Building Foundations for Success
No matter what your skill level, the Mathematics Department is here to help you master your skills and build the foundation for success in college and beyond. The Department offers opportunities for students of all abilities and majors, starting with review classes boosting basic math skills, through the calculus sequence and beyond. We even have honors level mathematic courses.
For some, mastering the basic concepts of mathematics required of all College graduates can be a challenge. For others, mathematics is a rigorous and stimulating intellectual exercise that tests analytical skills and can lead to great discoveries and innovation. Our dedicated and supportive faculty members are committed to providing you with the highest quality of instruction, regardless of your ability or career goals.
The Mathematics Department offers classes to fulfill mathematics requirements for all degree and certificate programs offered at the College. We also offer developmental mathematics courses for anyone who needs assistance in improving basic mathematics skills in order to successfully progress into a chosen major.
Our math majors have continued their education at such prestigious colleges and universities as Cornell University, Harvard University, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University College of Engineering and School of Business.
Building Foundations for Success
Lori Ann Austin, Department ChairRead More
Boualem BendjilaliRead More
Khadidja BendjilaliRead More
Stephen T. BrowerRead More
Youngjun ChoiRead More
Frank ForteRead More
Cynthia GeoffroyRead More
Rosemarie Sangirardi GoriniRead More
Lance HemlowRead More
Patti HulsenRead More
Tomas KovarikRead More
Lynne E. KowskiRead More
Nemanja NikitovicRead More
Aditi PatelRead More
Ashlee Pieris-GunatilakaRead More
George M. SolimanRead More
Tatyana StepanovaRead More
Nora S. ThornberRead More
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Rowan University; B.A., Trenton State College
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, ACCCESS Fellow, 2010-2012
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Economics, University of Cincinnati; M.S., Mathematics, University of Cincinnati; M.A., in Economics, University of Kansas; Master in Probability Statistics, University of Algiers; B.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Algiers
I have published several papers in well-known journals .These are some :
1. B. Bendjilali and F. Belkhouche “Dynamic Collision Risk Modeling Under Uncertainty” Robotica , Vol. 31 , No. 04 June 2013, pp- 525-537
2. B. Bendjilali and F. Benkhouche “Reactive Path Planning For 3D Autonomous Vehicles” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Vol. 20, No.1 January 2012
3. B. Bendjilali "An Intra Trade Econometric Model for OIC Member Countries: A Cross- Country Analysis." Islamic Development Bank, Islamic research and Training Institute, Research Paper No. 55, 2000
4. B. Bendjilali “On the Instability of the Edge worth Process" Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Vol. 169, No. 1, September 1992, U.S.A.
5. B. Bendjilali “On the Existence of a Non-Trivial Spherically Symmetric Solutions of Simple Bio-economic Reaction Diffusion Equation Model" Scientific Bulletin of the Faculty of Engineering Vol.26, No. , March 1991
6. B. Bendjilali and M. Konswa “Conductivity of Random Trees and the Existence of Infinite Conducting Components Percolation Model" Egyptian Statistical Journal, Cairo University, Vol. 35, No: 2, 1991
7. A. Leung and B. Bendjilali “N. Species Competition for a Spatially Heterogeneous Prey with Neumann Boundary conditions: Steady States and Stability" SIAM Journal On Applied Mathematics Vol. 46, 1986
8. B. Bendjilali “On the Stability of a Retarded Functional Differential Equation Edge worth Process" Journal of Applicable Analysis Vol. 36, February 1990, U.S.A.
9. A. Leung and B. Bendjilali “N. Species Competition for a Spatially Heterogeneous Prey with Neumann Boundary conditions: Steady States and Stability" SIAM Journal On Applied Mathematics Vol. 46, 1986
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem
Awards, Research & Grants: Leadership Award in Computer Science, May 2001. M. D. Wagh and Khadidja Bendjilali, "Algebraic Models for the Cube Connected Cycles and Shuffle Exchange Graphs", Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on High Performance Computing and Communications, pp. 51--57, Sept 2-4, Banff, AL, Canada, 2011. M. D. Wagh and Khadidja Bendjilali, "Conquering Edge Faults in Butterfly with Automorphisms", Proc. of Int. Conf. on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Comp. Sc., pp. 57--64, July 12-14, Orlando,FL, 2010. M. D. Wagh and Khadidja Bendjilali, "Butterfly Automorphisms and Edge Faults", Proc. of Int. Symp. on Parallel and Distributed Computing, pp. 33--40, July 7-9, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Candidate in Mathematics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S., University of North Dakota
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., Mathematics, Montclair State University; B.A., Drew University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Developmental Education Certification, Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University; M.S., University of South Carolina; B.S., Westfield State College;
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Montclair State College
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.S., Ed.M., Rutgers University; M.A., Western Connecticut State University; B.A., SUNY Albany; A.A., Dutchess Community College
Academic Degrees Achieved: Post-graduate coursework, Seton Hall University and Rutgers University; M.S., Seton Hall University; B.S., Saint Peter's University
Sabbatical: Math CEP (Spring 2016); Princeton University Mid-Career Fellowship (2012-2013); Principal Investigator (coordinator) for NSF CSEMS grant (2003 – 2006), and NSF S-STEM grant (2006 – 2008) to provide additional funding for Galileo Scholars Program; Co-created / coordinated the Galileo Scholars Program (2001-2008, and 2014-present); Site Coordinator at RVCC for Eisenhower Grant for Collaboration with middle school and high school teachers (1997 – 2003); Outstanding Citizen of Somerset County in Education (1999)
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.D., Rutgers University; M.S., Northeastern University; B.A., University of Massachusetts
Co-Director of the Honors College
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Ed.M., M.S., B.S. Rutgers University
Faculty research grant/sabbatical/dissertation: Rising to the Challenge: Post-secondary Developmental Mathematics and College Success Faculty research grant/sabbatical: Assessing Quantitative Literacy for Raritan Valley CC Students and Analyzing its Correlation to Success in Non-Mathematics Courses
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., NJIT; B.S., Montclair State University; A.S., Mathematics, Raritan Valley Community College; A.S., Engineering, Raritan Valley Community College
SCCDC Education Award, 2014; Outstanding Club Adviser, 2013, 2014, 2015
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., B.S., Maharaja Sayajirao University, India
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.Sc., M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.S., Columbia University; B.S., Westminster University
Publications: A software for the shear design of rectangular reinforced concrete beams, presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Mid Atlantic Section Annual Meeting, April 07 at Newark, NJ,(Using Visual Basic programming language). A computer program for Analysis and Design of Wide Flange columns using ASD and LRFD Design criteria, presented at the American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Annual Meeting, April 99 at Erie, PA,(Using Visual Basic programming language). Inflation in Construction as a Bidding Factor, presented at the annual conference of the Associated Schools of Construction in April 96 at Atlantic City, N.J. (Using C++ programming language). Practical computer software for the Matrix Effectiveness Review Technique which is used as a tool for Construction Management, presented at the annual conference of the Associated Schools of Construction in April 95 at Atlantic City, N.J. (Using C++ programming language).
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A.T., The College of New Jersey; M.S., B.A., Rutgers University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., M.S., Kharkov State University of Radioelectronics
Awards: “In Grateful Appreciation of Multi-Year Dedicated Service to GSUMC” by MAA-NJ/GSUMG Directors; “Certificate in recognition of 5 Years of dedicated service” by the RVCC College President.
Publications: 15 scientific papers and 2 textbooks.
Recent Researches: I conduct a study of dynamic interrelationship among personality, motivation, emotions and cognition in application to multimedia mathematics teaching. I presented my researches on “Method and System to Manage Cognitive Load in Online Mathematics Courses” at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' (IJAS) Conference at Harvard University. My paper on "Adaptive Multimedia System for Online Mathematics Courses: Cognitive Approach" had been published in the International Journal of Arts & Sciences. Also I presented on “Method of Presentation of Educational Information for Distance Learning, Online, Hybrid and Tele-courses” at the 3rd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics (IMSCI). The abstract had been published in IMSCI Proceedings. Currently I am working on application of iPad and iPhone to interactive math education.
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; B.A., University of California