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Department of Math & Computer Science

Faculty & Staff

The mathematics and computer science faculty are teacher-scholars who are dedicated to teaching and developing courses for their students. If you can, drop by and see us in action. Poke your head into any of our offices and you're likely to find a student or two. They know they are always welcome—just ask them.

Faculty

Mark Anderson, Ph.D.

Mark Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Mathematics

Bush 267

407.646.2323

Mark Anderson earned a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Virginia and a master's in computer science at the University of Central Florida. His research interest is in graph theory, preferably on the topological or algebraic side; his recreational interests include running, biking, hiking, reading, camping, kayaking, and an occasional mathematical haiku.
Sheri Boyd, Ph.D.

Sheri Boyd, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Mathematics

Bush 218A

407.691.1302

Sheri Boyd earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She has over 20 years of experience in the classroom, and joined the Rollins faculty in 2003. As a mother of special needs children, Boyd has a deep commitment to help students with disabilities. She strongly believes that all students can succeed given the opportunity and the right tools.
Rochelle Elva, Ph.D.

Rochelle Elva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bush 118C

407.646.2303

Rochelle Elva earned her Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida. Her Ph.D. research was in Semantic Software Clone Detection. Her other research interests include Software Quality Assurance, The Personal Software Process, Computer Science Education and Databases.  When not on the computer, she enjoys building craft projects with the Cuttlebug, baking and cooking - especially experimenting with international cuisine. 
Ramon Mata-Toledo, Ph.D.

Ramon Mata-Toledo, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bush 118A

407-646-2040

Dr. Ramon A. Mata-Toledo is an Emeritus Professor of James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia). His doctoral degree is from Kansas State University. He  holds masters degrees from Florida Institute of Technology (CS and MBA) and a Professional Master of  Business Analytics from Villanova University (Pennsylvania). He is also is U.S.A. Fulbright Scholar. His areas of expertise are formal languages, linguistics, data analytics, discrete structures, and several areas of mathematics and logic. He is the author of 5 books in computer science, one in logic, and one in preparation in analytics. He has taught at several American and International universities. His office is at the Science Bush Center 118A. Students, faculty, and staff are always welcome to stop by.

Dan S. Myers, Ph.D.

Dan S. Myers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Bush 263

407.646.2151

Dan Myers received his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with research interests in computer performance modeling and queueing theory.  Prior to attending UW-Madison, he worked as a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, applying computer vision and image processing to national security problems. Dr. Myers enjoys playing old-time and gospel guitar: his playing has been featured in Frets magazine and he received first prize in the flatpicking guitar contest at the 2015 Florida Old-Time Music Championship.
Valerie Summet, Ph.D.

Valerie Summet, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Bush 218D

407-646-2896

Valerie Summet earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and her B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University.  Her research interests include computer science education, Human-Computer Interaction, and Assistive Technology.  In her spare time she quilts, reads, and watches Duke basketball games.

Zeynep Teymuroglu, Ph.D.

Zeynep Teymuroglu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Bush 114C

407.646.2648

Zeynep Teymuroglu earned her Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati. Her Ph.D. research was in applied and computational mathematics with an emphasis on mathematical biology. After graduation, she worked as an Associate Manager at the Research and Development department of a market research company. She also has her master's in mathematics with an emphasis on Financial Mathematics. Her research interests are mathematical biology, mathematical modeling, and financial mathematics. She teaches Calculus, Differential Equations, and Applied Mathematics courses.
Lixia Wang, Ph.D.

Lixia Wang, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Bush 114B

407-646-2495

Lixia Wang earned a Ph.D. in pure mathematics with a specialization in the history of mathematics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a M.S. in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics from Fudan University, a M.S. in Statistical Computing (Data Mining Tract) and a Graduate Certificate in SAS Data Mining from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in Computational Mathematics from Wuhan University. Her research interests include the history of mathematics and statistics, data analysis, and statistical modeling. She has over 20 years teaching experience. She loves working with students. Seeing her students grow and thrive is one of her greatest pleasures. Outside of the classroom, she likes travel, snow skiing and practicing Yoga.

Jay Yellen, Ph.D.

Jay Yellen, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Bush 373

407.646.2516

Jay Yellen earned his Ph.D. in mathematics (group theory) from Colorado State University. His interests include graph theory (he co-wrote two books) and operations research. He starts his day with J.S. Bach, listens to the blues and early jazz, takes part in math haiku contests with Mathematics Professor Mark Anderson, and loves going to art museums (ask him about 'Art with Jay').
Steve Zelenty

Steve Zelenty

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bush 163

407-646-2641

Steve Zelenty is a third-year Ph.D. student of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida.  He has earned his M.S. in Data Analytics at UCF, M.S. in Information Technology from UMUC, and B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.  His current area of research focuses on exploring the visualization of multi-modal data in Virtual Reality for analyzing 3D reconstructed environments in real time.  Outside the classroom, most of his spare time is spent with his young family playing games, swimming, and other activities.

Staff

Donata Nutter

Donata Nutter

Administrative Assistant

Bush 110

407.646.2432

Donata Nutter originally worked for Rollins from 1987-1994, first as Administrative Assistant for History and Political Science, and then as Executive Assistant to the Dean of Hamilton Holt School. While she pursued other career paths after leaving the college, she never stopped thinking about Rollins and wanting to return. She finally got her wish in October 2012, when she was hired by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Donata is thrilled to be back at Rollins!