Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

A mathematics degree from New Paltz accommodates both applied and theoretical interests, and provides exceptional preparation for future careers in law, medicine, education, insurance, and business.

Our small class sizes enable students to work closely with faculty and receive the personal attention that only a liberal arts education can offer. Recent research projects have included angular determinations in pentagons; software development for algebraic evolution; and modeling the success of protest groups, to name a few.

With major tracks in mathematics, adolescence education in mathematics, and elementary education in mathematics, our graduates go on to attend Ph.D. programs, work as financial analysts on Wall Street, secure positions at high-level companies like Microsoft, and teach mathematics in both public schools and the country's most prestigious universities.

New Paltz faculty and staff named 2022 SUNY Chancellor’s Awardees


Anca Rădulescu came to the College in 2014 and earned continuing appointment and promotion to associate professor of mathematics in 2020.

For 15 years, she has consistently published multiple papers per year in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Her work is noted by external referees for its broad broad scope and impact and her ability to cross disciplinary boundaries, open new lines of inquiry, and apply new or unusual tools and perspectives to challenging problems. That she maintains this scholarly output while also carrying a 3:3 teaching load and significant campus service contributions is all the more impressive.

Also noteworthy is that 12 of Rădulescu’s 38 published papers at the time of her nomination were co-authored with undergraduate students. She has shown unwavering commitment to supporting student researchers and helping them achieve the applied learning experiences that are so valued by graduate programs and employers across disciplines and professional fields.

Congratulations, Anca!