Professor Randy S. Schaeffer '72

Professor Randy S. Schaeffer ~ In Memoriam ~ 1950-2014.                                More Information

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Welcome to the Kutztown University Department of Mathematics. While part of a large university, our department offers a small community atmosphere. In particular, our focus is squarely on our students. Our excellent faculty members are dedicated to providing learning opportunities both in class and through individual undergraduate research experiences. From freshman level Calculus to the capstone Senior Seminar, small class sizes encourage personalized attention from our faculty. We offer a wide variety of upper-level courses that allow and encourage students to pursue their interests and widen their horizons.

Our graduates pursue many different paths after graduation. Some attend graduate school, while others work for major corporations around the world. Many become teachers, often here in the Lehigh Valley or Berks County.

Please use the links to the left to learn more about our department, Kutztown University, and opportunities in Mathematics. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Have fun solving our Mathematics Problem of the Week!

The Department of Mathematics was highlighted for its cutting-edge work in applied mathematics at the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), August 10 - 14, 2015, in Beijing, China. KU was one of only nine institutions in the world to be recognized. For more information, see our news page or watch the following video!


The Eastern Pennsylvania Council of Teachers in Mathematics Conference on October 17, 2015 was at Kutztown University!

Kutztown Mathematics: By the Numbers

  • 13.5 - the average 300+ level class size Spring 2014
  • 24 - the number of mathematics faculty
  • 25 - the average class size across all mathematics courses for Spring 2014
  • 5283 - the number of students enrolled in mathematics courses during the 13-14 academic year


News from the Department of Mathematics

Graduating Seniors 

Congratulations to the  2014-2015 Department of Mathematics graduating seniors and award winners!  For more pictures of the awards ceremony, please visit our news page.


Randy S. Schaeffer '72

Professor Randy Schaeffer passed away unexpectedly in October 2014.  Please click here to view a tribute to Professor Schaeffer from his colleagues in the Department of Mathematics

CVMCC Champions

Jesse Bailey, Zach Moran, and Ian Tomes won the 6th annual Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge held at Shippensburg University on September 27, 2014! 

For more news, please visit our news page.

Math Events


Dr. Jesse Feller

Tuesday, November 3

4 p.m. in Lytle 228

Game Hour!

Thursday, November 5

11 a.m. in Lytle 214

Discrete Math Seminar

Dr. Fran Vasko

Friday, November 20

11 a.m. in Lytle 136

Discrete Math Seminar

Prof. John Botzum

Friday, December 4

11 a.m. in Lytle 136