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Marc Ordower

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Chair of the Mathematics Department, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook
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Dr. Ordower received his undergraduate degree with distinction at the University of Waterloo, where he was a Descartes Scholar, and his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received the 1994 Mathematics Department Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1994 at Stony Brook. Dr. Ordower has both taught and directed the Mathematics Division at Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. He was a visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Texas A & M University before coming to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2002. He has published articles in the fields of Linear Algebra, Operator Theory, and Graph Theory.

While at Randolph College, Dr. Ordower has advised several successful candidates for Honors in Mathematics, directed Summer Research students in Mathematics, and administered the Virginia Tech and Putnam Mathematics Competitions at the College.

Jia Wan

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D., University of Idaho
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Jia is a new member in Mathematics Department. After earning a bachelor's degree in China, Jia went to the University of Idaho and has been teaching college mathematics for seven years. She completed her Ph.D. degree in mathematics.

She is rewarded with Excellence in Teaching multiple times while teaching in University of Idaho and her presentation won the first place award for excellence in the Math Section at 93rd Annual Meeting of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division). Jia joins Randolph College since fall 2013 and is looking forward to teaching things she loves in mathematics.

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