines
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Miles Potier
    • Potier, Miles
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Patricia Shaver
    • Shaver, Patricia
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    • Location: New Orleans
    • B.S., Louisiana State University
    • M.S.T., Loyola University
    • Interests: mathematics
  • Bruce Stephan
    • Stephan, Bruce
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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