## Our Faculty

**Leyla Batakci, Ph.D.
**Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

batakcil@@etown.edu | 717-361-1335

Dr. Batakci holds a B.A. from Ege University (Turkey), an M.A. in Statistics from Lehigh University, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Lehigh University. Her research interests include algebraic topology and statistics.

**Bogdan Doytchinov, Ph.D.
**Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

doytchinovb@etown.edu | 717-361-1224 | Website

Dr. Doytchinov holds a B.S. and M.S. from Moscow State University (Russia), and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include applied probability, statistics, actuarial science, and financial mathematics.

**James Hughes, Ph.D.
**Professor of Mathematical Sciences

hughesjr@etown.edu | 717-361-1334

Dr. Hughes holds a B.A. in Mathematics from The Catholic University of America, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Brandeis University. His research interests include topology and connections between mathematics and music.

**Tim McDevitt, Ph.D.
**Professor and Chair of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

mcdevittt@etown.edu |717-361-1337 | Website

Dr. McDevitt holds B.S. degrees in both Mathematics and Physics from James Madison University, and M.A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia. His research interests include solid mechanics and shell theory, statistics, cryptology, and the use of mathematical software.

**Gabriela Sanchis
**Professor of Mathematical Sciences

sanchisgr@etown.edu | 717-361-1339 | Website

Dr. Sanchis holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester. Her research interests include probability theory and the history of mathematics. She is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and coordinates the Actuarial Science program.

**Steve Soltys, Ed.D.**

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

soltyss@etown.edu | 717-361-1336

Dr. Soltys holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Messiah College, an M.Ed. from Millersville University, and an Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Temple University. His research interests include mathematics education and the use of technology--both hardware and software--in teaching. Dr. Soltys coordinates the Mathematics- Secondary Education program.

Prior to joining the staff at Elizabethtown College, he spent 20 years teaching mathematics at Manheim Central High School.

**Bobette Thorsen
**Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

thorsenbh@etown.edu | 717-361-1338

Dr. Thorsen holds B.A. degrees in both Mathematics and Art from Brown University, an M.S. in Mathematics from Montana State University, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include complex analysis and operator theory.

**Jim Wile, M.S.
**Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences

wilej@etown.edu | 717-361-3681

Mr. Wile holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics Education from Millersville University, and has 32 years of teaching experience in local school districts, including serving as K-12 mathematics supervisor for the Conestoga Valley school district. His research interests include mathematics and science education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.