Home Page for

James Madison University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Associate Professor

Elizabeth Theta Brown, PhD

contact courses SUMS advising other


Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Monday: 1:25-1:50 pm

Tuesday: 12:30-1:20 pm , 5- 5:25 pm,

Wednesday: 9:25-10:50 am,

Thursday 10:40-11:30,

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, both sections

MATH 235: Calculus I

students please see the Piazza sites for course information

SUMS: Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference 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):


RIP best friends: Atrix and Beauregard