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The Department of Mathematics at Moravian University is composed of faculty who strive for student-centered learning experiences.

Brenna Curley

Brenna Curley | Associate Professor of Statistics

Office location: Sally 339
Office phone: 610-625-7738

Ph.D. Statistics, Iowa State University

Research interests and expertise
Brenna Curley joined the department in 2016. Her areas of interest lie within interdisciplinary collaborations, statistical applications in health and nutrition, and statistics education. She enjoys teaching statistics courses for non-majors and majors alike as well as working with students on statistical research projects, often motivated by applications of their choosing.


Michael Fraboni

Michael Fraboni | Professor of Mathematics

Office location: Sally 341
Office phone: 610-861-1605
Links: Dr. Fraboni's webpage

Ph.D. Mathematics, Lehigh University

Research interests and expertise
Michael Fraboni joined the department in 2002. His areas of interest include graph theory and combinatorial game theory. Typical first year courses he teaches include courses from the calculus sequence and the elementary statistics course. He teaches primarily analysis courses in the upper level category including real, complex, and numerical analysis as well as the Senior Seminar. Dr. Fraboni has organized the department’s annual undergraduate mathematics conference for the past several years. He has advised students undertaking SOAR research projects and Honors projects.


Trisha Moller

Trisha Moller | Associate Professor of Practice

Office location:  Sally 338

Ph.D. Mathematics, Lehigh University

Dr. Trisha Moller joined the department in 2008. Her areas of interest include Math Education, Math and Art, and Fractal Geometry. Dr. Moller is an active member in local and national organizations, including the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), and Eastern Pennsylvania/ Delaware (EPaDel) its local section, Association for Women in Math (AWM) and American Association of University Women (AAUW). She is also a passionate leader in BASD Proud Parents and a Public Education Champion fellow for Education Voters of PA, advocating for fair funding for all students. With her dedication and compassion, Dr. Trisha Moller strives to help everyone, including herself, become the “best version of yourself.”


Nate Shank

Nathan Shank | Professor of Mathematics

Office location: Sally 344
Office phone: 610-861-1373

Ph.D. Mathematics, Lehigh University

Research interests and expertise

Nathan Shank joined the faculty starting in 2006.  His research interests include analysis, probability, graph theory, and network reliability.  He is particularly interested in network reliability measures and connectivity parameters for different classes of graphs. Dr. Shank uses a teacher-scholar model to blend research and teaching in a collaborative effort between faculty and students.  Dr. Shank enjoys working with students on research projects, Honors projects, SOAR projects, independent studies, and engaging groups of students throughout the LVAIC community. 


Fred Schultheis

Fred Schultheis | Professor of Mathematics

Office location: Sally 342
Office phone: 610-861-3925

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Michigan

Research interests and expertise
Fred Schultheis has been at Moravian since 1985. His primary area of expertise is algebraic number theory and he is interested in algebraic geometry and the history of mathematics. Prof. Schultheis has taught most of the courses in mathematics but typically teaches Modern Algebra and Differential Equations. He has been writing for Mathematical Reviews for several years. Several years ago he received start-up funding from the college to develop a mathematics colloquium which has become a regular feature of the department.


Shannon Talbott

Shannon Talbott | Associate Professor of Mathematics,

 Department Chair and Chair of Mathematics Program

Office location: Sally 340
Office phone: 610-861-1573
Links: Dr. Talbott's webpage

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Iowa

Research interests and expertise
Dr. Shannon Talbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2012. Her main research focus is in representation theory of finite dimensional algebras. She is also involved in programs to promote diversity in STEM such as SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) and USTARS (Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium).


Debra Ward

Debra Ward | Lecturer of Mathematics

Office location:  Sally 345
Office phone:  610-625-7776

Masters of Mathematics, Kutztown University 

Mrs. Ward taught mathematics at Northampton Area High School for 35 years before accepting a position at Moravian University.


Adjunct Professors


Ebrahim Ahmadizadeh;

Iris Blay;

Delma Church;

Jose Jimenez;



Laurie Lefurge

Laurie Lefurge | Administrative Assistant

Office location:  Sally 349
Office phone:  610-861-1335




Kay B. Somers | Professor of Mathematics

Years of service: ( 1981 - 2013)
Education:  B.S., Ursinus College; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Doris J. Schattschneider | Professor of Mathematics

Years of service: (1968 - 2002)
Education: B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University


Mohamed M. Bugaighis | Professor of Mathematics

Years of service: (1985 - 2001)
Education: B.S., University of London; M.Sc., University of Nottingham; Ph.D., Kansas State University