Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Professor of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: Diversity, STEM/ Social justice retention of students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields, Math and Music , Math for Social Justice
Bio: Dave Kung fell in love with both mathematics and music at a very early age. After flirting with (and the rejecting) a music major, he completed three degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, all in mathematics, before joining the faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland. His 12-lecture DVD course "How Music and Mathematics Relate" was recently released by the Teaching Company. Teaming with other mathematicians, he has worked to improve mathematics literacy and responsible citizenship by developing curriculum materials for a Math For Social Justice course. He has authored many articles on topics in harmonic analysis and mathematics education, is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Teaching Award from his section of the MAA, and gave the 2010 Undergraduate Lecture in Mathematics at the Joint Math Meetings.