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 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.
Julie R. Carrington, Ph.D.

Julie R. Carrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Bush 163

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 dogs.
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. 
Dan S. Myers, Ph.D.

Dan S. Myers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Bush 263

407.646.2146

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.
Gabrielle Rejniak, M.S.

Gabrielle Rejniak, M.S.

Lecturer, Mathematics

Bush 169

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.
Valerie Summet, Ph.D.

Valerie Summet, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 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 and Chair of Mathematics

Bush 114C

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.

Richard Vitray, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Bush 114B

407.646.2495

Rick Vitray earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Ohio State University. He plays basketball and soduko, reads Joseph Conrad, Dostoyevsky, 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.
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').

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!

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