Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics & Computer Science

Department Overview
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
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.

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Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.A., Rowan University; B.A., Trenton State College

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, ACCCESS Fellow, 2010-2012 

Area of Expertise
Developmental Math and Statistics
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Professor

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

Area of Expertise
Differential Equations and Econometrics
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Assistant Professor

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.

Area of Expertise
Interconnection Networks for Massively Parallel Computer, Parallel Computing

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Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Area of Expertise
Introduction to Programming, Databases
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Associate Professor of Mathematics

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., in Pure & Applied Mathematics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S., University of North Dakota

Area of Expertise
Mathematical Biology: Dynamical Systems and Bifurcations
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Instructor

Academic degrees achieved: Master's in Mathematics, University of Virginia

Area of Expertise
Mathematics
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Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.S., Mathematics, Montclair State University; B.A., Drew University

Area of Expertise
Mathematics
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Instructor

Academic degrees achieved:
M.S., Mathematics, G.N.D. University, India
M.Phil., Applied Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, India
B.Ed., Mathematics and Science, Jammu University, India
Mathematics Education Courses, McGill University, Canada

Awards, research & grants:
• Dean's List
• Gold Medalist (Valedictorian)
• Awarded various scholarships
• Co-author of a book on Mental Math (Vedic Math)

Area of Expertise
Mathematics
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Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.S.,
Ed.M., Rutgers University; M.A., Western Connecticut State University; B.A., SUNY Albany; A.A., Dutchess Community College

Area of Expertise
Mathematics
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Professor          

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)  

Area of Expertise
In-class Math Instructor
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Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.D., Rutgers University; M.S., Northeastern University; B.A., University of Massachusetts
           

Area of Expertise
Mathematics
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Professor
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

Area of Expertise
Post-secondary mathematics educational statistical analysis
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Assistant professor, Math and Computer Science Department

Academic Degrees Achieved:  MS, BS in electrical engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Published three Computer/Networking textbooks with Prentice Hall
  • Over 4 years of professional experience with industry leaders such as IBM Research Center, Philips Laboratories and kearfott Navigation Corp
  • Earned several professional industry certifications such as CCNA, CCNA Security, CCAI, MCITP, A+, Network+, Security+ and CNE
Area of Expertise
Networking and Cybersecurity
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Assistant Professor

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 

Area of Expertise
Mathematics Instruction
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Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.S., B.S., Maharaja Sayajirao University, India

Area of Expertise
Developmental Math Education
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Assistant Professor

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).

Area of Expertise
Computer Science
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Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.A.T., The College of New Jersey; M.S., B.A., Rutgers University

Area of Expertise
Mathematics, Statistics
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Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., Bellevue University; B.S., The College of Staten Island

Area of Expertise
Programming Languages, Unix Shell, Analysis and design
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Raritan Valley Community College online courses, as well as face-to-face classes, are taught by accomplished adjunct and full-time faculty.

Cheryl Allen-Munley    Cheryl.allen-munley@raritanval.edu
M.B.A., Columbia University School of General Studies
PHD, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Christina Bajak     cbajak@raritanval.edu
B.A., Mathematics, Rutgers College 
M.A. Computer Information Science, LaSalle University

Banmali Banerjee    Banmali.banerjee@raritanval.edu
M.B.A., Oklahoma City University
E.D.D., Montclair State University

Barbara Hood Benz     barbara.benz@raritanval.edu
B.S. Computer Science, Douglass College
M.B.A., Management of Technological Innovation, Rutgers Graduate School of Business

Howard Beroff   hberoff@raritanval.edu
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

William J. Bielen   wbielen@raritanval.edu
B.A. Mathematics, St. Peter's University
M.S. Mathematics, Purdue University

Joel Bleah Joel.bleah@raritanval.edu
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology

Kristen Bradley Kristen.bradley@raritanval.edu
B.A., M.E.D., Rutgers University

Bonnie Brooks  Bonnie.brooks@raritanval.edu
B.A, M.S., Rutgers University

Gregory Bullock  Gregory.bullock@raritanval.edu
M.S., Chemistry, Seton Hall University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Seton Hall University

Joseph Campagnolo  Joseph.campagnolo@raritanval.edu
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas A & M University

Alice Catalan   alice.catalan@raritanval.edu
M.Ed., B.S., Rutgers University

Ravi Chandran, Ph.D   rchandra@raritanval.edu
Ph.D, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

James Coletta        James.Coletta@raritanval.edu
B.A., Montclair State College MA Montclair State College

Beth D'Elia        Elizabeth.Delia@raritanval.edu
M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S.E.E., University of Florida

Hazim Fanik  Hazim.fanik@raritanval.edu
B.S., Actuarial Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., Applied Mathematics, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Pure & Applied Mathematics, Stevens Institute of Technology

Shatha Findakly    sfindakl@raritanval.edu
B.S., M.S. Industrial Engineering, University Of Technology, Iraq

Anshu Gandotra Anshu.gandotra@raritanval.edu
M.S., University of Saint Thomas
Justin Gold Justin.gold@raritanval.edu
B.S., M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

Nandita Goel Nandita.goel@raritanval.edu
M.S., Mathematics, G.N.D. University
M.Phil., Applied Mathematics, Kurukshetra University
B.Ed., Mathematics and Science, Jammu University; Mathematics Education Courses, McGill University

Justin Gold   Justin.gold@raritanval.edu
B.S., M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

Kalwant Grewal  Kalwant.grewal@raritanval.edu
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College
M.S.,Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas

Dan F Haddad   dhaddad@raritanval.edu
M.S. Physics, Lebanese University, Beirut Lebanon
M.S.C.S., Computer Sciences. West Coast University of California

Virginia Hoffart   vhoffart@raritanval.edu
Masters, Math Education, Rutgers University

Laurell Johnson  Laurell.johnson@raritanval.edu
B.A., Mathematics, Rutgers University
M.S., Applied Statistics, Teachers College Columbia University
Ed.D., College Teaching Statistics, Teachers College Columbia University

Barbara Hood Benz     barbara.benz@raritanval.edu
B.S. Computer Science, Douglass College
M.B.A., Management of Technological Innovation, Rutgers Graduate School of Business

Kathleen Kolb     kkolb@raritanval.edu
B.S., Mathematics, Fairfield University
M.S., Mathematics, Montclair State University

Michael Kovarik  Michael.kovarik@raritanval.edu
M.A., Rutgers University

Anil Kumar Anil.kumar@raritanval.edu
M.B.A., Finance, St. John’s University

Steve Kuritz      Stephen.Kuritz@raritanval.edu
PhD., The University of Michigan 
M.S., UCLA 
B.S., Albright College 

Denise Lopes      denise.lopes@raritanval.edu
B.S. Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick  
M.S. Mathematics Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Elissa P. Matthews   ematthew@raritanval.edu
M.S., B.S., Union College

Joseph Meiman  Joseph.meiman@raritanval.edu
B.A., LeMoyne College
M.S., Purdue University

Kyle Mesce Kyle.mesce@raritanval.edu
B.A., College of New Jersey
M.S. Stevens Institute of Technology

Fred R. Moench, Jr.    fmoench@raritanval.edu
B.A. & B.S.E.E.,  Rutgers University  
M.S.E.E., Stevens Institute of Technology

Randie Mondoro   Randie.Mondoro@raritanval.edu
M.S., The Chubb Institute
B.B.A., University of Massachusetts

Aninda Mookerjee     Aninda.Mookerjee@raritanval.edu
M.S.Computer Science, Villanova University, PA 

Frederick Morehouse Frederick.morehouse@raritanval.edu
B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Moayad Haddad Moayad.haddad@raritanval.edu
B.S., Mathematics, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Iraq
M.S., Industrial Mathematics, Aston University U.K.

William K Murphy      wmurphy@raritanval.edu
B.S., Seton Hall University
M.A., Kean University

Sudha Nair Sudha.nair@raritanval.edu
M.S., Ravishankar University
M.S., Illinois State University

Puliyur Narayanan  Puliyur.narayanan@raritanval.edu
M.S., Florida Atlantic University

Michael A, Natalicchio     michael.natalicchio@raritanval.edu
B.S. Mech. Engg., Rutgers University
Master of Eng., Stevens Institute of Technology

Cheryl Riehl  Cheryl.riehl@raritanval.edu
B.S., Mathematics, Ohio State University
M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College

Richard Schroeder  Richard.schroeder@raritanval.edu
M.S., Lehigh University
M.B.A., New York University

Brett Schwarzenbek   Brett.Schwarzenbek@raritanval.edu
M.S., Kean University
B.A., B.S., Rider University

Katarzyna Sieminska  Katarzyna.sieminska@raritanval.edu
B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Montclair State University

Sule Simsek-Tabanli    Sule.simsek@raritanval.edu
PhD. Philosophy, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 
M.S. Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 
B.S. Computer Science, Istanbul University, Turkey

Stephen Stoll   Stephen.stoll@raritanval.edu
M.B.A,. Seton Hall University        
B.S., Ohio State University

Richard Sumliner   rsumline@raritanval.edu
B.S. Mathematics, SUNY @ Stony Brook 
M.S. Mathematics Education, SUNY @ Albany

Lakshmi Sowjanya Uppuganti  Lakshmi.uppuganti@raritanval.edu
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Richard Sumliner   rsumline@raritanval.edu
B.S. Mathematics, SUNY @ Stony Brook
M.S. Mathematics Education, SUNY @ Albany

Prasant Tangirala
M.B.A., F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
M.S., Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
B.S., Instrumentation Engineering, Bangalore University, India

Anthony Thompson    Anthony.thompson@raritanval.edu
M.S., Computer Science, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
M.B.A., Rutgers University Graduate School of Management

Ken Thompson   kthompso@raritanval.edu
B.A., Newark State College
M.A., Kean College

Andrew Vasquez Andrew.vasquez@raritanval.edu
M.E.D., Rutgers University

Thomas Vass  Thomas.vass@raritanval.edu
B.S., Engineering, Rutgers University
M.E., Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Terry M. Voldase   tvoldase@att.net
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, Walden University (In-progress)
M.S., B.S.,  New Jersey Institute of Technology

Vanja Vlajnic  Vanja.vlajnic@raritanval.edu
B.A., Rutgers University
M.S., Seton Hall University

Williamson Vreeland  wvreeelan@raritanval.edu
B.S.M.E., Lehigh University
M.B.A., New York University

Andrew R. Wagner  awagner@raritanvL.edu
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 
M.B.A. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Statistics, Rutgers University 
Ph.D. (All but dissertation), Statistics, Rutgers University

Laurie Wallmark   laurie.wallmark@raritanval.edu
M.S., Goddard College
B.A., Princeton University

David Weiss  g00239136@raritanval.edu
M.S. Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University 
B.S. Mathematics, Queens College, City University of New York 

Charles Wong  cwong@raritanval.edu
Bachelor of Engineering, New York University
Master of Engineering, University of Detroit
Master of Science, University of Pennsylvania

William P Woodall   william.woodall@raritanval.edu
30+ Years of Experience in Computer Software/Hardware  
Served as Technical Editor, McGraw-Hill Computing That Works Book Series (5 Volumes)  
Served as Technical Editor, McGraw-Hill Personal Computer Programmer's Encyclopedia  
Served as Technical Consultant, The Computer Journal, 1989-1992  
Various Multimedia Productions including the award-winning 1994-95 RVCC Annual Report CDROM, 2006 A Day with theStrasburg Railroad  Computing Facilities Infrastructure (hardware, power, networking, wiring, energy, remote management)  
Languages: CGI/PERL, TCL, PHP, Python, SQL, PowerBasic, Assembler, C, Pascal, Java, etc. 

Linda J Yang    Linda.Yang@raritanval.edu
M.S., Bellevue University (In-progress)
B.S., The College of Staten Island

John Young  John.young@raritanval.edu
M.S., PHD., Stanford University

Special Galileo Scholarships are available for mathematics majors. The Scholarships are awarded to students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs, who qualify based on their academic success. Scholars receive many benefits including opportunities to:
  • Seamlessly transfer to partnering institutions of higher education
  • Explore career possibilities in their chosen STEM discipline
  • Receive advice and academic support from faculty in their discipline area
  • Participate in many STEM-related activities on campus

Learn more about the Galileo scholarship and other scholarship opportunities

Special Mathematics Awards:

Siham Alfred Math Award honors the graduating mathematics major earning the highest GPA in the major while demonstrating commitment to the RVCC community.

Vince Bodino Math Achievement Award honors the graduating mathematics, computer science or engineering major who started in a developmental math course and ended excelling in calculus.

Career Coach – Learn more about career opportunities in mathematics.

Enhance your passion for mathematics by joining the Math Club.

Useful links:
Minimum Math Requirements for RVCC Degree Programs
Math Curriculum Flowchart 2017-18
Developmental & Credit Courses

Contact Information:
Lori Austin
lori.austin@raritanval.edu
908-526-1200 x8576

Taking online community college classes offers you the flexibility and convenience to fit college into your schedule. You have an opportunity to interact with instructors and fellow students online. RVCC offers special online course orientations to help you to prepare for studying virtually and to show you how to make the most of the educational experience.

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