# People

## Alumni

We are proud to share some stories of our alumni’s post-graduation successes. Stories can be submitted by the alumnus or a faculty member at the Alumni Story Submission page.

In our Student Video Testimonials some of our graduates share their experience as a student in our department.

#### Abraham Abebe

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2014** **Position After Graduation:** Assistant Professor at Temple University **PhD Advisor(s): **Maya Chhetri
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Bukola Adaramola

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2017** **MA Advisor: **Haimeng Zhang
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Ashwag Alghamdi

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2017** **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Badr Aloraini

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Sarangan Balasubramaniam

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Haimeng Zhang
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Heather Barker (Allmond)

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2010** **Position After Graduation:** Mathematics Instructor at Piedmont Community College. **Research Group:** Applied Math

#### David Barron

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2015** **Position After Graduation:** Mathematics Tutor at Equity Tutoring

#### Nancy Buck

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2010** **MA Advisor: **Brett Tangedal
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Wei Chen

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Haimeng Zhang
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Charith Elson

**M.A. in Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### William Ely

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2012** **Position After Graduation:** Professional Services Consultant at Earnix **Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Adam Eury

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2014** **Position After Graduation:** Software Engineer at Coherent Path **MA Advisor: **Maya Chhetri
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Lance Everhart

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Computer Science Lecturer at UNCG **MA Advisor: **Sebastian Pauli
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Shierina Fareed

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2012** **PhD Advisor(s): **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Ricky Farr

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** Mathematics Professor at Spartanburg Methodist College **PhD Advisor(s): **Sebastian Pauli
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Nalin Fonseka

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2020** **PhD Advisor(s): **Ratnasingham Shivaji
**Research Group:** Applied Math, Mathematical Biology

#### Nathan Fontes

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **Position After Graduation:** PhD Student at Clemson University **MA Advisor: **Dan Yasaki
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Indika Gunawardana

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **MA Advisor: **Thomas Lewis
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Paula Hamby

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2012** **MA Advisor: **Dan Yasaki
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### John Hardee

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2012** **Position After Graduation:** Faculty at Davidson County Community College **MA Advisor: **Richard Fabiano
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Victoria Hayes

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** Mathematics Instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College **Research Group:** Mathematical Biology

#### Michael Higgins

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2012** **Position After Graduation:** Product Analyst at Square **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Elliott Hollifield

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Maya Chhetri
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Richard Jenkins

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2011** **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Emily Johnson

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Norbert Kadima

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2009** **Position After Graduation:** Statistical Programmer II at IQVIA **MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Jeff Lail

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Data Analyst at Syngenta **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Christopher Langewisch

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Strategic Business Analyst at Targetbase **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Mingyan Li

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** International Business Consultant at RTP China Connection **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Bin Luo

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2019** **M.A. in Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Teaching Assistant at UNC Greensboro **PhD Advisor(s): **Xiaoli Gao
**MA Advisor: **Xiaoli Gao
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Jack Luper

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2006** **Position After Graduation:** Technical Development AVP at Bank of America **MA Advisor: **Maya Chhetri
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Jonathan Milstead

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** Lecturer at UNCG **PhD Advisor(s): **Sebastian Pauli
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Quinn Morris

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University **PhD Advisor(s): **Ratnasingham Shivaji
**Research Group:** Applied Math, Mathematical Biology

#### Amila Muthunayake

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2021** **PhD Advisor(s): **Ratnasingham Shivaji
**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology

#### Catherine Payne

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** Assistant Professor at Winston-Salem State University **PhD Advisor(s): **Richard Fabiano
**MA Advisor: **Jerry Vaughan
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Elizabeth (Dawn) Poole

**M.A. in Mathematics, ** **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Denise Rangel

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2010** **Position After Graduation:** Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Arlington; Visiting Assistant Professor at Manhattan College **MA Advisor: **Paul Duvall

#### Aaron Rapp

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Thomas Lewis
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### James Rudzinski

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Clifford Smyth
**Research Group:** Combinatorics

#### Sandi Rudzinski

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **PhD Advisor(s): **Sebastian Pauli
**MA Advisor: **Sebastian Pauli
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Kristen Scheckelhoff

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2021** **Position After Graduation:** PhD Student at University of Virginia **MA Advisor: **Dan Yasaki
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Supriti Sehra

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2008** **Position After Graduation:** Advanced Analytics Manager at Orbitz Worldwide **MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Sandamalee Seneviratne

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **MA Advisor: **Thomas Lewis
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Jeong Sep Sihm

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2016** **M.A. in Mathematics, ** **Position After Graduation:** Visiting Instructor of Mathematics at Guilford College **PhD Advisor(s): **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Rick Shepherd

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2013** **Position After Graduation:** Software Engineer at Electronic Data Magentics Inc **MA Advisor: **Brett Tangedal
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Qing Shi

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2009** **Position After Graduation:** Principal biostatistician at Cytel **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Brian Sinclair

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2015** **M.A. in Mathematics, 2008** **Position After Graduation:** Applied Research Mathematician with the National Security Agency (NSA) **PhD Advisor(s): **Sebastian Pauli
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Byungjae Son

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2017** **Position After Graduation:** Assistant Professor at Wayne State University **PhD Advisor(s): **Ratnasingham Shivaji
**Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Keri Spetzer

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **Position After Graduation:** Graduate Teaching Assistant at UNC Greensboro **Research Group:** Applied Math

#### Davorin Stajsic

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2010** **MA Advisor: **Clifford Smyth
**Research Group:** Combinatorics

#### Nicholas Stewart

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Senior Data Analyst at Triad Area Data Company **MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Robert Stoesen

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2014** **MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Arpad Szarka

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Technical Expert IV at Syngenta **MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Romesh Thanuja

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2021** **Position After Graduation:** Senior Lecturer at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka **PhD Advisor(s): **Haimeng Zhang
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Sundar Thapa

**M.A. in Mathematics, ** **Position After Graduation:** Statistician at U.S. Office of Personnel Management **MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Christopher Vanlangenberg

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2016** **PhD Advisor(s): **Haimeng Zhang
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Jonathan Verner

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2006** **Position After Graduation:** Research Assistant at Charles University **MA Advisor: **Jerry Vaughan

#### Michael Watts

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2013** **Position After Graduation:** Math Instructor at United States Air Force Academy **MA Advisor: **Greg Bell

#### Debbie White

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2018** **Position After Graduation:** Instructor at Alamance Community College **MA Advisor: **Dan Yasaki
**Research Group:** Number Theory

#### Robert White

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2008** **Position After Graduation:** Business Intelligence Manager at Targetbase **MA Advisor: **Scott Richter
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Mike Wilder

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2006** **Position After Graduation:** Adjunct Instructor at Elon University **Research Group:** Statistics

#### Tanja Zatezalo

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2016** **Position After Graduation:** Adjunct Professor at North Carolina Central University and Adjunct Professor at Campbell University **PhD Advisor(s): **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Qi Zhang

**Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, ** **PhD Advisor(s): **Sat Gupta
**MA Advisor: **Sat Gupta
**Research Group:** Statistics

#### Guolin Zhao

**M.A. in Mathematics, 2008** **Position After Graduation:** Biostatistician at Biogen Idec