Mathematics and Computer Science

Associate Professor

Office: Oxendine Science 1212 | Phone: 910-521-6798 |

Office Hours: Summer hours are by appointment only. | Email: mary.russell@uncp.edu |

Address: P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510 |

- Research Interests
- Point set topology (continuum theory, fixed-point theory);
- history of mathematics; applications of group theory; graph theory.

- Courses
- CSC1000: Introduction to Computers
- MAT1050: Introduction to College Mathematics
- MAT1070: College Algebra
- MAT1080: Plane Trigonometry
- MAT2150: Calculus with Applications
- MAT3250: Algebra I
- MAT4020: History of the Development of Mathematics
- MAT4150: Number Theory

- Publications
- (See
*Curriculum Vitae*.)

- Education
- Ph.D., Emory University, mathematics.
- M.A., Emory University, mathematics.
- B.A., University of Tennessee (at Knoxville), mathematics (minor in zoology).

- Memberships
- Americal Mathematical Sociaty
- Mathematical Association of America
- Association of Computing Machinery

- Honors
- (Too modest to mention any.)

- Biography
- After receiving the Ph.D. and teaching mathematics for a few years, Mary Russell left academia and entered the computer industry, where she spent the next seventeen years in a number of technical positions with IBM Corporation in Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas.

- After her husband accepted early retirement from IBM, she began adjunct teaching of mathematics and computer science in a number of Dallas area universities with the goal of returning to the academic world. In 1997-98, she taught mathematics, computer science, and information systems for the University of Maryland European Division. In 2001-02, she was a visiting professor of mathematics and computer science at Georgia Southern University.

- In August 2002, she joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at UNC Pembroke.

- Interests
- In addition to mathematics, Mary Russell enjoys:
- Music (especially classical and jazz)
- History
- Poetry (and other literature)
- Lingustics & languages (and the people who speak them!)

- Other Courses Taught (at UNCP or elsewhere)
- Calculus I and II
- Linear Algebra
- Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
- Point Set Topology
- General Topology
- Discrete Structures
- Data Structures
- A Survey of Programming Languages
- Decision Support and Expert Systems
- Information Systems Design & Analysis