Faculty Profile

Richard Forrester

Associate Professor of Mathematics (2002), Department Chair

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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

MATH 262 Intro to Linear Algebra
An introduction to matrix algebra and abstract vector spaces with an emphasis on writing mathematical arguments. Topics include linear systems and matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.Prerequisite: 211 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Offered every semester.

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

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

MATH 500 Independent Study