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# Department Chair

### Nathan Gossett

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Department Chair | gosnat@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Gossett coaches Bethel's COMAP math team, which competes annually in the International Mathematical Modeling Competition, as well as Bethels ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition teams. His academic publications include works on information visualization, non-photorealistic rendering, tree modeling and rendering, and outdoor laser scanning applications.

# Faculty

### Carl Albing

Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science | carl-albing@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Dr. Albing brings a wealth of real-world experience to his teaching, having developed software at companies large and small, across a variety of industries, including software for some of the fastest computers in the world. He has recently moved from industry into academia, first as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Naval Academy, then as Research Professor in the Data Science and Analytics Group at the Naval Postgraduate School, and is excited to be teaching at Bethel.. . . read more.

### Tanner Auch

Associate Professor of Mathematics | tanner-auch@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. Auch received his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been an assistant professor at Oklahoma Baptist University and prior to that was a graduate teaching assistant for 5 years and a teacher at Vacaville Christian Schools in California for 4 years. He received awards for his teaching in 2009 and in 2012. In 2013, he was named a Project NExT Fellow by the Mathe. . . read more.

### Scott Brown

Professor of Mathematics Education Emeritus | sbrown@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Brown has years of practical classroom experience as a mathematics teacher in the public schools of Cody, Wyoming. He teaches a wide range of courses in both mathematics and education and oversees Bethel's 5-8 and 5-12 math education programs, ensuring compliance with Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

### Blake Burgstahler

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics | b-burgstahler@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2023

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

### Patrice Conrath

Associate Professor of Mathematics Emerita | conrath@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Conrath's operations research course at Bethel includes an extensive real-world modeling study carried out by her students, such as simulation modeling of Bethel's financial aid office and dining center. Conrath manages the department's placement testing as well as the hiring and training of tutors for the Math Lab. She also serves as the undergraduate Director of Advising.

### Eric Gossett

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Emeritus | gossett@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1978

Gossett pioneered the use of Mathematica within the curriculum and published the textbook Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Second Edition. He developed Bethel's first generation of web services and is the faculty sponsor of the Bethel Anime Club.

### Foster Graif

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education | f-graif@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Dr. Graif is joining the Math and Computer Science Department to oversee Bethel's 5-8 and 5-12 math education programs. He will also oversee the MathLab tutoring center.

### (Lily) Xiaoqing Huang

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics | xih27523@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Exerciser: I jog almost every morning. I also practice yoga, Zumba, swimming, and simple ballet. Learner: I love to learn and experience new things.

### Grace Jang

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics | g-jang@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2022

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

### William Kinney

Professor of Mathematics | bkinney@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Kinney teaches the complete range of mathematics courses. His most recent sabbatical project focused on actuarial math. Kinney's research is in dynamical systems, and he is working with the qualitative theory of differential equations, making geometric assumptions and then proving the existence of certain kinds of solutions.

### Rebecca Seaberg

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Emerita | rseaberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

With experience teaching junior and senior high mathematics, Seaberg teaches a variety of math courses, including those that train elementary math teachers and the general education math courses. She has also supervised Bethel's senior math education.

### Deborah Thomas

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science | thodeb@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Thomas focuses her research in the field of biometrics, specifically automatic face recognition from poor quality video. Her papers include approaches for multiframe face recognition using video data and pose handling for improved face recognition. Most recently, she taught at Eastern Oregon University in the department of Computer Science and Multimedia and worked with students on object size estimation using multiple images.

### David Wetzell

Associate Professor of Mathematics Emeritus | wetzell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Wetzell specializes in probability and statistics. He advises students on careers in actuarial science, and was active in developing calculus reform materials and extending that approach into the sophomore year in the multivariable calculus and differential equations courses.

### Glen Wiebe

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Emeritus | wiebe@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Emeritus

### Steven Yackel

Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science | yacste@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science

### Jed Yang

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science | jed-yang@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Professor Yang teaches within the Math and Computer Science department.