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Department of Mathematics and Physics
1801 Fayetteville St. Durham NC 27707

Department of Mathematics and Physics

The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers programs of study leading to Baccalaureate degrees in Mathematics and Physics. Academic programs allow considerable flexibility for the student (in consultation with an advisor) to work out a plan of study consistent with the student’s career objectives and interests. Programs can be tailored to provide preparation for graduate study, employment in industry or government, licensure for secondary school teaching, and a dual degree in physics and engineering with Duke University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Also available are a minor in either Mathematics or Physics and a two-year pre-engineering program. The Department also offers graduate programs in both Mathematics and Physics leading to the Master of Science degree.

Math Faculty

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Abraham, Solomon T.

Associate Professor

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Agbeve, Kossi A.

Adjunct Instructor

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Ahmed, Mohammad W.

Associate Professor

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PhD University of Houston 1999
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Arakelyan, Aren A.

Graduate Assistant

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Bondarev, Igor V.


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Igor V. Bondarev earned his MS (1989, Physics, with Honors) and PhD (1994, Theoretical Physics) degrees from the Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus. Dr. Bondarev earned his DSc degree (2001, Theoretical Solid State Physics) from the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk. (Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics is the Habilitation Degree which is normally awarded to less than one per cent of active former Soviet Union scientists having PhD.) In... (read more)
DSC National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus 2001
PhD Belarusian State University 1994
MS Belarusian State University 1989
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Bondareva, Olga


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Bradley, Tanina

Research Scientist / Adjunct Assistant Professor

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PhD North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2012
MS University of North Carolina, Charlotte 2006
BS North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2004
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Brown, Elecia

Adjunct Instructor

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Cradle, Vickie G.

Adjunct Instructor

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MS North Carolina Central University 2013
BS North Carolina Central University 2011
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Crowe, Benjamin J.

Associate Professor

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Nuclear Physicist
PhD Purdue University 1994
MS Purdue University 1990
BS Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 1987
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Drosdoff, David

Research Assistant Professor

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Gevorgyan, Hamest


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Gu, Xiaodong


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Hardy, Leon B.

Director, Test Prep Program

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Harrell, Cheri J.


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MA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1974
BA Fisk University 1973
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Huang, Guangming

Research Assistant Professor

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PhD Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics 2000
BA Northeastern University, China 1992
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Huang, Xinyu

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Huang joined in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at North Carolina Central University in August 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Kentucky in 2010. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Science in 2002 at Eastern Kentucky University and his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. His research interests include computer vision, image processing, computer graphics,... (read more)
PhD University of Kentucky 2010
MS Eastern Kentucky University 2002
BE Huazhong University of Science & Technology 1997
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Humphries, Peter J.

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Jackson, Caesar R.


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Johnson, Fredrick D.

Assistant Professor

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Johnson, Lillian D.

Administrative Support Assistant

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Kim, Donghyun

Assistant Professor

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PhD University of Texas at Dallas 2010
MS Hanyang University 2005
BS Hanyang University 2003
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Kwon, Sung-Sik

Associate Professor & Chair

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Landy, James A.

Adjunct Instructor

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Lewis, Melonie L.

Adjunct Instructor

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Melikyan, Hayk M.


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PhD Moscow State University 1985
MS Yerevan State University 1975
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Melnykova, Olena

Math Instructor

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MS North Carolina Central University 2002
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Naimark, Katherine

Visiting Lecturer

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Nimmo, James F.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Patterson, Thomas M.

Electronics Technician Il

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Popescu, Adrian

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Sangutei, Tonny


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Shtukar, Uladzimir

Assistant Professor

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Son, Junggab


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Tang, Yongan

Assistant Professor

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Townsend, Richard D.


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I am a native of Tennessee. I grew up in rural West Tennessee in a small town called Bethel Springs, Tennessee. I am the oldest of 6 children and the first in my family to receive a B.S., M.S., and ED.D degree. I began teaching at NCCU in 1983.
EDD North Carolina State University 2006
MS University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1982
BS University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1972
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Uma, Ravanasamudram N.

Associate Professor

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Urquhart, Ryan L.

Adjunct Instructor

PhD Virginia Tech 2002
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Weems, Kimberly

Associate Professor

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PhD University of Maryland, College Park 2000
MA University of Maryland, College Park 1997
BS Spelman College 1993
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Williams, Levern


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Wu, Marvin H.

Associate Professor

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PhD University of Pennsylvania 1995
BS Brown University 1988

Physics Faculty

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Dukic, Milan

Laboratory Technician

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Filikhin, Igor

Research Professor

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Ghosh, Debjani

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Grady, Clarrisa L.

Program Manager, DREAM STEM Project

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Clarrisa Grady, a native of Goldsboro, NC, graduated from North Carolina Central University with a B.S. degree in Political Science in 1986. Ms. Grady received her Master's of Public Administration from NCCU in 1995. Her concentration area is public policy. She has a certification in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and worked for ten years managing a national nonprofit organization where she began as Administrative Manager and held the position of Director of Operations during her... (read more)
MPA North Carolina Central University 1995
BA North Carolina Central University 1986
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Jones, Charles R.

Research Professor

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Kim, Kinney H.


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Markoff, Diane M.

Associate Professor

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Current research includes low-energy experimental nuclear and neutrino physics. Recent courses taught include the Language of Science general education curriculum course, Physics I and II for Scientists and Pre-Engineers, Laboratory I (mechanics), II (electricity and magnetism), III (modern physics), Modern Physics, Mathematical Methods, and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Degrees earned: Ph.D. in Physics, M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, B.S. in Engineering Physics, B.A. in Applied Mathematics.
PhD University of Washington 1998
MS University of California, Berkeley 1986
BS University of California, Berkeley 1983
BA University of California, Berkeley 1983
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Olaniyi, Olusola A.

Graduate Assistant Researcher

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Mr. Olusola Ademola Olaniyi was born and raised in Nigeria. He is a native of Iwo town in Osun State, Nigeria. He finished his high school education at Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria; and later attended his nation's premier University called the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria where he earned his B.S. Physics degree in 1998. He moved to the United States in the spring of 2001 to further his education. He earned MS. degrees in Mathematics & Physics from... (read more)
MS North Carolina Central University 2012
MS North Carolina Central University 2008
BS University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1998
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Roy, Biswadev

Research Professor

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MS University of Central Florida 2000
PhD Jadavpur University 1996
MS University of Roorkee 1986
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Suslov, Vladimir

Research Professor

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