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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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Adhikari, Chandra M.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Chandra Mani Adhikari was born in a small village of Lamjung district of Nepal. After completing his high school in his hometown (Bharte), he moved to Pokhara city, where he completed his Bachelor's degree in Science with Physics major and Chemistry and Mathematics minors from Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara of Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2008. He received the merit-based scholarship while studying his Bachelor's degree. He then moved to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, and enrolled in... (read more)
PhD University of Missouri, Rolla 2017
MS University of Missouri, Rolla 2015
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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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Armwood, Demetrice

Administrative Support Associate

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MED Strayer University 2011
BAS Mount Olive College 2004
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Bamigbade, Christiana

Adjunct Professor

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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 awarded to less than one per cent of active former Soviet Union scientists having PhD.) In 1989-2005, Dr. Bondarev... (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

3+2 Program Advisor / 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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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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Dukic, Milan

Laboratory Technician

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Elliot, Erin

Research Technician

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Filikhin, Igor

Research Professor

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Gevorgyan, Hamest


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Ghosh, Debjani

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Grady, Clarrisa L.

Program Coordinator, DREAM STEM Project

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MPA North Carolina Central University 1995
BA North Carolina Central University 1986
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Hardy, Leon B.

Director, Test Prep Program

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Jackson, Caesar R.


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Johnson, Fredrick D.

Interim Chair

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Johnson, Garrett

Assistant Professor

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Jones, Charles R.

Research Professor

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Kim, Kinney H.


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Kwon, Sung-Sik

Associate Professor

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Lewis, Melonie L.

Adjunct Instructor

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Markoff, Diane M.


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Recent courses taught include Fundamentals of Physics I and II for Scientists and Pre-Engineers, Laboratory I (mechanics) and II (electricity and magnetism), Advanced Lab I (modern physics), Modern Physics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.

Degrees earned: Ph.D. in Physics (Nuclear Physics), M.S. in Nuclear Engineering (Reactor Analysis), B.S. in Engineering Physics (Nuclear Engineering), 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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Melikyan, Hayk M.


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PhD Moscow State University 1985
MS Yerevan State University 1975
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Melikyan, Melik

Adjunct Instructor

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MS North Carolina Central University 2014
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Melnykova, Olena

Math Instructor

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MS North Carolina Central University 2002
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Milledge, Gaolin Z.

Associate Professor

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Nimmo, James F.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Robinson, Quentin

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2018
BS Hampton University 2011
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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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Sangutei, Tonny


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Seo, Pil-Neyo

Adjunct Instructor

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Shoaf, James M.


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PhD North Carolina State University 1975
MA North Carolina State University 1972
BS Pfeiffer University 1970
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Smith, Laura B.

Program Coordinator

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Suslov, Vladimir

Research Professor

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Tang, Yongan

Assistant Professor

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Tokuta, Alade O.


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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.


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Urquhart, Ryan L.


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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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Wu, Marvin H.

Associate Professor

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PhD University of Pennsylvania 1995
BS Brown University 1988

Physics Faculty