Department Heads

Hiram Hadley

Head of the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, 1888-1892

Hiram Hadley (1833-1922)

A. M. (Honorary)

President of the Las Cruces College, 1888-1894
Vice President, University of New Mexico, 1894-1898
Territorial Superintendent of Instruction, 1905-1919 
Board of Regents, Las Cruces College

 

 

Clarence Hagerty

Head of the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, 1892-1924

Clarence Hagerty (1863-1931)

B. S., Notre Dame University (1890)
M.S., Notre Dame University (1895)

 

 

 

 

Ralph Pritchard

Head of the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, 1924-1927

Ralph Pritchard (1890-1962)

B.S., Central Normal College (1913)
A.B., Butler College (1923)

 

 

 

 

 

John Branson

Head of the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, 1927-1941 and 1946-1947

John Branson (1888-1957)

Ph.B., University of Chicago (1920)
M.S., Purdue University (1927)

Acting President of the New Mexico College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts, 1938-1946, 1949
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1940-1946
President of New Mexico College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts, 1949-1955

 

 

Walter Heinzman

Acting Head of the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, 1941-1946

Walter Heinzman (1902-?)

A.B., De Pauw University (1925)
M.S., New Mexico College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (1929)
M.A., University of Illinois (1931)

 

 

 

Earl Walden

Head of the Department of Mathematics, 1947-1961

Earl Walden (1899-1969)

A.B., Hendrix College (1922)
A.M., University of Colorado (1925)
Ph.D., University of Illinois (1934)

Dean of the Graduate School, 1956-1966

 

 

Ralph Crouch

Head of the Department of Mathematics, 1961-1966

Ralph Crouch (1923-1975)

B. S., Murray State Teachers College (1942)
M. S., University of Illinois (1946)
Ph.D., University of Kansas (1953)

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, 1966-1967

 

 

 

John Giever

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1966-1968

John Giever 

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Gaughan

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1968-1970 

Edward Gaughan 

Ph.D. University of Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Wisner

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1970-1972

Robert Wisner

B.S., University of Illinois (1948)
M.S., University of Illinois (1949)
Ph.D., University of Washington (1953)

 

 

 

 

John DePree

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1972-1979

John DePree

Ph.D., University of Washington

 

 

 

 

Carol Walker

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1979-1993

Carol Walker 

B.Mus.Ed., University of Colorado (1957)
M.S., New Mexico State University (1961)
Ph.D., New Mexico State University (1963)

Acting Assistant Dean of Graduate School, 1977
Acting Dean of Graduate School, Summer 1983
Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences and Director of Arts & Sciences Research Center, 1993-1996

 

 

Ray Mines

Acting Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Spring 1986

Ray Mines 

Ph.D., University of Washington (1965)

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Kurtz

Acting Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Spring 1983
Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1993-1998

Douglas Kurtz

Ph.D., Rutgers (1978)

 

 

 

 

Dick Bagby

Acting Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1998-1999

Richard Bagby 

B.A., Rice University (1962)
M.A., Rice University (1965)
Ph.D., Rice University (1968)

 

 

 

 

Dave Finston

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1999-2003

Dave Finston

B.A., University of Rochester (1976)
M.A. University of Rochester (1977)
Ph.D., University of California San Diego (1983)

 

 

 

Ross Staffeldt

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences 2003-2006

Ross Staffeld

B.A., Columbia University (1973)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1975)
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1977)

 

 

 

Pat Morandi

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2006-2010

Pat Morandi

B.A., California State University (1983)
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1988)

 

 

 

 

Joe Lakey

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2010-2018

Joe Lakey 

S.B. Mathematics, The University of Chicago (1986)
Ph.D. Mathematics, Universitiy of Maryland (1991)

 

 

 

 

Robert Smits

Acting Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2018

Robert Smits 

B.S. University of Nebraska (1988)
Ph.D. Purdue (1996)

 

 

 

 

Dante DeBlassie

Interim Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2018-2019

Dante DeBlassie

B.S. New Mexico State University (1980)
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)

 

 

 

John Harding

Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2019-present

John Harding 

B.S., McMaster University (1987) 
M.S., McMaster University (1988) 
Ph.D., McMaster University (1991)