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Funda Gultepe

Dr. Funda Gultepe

Executive Director, Math Corps at UToledo
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UToledo



Dr. Gultepe received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and held post-doctoral positions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MSRI and University of Luxembourg before joining the University of Toledo in 2018. Her research interests are in low dimensional topology and geometric group theory. She is also interested in computational problems related to optimization on surfaces. 

Samia Tasnim

Dr. Samia Tasnim

Co-Director, Math Corps Super Saturdays at UToledo
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



Dr. Tasnim received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Florida International University. Her research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), security, data mining and mobile computing.

James Broda

Dr. James Broda

Co-Director, Math Corps at UToledo

Assistant Professor Mathematics, Washington & Lee University (W&L)


Dr. Broda received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and joined W&L in 2021. His research interests are in the study of stochastic dynamics related to questions of sustainability and resilience in environmental, social, and economic systems. Much of his research is interdisciplinary; current collaborations involve ecologists, electrical engineers and data scientists

Fernando Zapata

Dr. Fernando Zapata

Dean, Math Corps at UToledo

Lecturer, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Morgan State University


Dr. Zapata was the Ted DeLaney Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Washington and Lee University before joining the Morgan State department. He earned his doctorate from the graduate program in social, political, ethical, and legal philosophy (SPEL) at SUNY Binghamton. His research has covered American Philosophy, particularly the work of John Dewey, and he currently focuses on social and political philosophy and philosophical questions of political economy.

Debra Middleton

Debra Middleton

Program Coordinator, Math Corps at UToledo

Secretary II, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UToledo



Debra serves as the multifaceted office manager and secretary in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. She has an extensive background in a variety of office administration duties. She provides administrative support to the department chair, academic support for faculty and graduate students and works closely with advisors, department and university administrators, and serves as liaison with auxiliary departments.



Last Updated: 3/19/24