Contacting Me

Office: MAK A2164
Office phone: (616)331-8695
Department phone: (616)331-2040
Email: smithshe@gvsu.edu
Office Hours: Mon 3:45-4:45, Wed 11:00-11:50, Fri 10:00-10:50 and 1:00-1:50. I am also available at other times; please feel welcome to contact me to set an appointment.

Teaching Fall 2017

MTH 227-01 Linear Algebra MWF 9:00-9:50
MTH 227-03 Linear Algebra MWF 12:00-12:50
MTH 315-02 Discrete Mathematics MF 2:30-3:45

This link will take you to GVSU's Blackboard website, where students can access class information and materials.

Study Abroad for Math Majors

Yes, math majors can study abroad! The Padnos International Center has information about many study abroad programs that Grand Valley has a partnership with, short-term programs that are led by GVSU faculty, and numerous other non-GVSU programs. Future teachers can also complete their teacher assisting or student teaching abroad. Click here for more study abroad information for math majors, or stop by my office if you have any questions.

Research with Undergraduates

Grand Valley has many opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in research, including the Summer Student Scholars program, the McNair Scholars program, and the math department's own Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Click here for more information about Generalized Catalan Numbers, the topic I researched with students during the 2017 REU, and here for more information about another of my research interests, the Mathematics of Sudoku.

Some Useful Links

The math department office is located in MAK A2178.

Students can get free help help from math tutors in the math center, located in MAK A2601.

The website for the GVSU Math and Stats Club.