David Schmitz

Professor of Mathematics

Math & Actuarial Science


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David J. Schmitz, Ph.D. has been a member of the mathematics department at North Central since 2001.  He teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses, as well as a Verandah Course on the Mathematics of Square Dancing.  David also is involved with the music and theatre programs at the college.

Selected Scholarship

(with Katherine Gallagher) "Inverse Ambiguous Functions on Some Finite Non-abelian Groups", Aequationes Mathematicae, 92 (2018), 963 - 973.

"Inverse Ambiguous Functions on Fields", Aequationes Mathematicae, 91 (2017), 373 - 389.

 “Endomorphism Rings of Almost Full Formal Groups”, New York Journal of Mathematics, Vol 12 (2006), 219 – 233.

 “Canonical and Filling Subgroups of Formal Groups”, New York Journal of Mathematics, Vol 12 (2006), 235 – 247.

Courses Taught

Calculus I, II, III, IV

MTH 280: Nature of Proof in Mathematics

MTH 305: College Geometry

MTH 323: Complex Variables

MTH 375: Problem Solving Seminar

MTH 421, 422: Abstract Algebra

ECN 440: Mathematical Economics

MTH 461: Real Analysis

MTH 473: Topology