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

Julie A. Anderson, M.S.
Lecturer, Computer Science
407.646.2681
Julie Anderson earned a M.S. in computer science at The Johns Hopkins University. She spent many years as a developer on mainframes, mid-range computers, PC's, and the web. For 15 years, she worked as an editor, writer, and columnist for computer publications. In 1999, she turned to teaching at the college level and is the co-author of Java Illuminated, An Active Learning Approach, Third Edition (Jones and Bartlett Learning). She also enjoys Scrabble and other word games.
Mark Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
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.
Lecturer, Mathematics
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.
Julie R. Carrington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Computer Science
407.646.2682
Julie Carrington completed her Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida in 1992. That was the same year she started teaching at Rollins, where she loves the opportunity to work closely with students in courses, in graph theory research, and in collaborative summer projects. Carrington also enjoys politics, traveling, working in stained glass, and long walks with her dog.
Daniel S. Myers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Daniel Myers earned a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research interests include analytic performance modeling, storage and file systems, queueing theory, and optimization.  He taught computer science courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. Dr. Myers also plays several musical instruments including old-time and bluegrass guitar and classical cello.
Gabrielle Rejniak, M.S.
Lecturer, Mathematics
407.628.6334
Gabrielle Rejniak earned her B.S. in computer science and M.S. in mathematics from the University of Central Florida, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation there as well. She has taught at Valencia College and the University of Central Florida. Her academic interests include Learning Centered Educational Models, most often employed at the undergraduate mathematical level. She is also a busy mother of two who loves to read and bake.
Jennifer Seitzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
407.646.2303
Jennifer Seitzer's passion lies in teaching and research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). She wrote her Ph.D. thesis in AI and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. She also did post-doctoral in Computer Networking at Purdue University. Her eclectic background as a classical pianist, computer programmer, and yoga instructor has helped expand her perception and consideration of intelligence. She has been teaching at the college level for 15 years and is most proud of her mentoring and direction of undergraduate research programs.
Zeynep Teymuroglu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
407.646.2659
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.
Richard Vitray, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair of Mathematics
407.646.2495
Rick Vitray earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Ohio State University. He plays basketball and soduko, reads Joseph Conrad, Dostoevski, and the New York Times, and listens to Branford Marsalis, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan (among others). In his spare time, he teaches mathematics and investigates questions in graph theory. He is also the Science Division Chair.
Jay Yellen, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
407.646.2516
Jay Yellen earned his Ph.D. in mathematics (group theory) from Colorado State University. His interests inlcude 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').

Staff

Donata Nutter
Administrative Assistant
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!

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. – 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.646.2432
407.646.2479
mathandcs@rollins.edu