Mathematics Overview

The Mathematics program will prepare you to serve in the marketplace in a wide range of fields including business, education, science, and engineering. In addition to developing strong logical, analytical, and computational skills, the program seeks to model Christian maturity and to guide students as they discover the glory of God in mathematics.

“Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase by 22 percent during the 2008–18 decade, which is much faster than average for all occupations. Advancements in technology usually lead to expanding applications of mathematics, and more workers with knowledge of mathematics will be required in the future…. Many mathematicians also are involved in financial analysis and in life sciences research.”
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Teaching at the secondary school level is also a typical career path for mathematicians; school districts highly value educators with a single subject teaching credential in mathematics. The Math program at WJU can easily be coupled with a credential to allow you to teach Math in the public or private setting.


  • Logical, analytical, and computational skill development
  • Small class sizes
  • Capstone course
  • Christ-centered, faith based courses
  • Personalized advising
  • WASC Accredited

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Computer science and software development
  • Education
  • Business/Financial analysis
  • Life science research
  • Operations research
  • Physics
  • Engineering

Math Tutoring

The following list of private fee based tutors is provided as a service for students, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation by the William Jessup University Mathematics Department. Check with each individual tutor for their prices, qualifications and style of tutoring. If you are a math major or minor and wish to be listed as a private tutor please contact Bradley Wagner.

Name Phone Email Topics
Moriah Chace 931-933-0478 moriah.chace [at] jessup [dot] edu Arithmetic to Calculus 1
Maryn Spangler 530-531-5402 maryn.spangler [at] jessup [dot] edu Math through Calculus 1
Jonathan Burris 916-719-6513 jonathan.burris [at] jessup [dot] edu Arithmetic to Calculus 3
John Greco 408-505-6270 john.greco [at] jessup [dot] edu All Levels
Kyle Parrott 916-990-8196 kyle.parrott [at] jessup [dot] edu Up to Calc 2
Elyssa Kohnke 916-955-2374 elyssa.kohnke [at] jessup [dot] edu Arithmetic to Differential Equations/Linear Algebra

Learning Outcomes

  • Think logically and analytically.
  • Demonstrate problem statement and solution proficiency.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematics in both written and verbal form.
  • Apply mathematics to other disciplines.
  • Be prepared for graduate study and employment in mathematics.
  • Integrate mathematics into a Christian worldview.
Featured Faculty
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
I love the friendly atmosphere and Christ-centered focus. The small classes give me an opportunity to get to know my students and have a greater impact on their lives.
Mathematics Faculty
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Chair Division of Natural and Applied Sciences, Chair - Biology Department,