Mathematics and Statistics

Majid Bani-Yaghoub

Associate Professor and Department Chair
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Dr. Majid Bani-Yaghoub (Dr. Bani) received his PhD in applied mathematics from Carleton University, Canada. Later, he joined Texas A&M University, where he...

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Ari Bavel

Adjunct Instructor

Ari Bavel received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Kansas and his Master of Arts in Collaborative Teaching and Learning from Graceland...

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An-Lin Cheng

Associate Professor (Courtesy Appointment)
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Dr. Cheng is an Associate Professor and Director of Research and Statistical Consult Service in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, UMKC School...

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Richard Delaware

Teaching Professor
(816) 235-2850
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Dr. Richard Delaware joined UMKC in 1984. For 19 years until 2003 he was Mathematics Coordinator, and the last five of those years Associate Director, of the...

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James Foran

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. 1973, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. 1968, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A. 1965, Mathematics, Marquette...

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Eric Hall

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor

Dr. Hall joined UMKC in 2003 after working as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University for three years. Dr. Hall is the department Chair and undergraduate...

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Tanya Henderson

Administrative Assistant

Kristin Kathman

Lecturer and College Algebra Coordinator

Kris Kathman is a full time lecturer in the Mathematics Department.  She recently returned to the department as a full time faculty member in 2017.  Kris graduated...

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Malinee Konboon

Adjunct Professor

B.A., Business and Human Relations, MidAmerica Nazarene University (1995)
M.A., History of Art, Baker University (1996)
B.S., Mathematics and Statistics,...

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Xianping Li

Assistant Professor (Courtesy Appointment)

Dr. Xianping Li joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City as an Assistant Professor in 2013, following a Visiting Assistant Professorship at the University...

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Nadeesha Mawella

Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Nadeesha Mawella recently joined UMKC in Fall 2018, after receiving her Ph.D in Statistics from Kansas State University. Her research is focused on misspecifications...

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Kamel Rekab

Professor and Stat Graduate Advisor
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Dr. Kamel Rekab joined UMKC as a full Professor in Statistics in 2005, after working at Florida Tech for 17 years. He served as the department Chair from 2005...

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Noah Rhee

Professor and I.Ph.D coordinator

Professor Noah Rhee joined UMKC in 1987. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Michigan State University. Since the Summer of 2008 he has been the Interdisciplinary...

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Michael Round

Adjunct Instructor and Coordinator of Digital Program
(816) 235-5966

B.S., Mathematics, South Dakota State University (1985)
M.S., Mathematics, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2000)

Professor Round joined UMKC...

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Robert Schmitt

Adjunct Instructor


M.S., Mathematics, University of Missouri, Kansas City (2013)
B.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas (2011)
B.A., Philosophy, University...

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Liana Sega

Professor and Math Graduate Advisor
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Dr. Liana Sega (pronounced `Shega’) came to UMKC in 2005, after completing postdoctoral positions at the Mathematical Sciences Research Insitute (MSRI) in Berkeley...

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Said Shehab

Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Said Shehab joined UMKC in August 2018. He completed his PH.D. in Pure Mathematics under a Protocol between Poitiers University, France and Ain Shams university,...

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Steve Simon

Professor (Courtesy Appointment)

Research Focus
Most of my research is characterized as meta-research–research about the research process. One example is monitoring accrual patterns in...

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David Spade

Assistant Professor (Courtesy Appointment)

Research Interests: Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, statistical genetics, phylogenetics, and genomics, and mapping of avian influenza virus dynamics. Prof....

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Vincent Staggs

Associate Professor (Courtesy Appointment)
(816) 302-0165

Dr. Staggs is a research faculty member in the Dept. of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Health Services and Outcomes Research at Children’s Mercy Kansas City....

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Naveen Vaidya

Associate Professor (Courtesy Appointment)
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My current research interests include applied mathematics, with specific areas of interest in mathematical biology (viral dynamics and immune systems, epidemiology,...

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Stephanie Van Rhein

Lecturer and Online Instructor

Stephanie Van Rhein joined UMKC in 2011.  She received her undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from University of Missouri Science and Technology (Missouri...

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Bruce Wenner

Adjunct Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. 1964, Mathematics, Duke University
B.A. 1960, Mathematics, College of Wooster, Illinois

Full-time: 1968 – Dec. 2002
Chair: 1992...

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Sangbeak Ye

Assistant Professor (Courtesy Appointment)

Dr. Sangbeak (Sam) Ye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Nursing. He is a member of  Doctoral faculty for graduate students in Mathematics...

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Nasir Zarzour

Visiting Assistant Professor
(816) 235-5966

Nasir Zarzour Received his Master’s Degree in applied mathematics from UMKC in 2005. Later in 2014 he pursued his PhD in Statistics, He was a GTA at UMKC from...

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Yong Zeng


Dr. Yong Zeng joined UMKC in 1999, after receiving his Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include Mathematical...

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