Andre Harmse, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering & Computer Science
Phone: (626) 815-6000 Ext. 6533
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André Harmse teaches a wide array of courses for both math majors and non math majors at various levels. He enjoys helping students explore and understand the applications and use of mathematics and statistics in real life through class assignments and service projects. At APU, he has worked with colleagues and students on research in combinatorial matrix theory.

Dr. Harmse studied enumerative combinatorics and completed his dissertation on permutation patterns at UC San Diego. While completing his doctorate at UC San Diego, he also taught mathematics part-time at Mesa Community College, including courses in discrete math, calculus, and linear algebra.

Dr. Harmse is an avid swimmer with the Competitive Tri-Swim Masters swim team in Covina. His hobbies also include bicycling and running, and the occasional triathalon. He enjoys spending time with his wife and little girl—exploring the outdoors, reading and cooking.


  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., University of California, San Diego
  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Academic Areas

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics and Physics
    • Department of Engineering and Computer Science


  • Combinatorics
  • Permutation Pattern Matching

Courses Taught

  • CS 240 – Discrete Structures
  • MATH 95 - Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 110 – College Algebra
  • MATH 130 - Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 151 – Applied Calculus I
  • MATH 152 – Applied Calculus II
  • MATH 161 – Calculus I
  • MATH 162 – Calculus II
  • MATH 280 – Discrete Mathematics and Proof
  • MATH 400 – Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 450 – Introduction to Real Analysis

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:20 - 10:20 AM

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