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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Nathan Gossett

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

Areas of expertise

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 rende. . . read more.


Scott Brown

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

Areas of expertise

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 licensur. . . read more.

Patrice Conrath

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

Areas of expertise

Her 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 f. . . read more.

Eric Gossett

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science | gossett@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Areas of expertise

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.

Bill Kinney

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

Areas of expertise

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. . . read more.

Rebecca Seaberg

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science | rseaberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1981

Areas of expertise

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

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

Areas of expertise

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 Un. . . read more.

Brian Turnquist

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science | turnquist@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Areas of expertise

Turnquist has been at Bethel since 1997. His expertise is in Scientific Computing, especially applied in the field of neuroscience. He collaborates with numerous research groups in the U.S. and internationally developing techniques to measure sensation. He teaches both math and computer science. . . read more.

David Wetzell

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Math Placement Information

Testing Information for Course Placement

Helpful instructions on math testing for incoming and current students planning to take Precalculus, Calculus 1, or Math for Elementary Education 1.

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