Department of Mathematics and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

 

Dr. Nakamuthu Sundaralingam, Department Chair and
Associate Professor of Physics
(904) 470-8222 | nsundar@ewc.edu
Ph.D., High Energy Physics, Tufts University
M.S., Physics, Tufts University
B.S., Physics, Chemistry, and Applied Mathematics, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

 

Biology Faculty

 

Anita Mandal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Botany, Banaras Hindu University, India
M.Sc., Botany, University of North Bengal, India
B.Sc., Botany, University of North Bengal, India
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 117
Ph: (904) 470-8147
Email: amandal@ewc.edu

 

Prabir Mandal, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Genetics, Bhopal University, India
M.Sc., Zoology, University of North Bengal, India
B.Sc., Zoology, University of North Bengal, India
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 113
Ph: (904) 470-8091
Email: pmandal@ewc.edu

 

Miller-Jenkins, Aileen, MS
Assistant Professor of Biology
M.S., Environmental Studies, Bard College
B.S., Biology, Mount Saint Mary’s College
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 103
Ph: (904) 470-8117
Email: a.millerjenkins0901@ewc.edu

 

Ephraim Murage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Plant Physiology, Okayama University, Japan
M.S., Crop Science, University of Nairobi, Kenya
B.S., Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Post Graduate Diploma, Desert Plant Biology and Physiology, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 104
Ph: (904) 470-8821
Email: e.murage@ewc.edu

 

Brian Seymour, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph. D., Immunology, University of California – Davis
M.S., Clinical Science, San Francisco State University
B.S., Biology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Health Disparity Building, Room 104
Ph: (904) 470-8070
Email: brian.seymour@ewc.edu

 

Mathematics Faculty

 

Christian Bowers
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, University of North Florida
B.S., University of North Florida
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 115
Ph: (904) 470-8222
Email: cbowers@ewc.edu

 

 

Booker Hill
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, Florida A & M University
B.S., Mathematics, Edward Waters College
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 221
Ph: (904) 470-8105
Email: booker.hill07@ewc.edu

 

 

Champak Panchal
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Montana
M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Bombay, India
B.Sc., Mathematics, Univesity of Bombay, India
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 121
Ph: (904) 470-8818
Email: c.panchal@ewc.edu

 

 

Felicia Wider-Lewis
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida
M.A.T., Mathematics, Jacksonville University
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies; History, University of Florida
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 221
Ph: (904) 470-8113
Email: f.widerlewis@ewc.edu

 

Chemistry Faculty

 

Jyotsna Pradhan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Delhi University, Delhi, India
B.Sc., Chemistry, Minor in Physics and Mathematics, Delhi University, Delhi, India
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 104
Ph: (904) 470-8118  Email: j.pradhan@ewc.edu

 

Physics Faculty

 

Petero Kwizera
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Mathematics, University of North Florida
B.S., Makerere University, Uganda
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 223
Ph; (904) 470-8073
Email: pkwizera@ewc.edu

 

Nakamuthu Sundaralingam, Chair
& Professor of Physics
Ph.D., High Energy Physics,
Tufts University
M.S., Physics, Tufts University
B.Sc. (Honors), Physics, Chemistry, and Applied Mathematics,
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Hatcher-Stewart Building, Room 111
Ph: (904) 470-8222
Email: nsundar@ewc.edu



 

Department of Mathematics and Sciences

The goal of the Department of Mathematics and Science is to prepare students a variety of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) and prepare students for graduate studies. The Department of Mathematics and Science includes the Biology Program with three different concentrations, (1) Health and Biomedical Science, (2) Biotechnology and Cell Biology, and (3) Environmental and Ecology, the Mathematics and Statistics Program and the Dual Degree in Mathematics and Engineering Program. The Department of Mathematics and Science provides quality teaching of the content areas along with research opportunities in laboratories, independent research projects and internships.

Biology Program

The Mission of the Department is based on the premise that future advances in biology critically depend on adopting and implementing a holistic approach that incorporates a wide range of interrogatory tools. The Biology Program at Edward Waters College prepares students for careers in the Biological Sciences. The curriculum in Biology is designed, in general, to prepare students for employment, graduate studies and for productive lives which require an understanding of the scientific world. General and specialized knowledge are addressed by curricula consisting of core, supportive and elective courses. The Biology Program is recognized for excellence in teaching, research, and service in the region. Currently, the Biology Program is an integral part of the Department of Mathematics and Science. The Biology Program engages students in basic research that spans multiple levels of biological organization, ranging from the cell to interactions among organisms and their environment and encompasses the full range of organismal diversity. The research mission is oriented toward “basic” science.

Click HERE for full Biology Program description.

Mathematics and Statistics Program

The Mathematics Program at Edward Waters College seeks to prepare students to have a strong background in skills of logic, reasoning, critical thinking, and technology such that upon graduation they can matriculate successfully and competitively in graduate school or industry.  The curriculum in Mathematics is designed, in general, to prepare students for employment, for graduate studies, and for productive lives which require quantitative reasoning and computation.

Click HERE for full Mathematics and Statistics Program description.

Dual Program in Mathematics and Engineering

Edward Waters College (EWC) is in partnership with Florida A & M University – Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering, University of Central Florida (UCF) and University of North Florida, College of Engineering to provide the Dual Degree Engineering Program at EWC. The Dual Degree Math/Engineering Program was initially supported by the Department of the Army, U. S. Army Research, and the Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center. With this partnership, a student matriculates three or four years at EWC and two years at UNF, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering or at UCF College of Engineering. 

Click HERE for more information on the Dual Program and Mathematics and Engineering. 

 

Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources available for teaching and research

Computing Facilities:

Facilities in the Department includes a supercomputer (BEOWULF) Linux cluster of twenty-four servers with two processors in each and seven UNIX work stations, each networked to the cluster. We have three other computer laboratories with the Internet access and a campus wide course management system, “MOODLE”.

 

Mathematics Laboratory:

The laboratory includes twenty-four computers with various types of software licensed and installed (Maple, MathLab, OriginLab), and a Smart-board. Mathematics tutoring is also done in this laboratory.

Mathematics Laboratory

This laboratory is designed for learning associated with the mathematics research undertaken by students and faculty.  The selected students will use this lab to complete their assignments and undergraduate research projects. This laboratory, equipped with a Smart-board, accommodates up to twenty-four students. Tutoring is also available to students. The following software product licenses have been purchased along with other Microsoft products and installed in this lab for faculty and student usage.

  1. Maple Software
  2. MathLab
  3. OriginLab (Graphing Utilities)

 

Chemistry Laboratory

 

Chemistry Laboratory:

This laboratory includes PerkinElmer GC-Mass Spectrometer, Varian FT-IR Spectrophotometer, Milipore water purification system, balances, incubators, UV-VIS Spectrophotometers (Spectronic-20), pH meters, fume hood, and melting point apparatus. The chemistry lab was recently fully renovated. This new lab is well equipped with all chemical supplies that are necessary to run the lab for all chemistry courses.

 

 

Physics Laboratory

Physics Laboratory: 

The Physics Laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the art instruments for those exercises associated with College Physics I & II.  It consists of twelve computers with Internet access and loaded with Electronics Workbench (Electronics Simulation Program) and all other necessary software including Maple (mathematics software). With “NI Elvis PCI 6251” bundle from National Instruments along with an electronic and electrical circuit simulations software called  “Labview”, this lab is ready for physics, electronic, and electrical engineering students.

 

Material Science Laboratory:

This laboratory includes PerkinElmer Lambda 950 Vis/Nir spectrometer with transmission and reflection sample holders, Hall Effect measurement system, and a Denton Desktop Pro radio-frequency (RF) plasma sputtering system. The materials Science/Optics laboratory has a Perkin Elmer Lambda 950 Visible/Near Infrared (Vis/Nir) spectrometer that has transmission and reflection sample holders. This setup is used to measure the optical properties of materials. A Denton Desktop Pro radio frequency Plasma sputtering system has been acquired and will be used to deposit thin solid films of vanadium pent- oxide (V2O5). This has applications in infra-red (IR) sensors and this bolometric property will be investigated. Other thin films will also be deposited and investigated.

The Desktop Pro is designed to be a compact tool for R&D applications.  Capable of sputtering dielectric and metal films with ease, the Desktop Pro can be outfitted with up to two (2), 2.0” diameter magnetrons. The magnetrons are inclined to a rotating substrate stage; an arrangement that yields excellent film thickness uniformity (better than 5%) over the entire diameter of the stage. The system can be outfitted with either an RF, DC, or RF + DC power supply and optional magnetics to support the sputtering of ferromagnetic materials. Power supply output switching allows a user to power two cathodes sequentially from a single power supply; a feature that can result in significant cost savings. The Desktop Pro comes equipped with a 65 liter/sec turbo-pump and is controlled via a touch-screen monitor. A Hall Effect measurement system has also been acquired and is being used for electrical transport characterization of narrow gap semiconductors like HgCdTe and others (e.g. GaAs). These materials are of interest to the Army Research laboratory.