Professor Mark Snavely is interested in research in the field of dynamical systems. His paper "Markov Partitions for the Two-Dimensional Torus," presented at the Conference and Workshop in Ergodic Theory and Symbolic Dynamics at the University of Washington, was published in Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Prof. Snavely is very active in undergraduate research, particularly in the areas of discrete mathematics and mathematical modeling. He is working to integrate mathematical software packages and mathematical modeling into the curriculum and teaches mathematics courses at introductory and upper levels.
Prof. Snavely's contributions to general education at Carthage have included teaching in the Heritage program and leading the team of faculty who developed the interdisciplinary natural science course Discovery. He has served as Chair of the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Wisconsin Section. He was named the 2003-2004 Carthage Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
Prof. Snavely earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in mathematics at Northwestern University, and his B.S. in mathematics and computer systems from Grove City College. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1990.
"My favorite professor
would have to be Professor Snavely. He genuinely cares for his students and always enjoys seeing them do well and accomplish new things. He also is a great teacher. Whenever I enroll in his classes, I know that I will thoroughly understand the topics by the time we are done."
— Austin Rombalski, '11
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