Department of Mathematics

Combining a strong traditional mathematics major with opportunities for student research, a very successful secondary education program, and preparation in applied mathematics and statistics, the Department of Mathematics is committed to helping each Geneseo student achieve his or her goals, both before and after Geneseo.

Requesting Overloads for Math Courses

All overloads of multi-section courses must go through the Math Department. Contact the department secretary ( if you have any questions.

To request an overload for a math course that has reached maximum capacity, complete the online Overload Request Form:


If a course is filled to capacity, students are encouraged to take other math courses needed in the major. Overload requests will be considered based on highest need.

If other sections of the same course are still open, no overloads will be considered.

If classes are currently at their capacity and a student is deemed to have time to take a course in a later semester, their request will be denied.

Outstanding Poster at 2018 JMM

ziegler Cameron Ziegler (2018) attended the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings and won an Outstanding Poster award.  Cameron's research poster was on Belted Sum Decomposition of Fully Augmented Links and the research was performed at CSU San Bernardino.  Congrats Cameron!


Outstanding Poster at 2018 JMM

canning James Canning (2020) attended the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings and won an Outstanding Poster award.   James' research poster was on the Classification and Characterization of Networks and the research was performed at Valparaiso University.  Congrats James!


Poster Presentations at 20th NCUWM

BethAnna-Gabby BethAnna Jones (2019) and Gabby Angeloro (2018) attended the 20th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) in January 2018. BethAnna presented her research on eigenvalue bounds of regular graphs and Gabby presented her work on link invariants of generalized fully augmented links.

The Lonely Reality of an
Academic Dreamer

Dr. Pamela Harris, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, shares her her experience as an undocumented first-generation college student and suggests ways that institutions can support underrepresented minorities and undocumented students navigate the academic landscape. (video)

Math Research Weekend 2018

On Friday & Saturday, Jan 26-27, 2018, the Department of Mathematics will host the Math Research Weekend (MRW). Students who are selected will do research on a problem in number theory with Dr. Pamela Harris from Williams College. If you are interested in participating, please apply online here by 4pm January 24, 2018. Space is limited!

Dr. Wallace holding a plaqueProfessor Emeritus Ed Wallace Honored

Professor Emeritus Ed Wallace was recently inducted into the NYS Math Educators Hall of Fame. Professor Wallace was a past president of the AMTNYS, former AMTNYS Journal Editor, and recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations Professor Wallace! 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Class of 2017

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Professor Towsley Honored Among Nation's Best

Dr. Gary Towsley posingGary Towsley, distinguished teaching professor of mathematics, is among the country's top undergraduate professors named in The Princeton Review's new guidebook "The Best 300 Professors."

"To be honest, I'm not surprised to hear about Gary's selection as one ofPrinceton Review Best 300 Professors Logo the country's best," said Provost Carol Long. "His reputation as a consummate scholar is well-known on our campus, and I frequently hear from students about the impact he has on their learning, both inside and outside of the classroom."

In its profile of Towsley, The Princeton Review editors cited his "ability to account for the varying levels of skill and understanding in his classes by trying to challenge those who already understand the material, while simultaneously being patient and supportive with those who feel they are lost."

Learn more about Towsley’s recognition.

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Why should I study math?

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Department of Mathematics
323 South Hall
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: 585-245-5384
Fax: 585-245-5128


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