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Sharon McCathern, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6617
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.


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


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Mathematics and Physics


  • 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

Office Hours

Monday 1:10-2:40p.m., Thurday 9:30-11:00am.m. and 12:50-2:15p.m.

Office Location

Segerstrom Science Center, Room 106, West Campus

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