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Sharon McCathern, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6617
Email: smccathern@apu.edu
My main love is teaching and specifically showing students the beauty and power of mathematics. I love to understand more and more about this part of God’s creation. My research interests lie in abstract algebra, specifically finite p-groups and associated Lie algebras. I hope to find ways to involve the undergraduate student body in these or other areas of research.

Education

  • B.A. Rice University
  • M.S., Ph.D. University of Chicago

Departments

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics and Physics

Expertise

  • Algebra
  • Finite Group Theory
  • Math Education
  • Mathematics

Courses Taught

  • MATH 110 – College Algebra
  • MATH 120 – Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 161 – Calculus I
  • MATH 162 – Calculus II
  • MATH 290 – Linear Algebra
  • MATH 390 – History of Mathematics and Number Theory
  • MATH 400 – Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 470 – Complex Analysis