What Can You Do With a POE in Mathematics?
Recent Mathematics graduates have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:
Recent graduates with Mathematics as part of an interdisciplinary POE have gone on to the following graduate schools in a related field:
Vickie Arthur '14 is currently carrying out post baccalaureate research at the National Institutes of Health. Her work at NIH mirrors her work at Juniata where she blended math and biology research in the burgeoning field of Bioinformatics.
Oyinlola Lesi '14 is employed at Goldman Sachs where she works in the operations division in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Duncan Morgen-Westrick '15, whose POE at Juniata was computer science with a secondary emphasis in mathematics, is employed as a software quality engineer at Northrop Grumman in Melbourne, Fla., doing "big picture" software engineering.
Dana Relation '14 is enrolled at Purdue University to receive a master's degree in business.
William McGrew '14 is attending the University of Colorado where he is pursuing a doctorate in physics.
Tim Berguson '13, who studied physics and math at Juniata, is currently pursuing his graduate degree in physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Kathryn Dotzel '12, is currently enrolled in a master's program in agricultural, environmental and developmental economics at the Ohio State University.
Justin Doutrich '09, is employed as an agent at American General Life and Accident Insurance company, a position he was well-prepared for thanks to a POE that included philosophy, politics and economics.
Josh Fishel '09, is currently employed as a Systems Analyst at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa. His job duties include programming, building a new interface engine and lending a hand at the Help Desk. He credits his self-created C++ independent study, undertaken in his senior year, as the key to his current job success. His Juniata mentor was mathematician Gerry Kruse.
Heather Hall '11, is currently employed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md.
Zhongwei Hu '12, is pursuing a graduate degree in theoretical and computational chemistry from Penn State University.
Alexis Klein '16 will be working as a camp counselor for the sixth summer in a row at Shiloh Quaker Camp.
Lucas Lingenfelter '12, has accepted an internship for the summer at GDA Corporation in State College, Pa.
Sandra Sollenberger '10, is currently employed by the U.S. Naval Audit Service as a data miner. She was well-prepared for this position thanks to her self-designed POE in math and history.
Luke Waddell '12, is employed in teaching high school math at the Prince George County School in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Stephen Wilk '08, is employed as a Statistical Quality Assurance Analyst at Minitab, Inc. in State College, Pa. Stephen says his internship with Minitab helped him land the job and cites Ben Sunderland and Cathy Stenson as his Juniata mentors.
Jiazuo Xie '12, is attending Columbia University’s Actuarial Graduate School.
Juniata College mathematics faculty have won awards from the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (covering Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia). Dr. Jerry Kruse received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011, Dr. John Bukowski received the Service Award in 2011, and Dr. Cathy Stenson received the Distinguished Mentor Award in 2015.
Dr. Kim Roth and Dr. John Bukowski are officers of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Roth is Co-Coordinator of Section NExT (New Experiences in Teaching), and Dr. Bukowski is Section Historian. Both are former Chairs of the Section, while Dr. Bukowski also served previously as Section Governor.
Dr. Jerry Kruse recently served as Director of the James J. Lakso Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Juniata.
The mathematics faculty are advocates for international experiences. Dr. Henry Escuadro taught mathematics at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines while on sabbatical in Fall 2013. Dr. John Bukowski taught history of mathematics at Leiden University in the Netherlands while on sabbatical in Spring 2012. Dr. Jerry Kruse taught computer science at the Fachhochschule Muenster in Germany during the Fall 2006 semester as part of a faculty exchange. Dr. Kim Roth participated in the prestigious Budapest Semesters in Mathematics when she was an undergraduate student.
Drs. John Bukowski, Cathy Stenson, Kim Roth, and Henry Escuadro have all been Fellows of Project NExT, a program of the Mathematical Association of America for new mathematics faculty interested in improving the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics, among other topics.
The Department of Mathematics is very musical! Ben Sunderland, Cathy Stenson, Kim Roth, and Henry Escuadro have all sung in Juniata's Choral Union. John Bukowski serves as piano accompanist for the Choral Union and Concert Choir, and he performed a solo recital in Salvador, Brasil, in 2010.