The Mathematics Department offers personalized academic advising for all OSU students, including undergraduate math majors and non-majors.

Professional Advisors are available during drop-in advising hours or by appointment and can provide a broad variety of advising services, including assistance with scheduling, lower division program planning, and signatures on a variety of forms such as change-of-major or add-a-minor forms.


For services such as signing S/U forms, adding a minor, questions about course transfer credits, etc.

  • Math Department Office: Kidder 368, open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • No Drop-in advising hours during the Summer break (but can request an appointment, as advisors are still available - see below)

    For "longer" services such as change of major, future term planning, need a PIN, etc.

    If you have questions, or want to contact an advisor directly, you can send an email to To contact an advisor by phone, please call the main office in the Math Department at 541-737-4686.

    The answers you seek may also be found in the Undergraduate Advising: FAQ.

    MATH MAJORS/MINORS: (Current or Prospective)

    • For early career math majors or minors (taking 100 or 200 level MTH courses), professional advisors offer program and scheduling advice, and can provide signatures (e.g. change of major/minor forms) and registration PINs. Please use this form to make an appointment with an advisor.
    • Students who are taking 300 and 400 level MTH courses should consult with a member of the Undergraduate Advising Committee. These are the tenure/tenure-track faculty members listed below. These professors can help you with questions about your program, provide signatures or registration PINs, and work with you on career and graduate school planning. Please follow the following guidelines to find your advisor:
      • If you are in the Applied & Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, or Secondary Teaching Emphasis option, please contact that specific option's advisor, as noted in the table below.
      • If you are in the standard degree (no option) and also in the Actuarial Science minor, please contact Prof. Thomann (for contact information see below).
      • If you are in the standard degree or Statistics option and not in Actuarial Science minor, please contact the advisor corresponding to your last name as noted in the table below.
    Advisor Email contact Research Area Your Last Name Begins With
    Prof. Tom Dick (Secondary Teaching Emphasis Option) Mathematics Education A-B
    Prof. Nathan Gibson (Applied/Computational & Mathematical Biology Options) Numerical Analysis & Applied Math


    Prof. Enrique Thomann (Actuarial Science Minor) Partial Differential Equations, Analysis, Applied Probability, Mathematical Modeling D-H
    Prof. Ren Guo Geometry & Topology I-Q
    Prof. Adel Faridani (Lead Advisor) Numerical Analysis, Tomography, Signal Processing R-Z


    • Anyone interested in actuarial courses, exams, internship and career possibilities, or the minor program should visit with Prof. Enrique Thomann.  


    Contact information for all department faculty is available in the Faculty Directory. Access web pages and find offices and phone numbers.

    At the link Undergraduate Resources there is a collection of information for current and potential mathematics students.


    Last updated: 10-28-18