Home Page for

James Madison University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Associate Professor

Elizabeth Theta Brown, PhD

contact courses SUMS advising other


Spring 2014 Office Hours:

Tuesday: 2:00-3:15 pm , 5- 5:30 pm,

NOTE: Tuesday February 4 the 2 pm office hour is abridged to 2-2:45

Wednesday: 12:20-1:10 pm, and by appointment,

in Roop 122 (inside of Roop 119)

E-mail: brownet (at) jmu (dot) edu, Office phone: 540 568 8763


MATH 410: Advanced Calculus I

MATH 237: Calculus III

SUMS: Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference

Save the date: SUMS X tentatively scheduled for October 4, 2014

ADVISING: First Year Advising Blog

EXCELLENT PAPERS (and a novel):

You and Your Research, by R. Hamming (for present and future mathematicians)

Shakespeare in the Bush, by L. Bohannan (for everyone)

Crackpot Index, by J. Baez, (for everyone)

How to write consistently boring scientific literature, by K. Sand-Jensen (for everyone who write or reads scientific literature)

Microcosmographia Academica, by H. M. Cornford (all faculty)

Dead Grandmother Syndrome, by M. Adams (all faculty)

The Mind-Body Problem, novel, by R. Goldstein, (hilarious and wincingly accurate portrayal of haute academe in the philosophy-mathematics badlands)


Being a Professional Mathematician

American Mathematical Society

Biography of Alan Turing

For the interested, here is a translation of an earlier version of this web site into Finnish, by Michael Sirola (I don't speak Finnish, so I am trusting him about the content):