Mathematics and Science Department

Mathematics Programs

Welcome to Mathematics!

Mathematics is everywhere you look. It is the foundation of the science pyramid, describing all processes and phenomena in our world. Interested? Then, start your mathematics education here.

We offer a variety of math courses, from the developmental with support of in-class tutors and computer programs to Calculus I, II, III, and Differential Equations, providing the foundation for a four-year degree in mathematics, liberal arts and sciences, and prerequisites for many engineering technology courses. You will be trained to use the acquired knowledge for problem solving and logical and critical thinking skills.

Programs of Interest

Science Programs

Interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career? The Technologies Department offers several degree and certificate programs where you will learn critical technology, mathematics, and general education skills for transfer to a baccalaureate institution or for workforce employment in an entry-level technology position. Associate Degree Programs offered include:

  • Computer Science Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical, Laser, and Robotics Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Technology Studies

In addition, several specialty certificates such as Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) are also offered. Get your future STEM career started on the right track by enrolling in one of these programs in the Technologies Department at Three Rivers.

Programs of Interest

Faculty

Vandana Basu

B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutMathematics and Science Department Chemistry Lecturer
C170
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9429
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Michael Carta

B.A., M.S., University of DaytonMathematics and Science Department Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: C168
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9413

James Chadic

A.S., Three Rivers Community College; B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.S., Central Connecticut State UniversityMathematics and Science Department Mathematics Lecturer
C132
Faculty Office Hours by appointment. Please contact faculty member.
(860) 215-9425
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June Decker

A.B., Harvard College; M.S., University of ConnecticutMathematics and Science Department Professor of Mathematics
Office: C124
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9420
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William Dopirak Jr.

A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A. Central Connecticut State UniversityMathematics and Science Department Professor of Natural Sciences
Office: C130
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9424
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Elizabeth M Godwin

B.A., B.S., Miami University; M.A., Central Connecticut State UniversityMathematics and Science Department Instructor of Mathematics
Office: C206
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9452

Brian Kennedy

B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., State University of New YorkMathematics and Science Department Professor of Mathematics
Office: C156
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9441
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Diba A Khan-Bureau

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutMathematics and Science Department Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering Technology
Office: C264
Faculty Office Hours by appointment. Please contact faculty member.
(860) 215-9443

Kelly Molkenthin

B.S., Fairfield University; M.S., Ph.D.,University of Rhode IslandMathematics and Science Department Full-Time Instructor of Mathematics
Office: C234
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9455
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Robert B Niedbala

B.S., Lowell Technological Institute; M.S., Trinity CollegeMathematics and Science Department Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Office: C224
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9458
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Donald D Pascal Jr.

M.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Ecology and SystematicsMathematics and Science Department Full-time Lecturer of Chemistry
Office: C150
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9461
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Nicola H Ricker

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. University of New HavenMathematics and Science Department Assistant Professor of Science
Office: C270
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9474
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Leslie J Samuelson

B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.S., San Diego State UniversityMathematics and Science Department Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Office: C238
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9467
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Sarah B Selke

B.S., Bates College; Ph.D., University of FloridaMathematics and Science Department Professor of Biology
Office: C214
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9470
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Roxanne N Tisch

B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode IslandMathematics and Science Department Department Chair & Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: C248
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9480

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Roxanne N Tisch
(860) 215-9480
Room C248