Mathematics Details

Departmental Statement

The Department of Mathematics offers high quality programs within the context of a Christ-centered liberal arts education. The department has majors in Mathematics, as well as programs in pre-engineering and secondary teaching - and it promotes careful, deductive reasoning within these disciplines. Students are prepared for graduate school, and careers in teaching, business and government.

“I was immediately impressed with Dr. Brenneman’s style of teaching. Much more than merely what is on the syllabus is gained from his classes. For example, if at some point in the presentation of his material there is a mathematical question that arises naturally out of the considerations of the topic at hand, Dr. Brenneman is not shy to consider that question, even if he had not been prepared to talk about it. In this way, he invites the student to engage in genuine inquiry and not merely the recitation of formulae.” – David Penner (g’05)

Faculty Honors

Professor Brenneman has received the following awards:
  • May 1989, the Sears Roebuck “Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership” Award
  • July 1992, the Mathematical Association of America (Kansas Section) “Meritorious Service” Award
  • April 2003, the Mathematical Association of America (Kansas Section) “Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, in recognition of extraordinarily successful teaching”
  • May 2004, the Tabor College Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award

Career Opportunities

  • Actuarial science – insurance industry
  • Business – management and accounting
  • Engineering
  • Operations research – flow of raw materials, parts, finished products in a company
  • Software engineering
  • Statistics – pharmaceutical companies insurance industry, etc.
  • Teaching – secondary, college and university