Mathematics Major

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Mathematics is an intellectually challenging and dynamic field of study. Combined with a broad-based education, the study of mathematics offers students the opportunity to excel in a variety of fields including education, business, and science. The study of mathematics allows students to develop the ability to think precisely, communicate effectively, and apply themselves intellectually to the challenges of today’s society.

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Meet the Faculty

Mark Causapin

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Columbia University, New York
M.Phil., Columbia University, New York
M.A., Columbia University, New York
B.S., University of the Philippines, Diliman

Mark Causapin was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 2012 to 2016, serving as the chair of the department from 2013 to 2016. Before pursuing his Ph.D., he taught mathematics at Cathedral Preparatory High School Seminary in Queens, New York. He has also taught students in Hong Kong through the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth Summer Program. This is where mark met his wife Kathleen who will be teaching mathematics at St. Cecilia Academy.

Before pursuing a career in academia, he worked as an industrial engineer.

His research is on three areas: mathematical creativity and problem solving, statistics education, and mathematics instruction for students learning in a second language. He has presented work in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, and the UAE, and published in the Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia.

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