Department of Mathematics

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Welcome to the virtual home of the Mathematics Department at San Francisco State University. We are one of nine departments in the College of Science & Engineering. Our office is located in Room 937 of Thornton Hall.


The links on the left should help you navigate our virtual sites. For the real place, see the following:

For further questions please contact the department office or the department chair Dr. David Bao.


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In Memoriam Dr. David Meredith

Our colleague Professor Emeritus of Mathematics David Meredith passed away on Tuesday, December 11. Having served as a member of SF State's faculty for forty years, David entered retirement after the spring 2012 semester. Those who worked with him remember David as a devoted educator who cared deeply for students and colleagues.

David was instrumental in building the graduate program in Math. He served as the department's graduate advisor and later as department chair. David was also active in the Academic Senate serving as Chair of the Academic Policies Committee from 2003-2005 prior to being elected as Academic Senate chair for the 2006-2007 academic year.

"David was an excellent Chair of our Mathematics Department from 2002 until 2006, hiring several outstanding faculty including the first two biomathematicians at SF State," Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Professor of Mathematics Sheldon Axler said. "We will greatly miss David; we are thankful for all that he did to make SF State a better place."

The Meredith & Friends Fund has been established by the Meredith and Wedemeyer family to provide students of mathematics at SFSU with supplemental support for purchasing research monographs, and for presenting research at professional conferences.

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