Faculty Profile

Dick Forrester

Professor of Mathematics (2002)

Contact Information


Tome Scientific Building Room 235


His research is in the field of operations research, with particular interest in discrete optimization. His teaching interests primarily center around applied mathematics, including statistics, operations research, and numerical analysis.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Alfred University, 1995
  • M.S., Clemson University, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2002

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

MATH 121 Elementary Statistics
An introduction to the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data. The focus is on data presentation and statistical reasoning based upon the analysis of data sets. Topics include the study of sampling methods, observational and experimental studies, graphical and numerical summaries of data, probability, sampling distributions, significance testing, estimation, and simple linear regression. Does not count toward the major or minor in mathematics.Students cannot take this course concurrently with 225. Students who have received credit for 225 cannot take this course for credit. Offered every semester.

MATH 225 Probability and Statistics I
An introduction to the core topics of probability and statistics. Topics include discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions, expectation, variance, random sampling from populations, hypothesis tests, and confidence intervals.Prerequisite: 171. Offered in even numbered fall semesters.

MATH 331 Operations Research
Cross-listed with COMP 331-01.

COMP 331 Operations Research
Cross-listed with MATH 331-01.

Spring 2018

COMP 241 Numerical Methods
Cross-listed with MATH 241-02.

MATH 241 Numerical Methods
Cross-listed with COMP 241-01.

COMP 241 Numerical Methods
Cross-listed with MATH 241-01.

MATH 241 Numerical Methods
Cross-listed with COMP 241-02.