Mathematics Department Faculty

Philip Jamison (Mathematics and Music Departments)

Office:  Spidel 204
Phone:  (828) 771-3722


M.S. (Mathematics), Western Carolina University
M.A. (Music), Appalachian State University

Professional interests include: Appalachian music and dance

Select publications:

  • "Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics:  Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance", University of Illinois Press, 2015.
  • "Buckdancing, Flatfooting, and Clogging", New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, vol 14.
  • "Dance Music and the Green Grass Cloggers", Encyclopedia of Appalachia, 2006
  • "Square Dance Calling, the African-American Connection", Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol 9, no. 2.  2003.



Holly Rosson

Office:  Spidel 205
Phone:  (828)  771-3099

Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Professional Interests Include:  Number theory and mathematical modeling

Select Publications:

  • "Central Values of Quadratic Twists of a Modular Form of Weight 4", in "Ranks of Elliptic Curves and Random Matrix Theory", Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • "Theta Series of Quaternion Algebras over Function Fields", Journal of Number Theory, vol 94, 49-79.  2002.
  • "Trees, Hecke Operators, and Quadratic Forms", preprint.



Evan Wantland

Office:  Spidel 206
Phone:  (828) 771-2004

Ph.D. Auburn University

Professional Interests include:  Combinatorics & Graph Theory, cellular automata, self-organizing systems, Motzkin-like numbers, and math in music, art, and literature

Select Publications: 

  • "Hall t-chromatic Graphs", (with Chapell and Johnson) Bull Inst. Combin. Appl, vol 39, 2003.
  • "Amalgomations of connected k-factorizations" (with Hilton, Johnson, Matthew), J. Combin. Theory Ser. B, vol 88, 2003.
  • "Coloring BIBDs with Block Size 4", (with Linek, Vaclav) J. Combin. Designs, vol 6, 1998.
  • "Existence of certain skew room frames with application to weakly 3-chromatic linear spaces," (with Rodger, Chen, Zhu), J. Combinatorial Designs, vol 2, 1996.

Gretchen Whipple (chair)

Office:  Spidel 207
Phone:  (828)  771-3098

Ph.D. Lousiana State University

Professional Interests Include:  Pedagogy, geometry, history, ordered algebraic structures, all things advising.

Select Publications:

  • "A condition for constructing formally real monoid algebras", Algebra Universalis, vol 54, 2005
  • "Getting Stared Using the Workshop Approach:  Instructors Speak Out", Key College Press, 2004.
  • "Math for Liberal Arts Workbook", 2014.
  • "Warren Wilson College Academic Advising Guide", 2008.  Revised, 2009, 2013.