Faculty & Staff

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Lisa Hernández, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4767
E-mail: lihernandez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 459

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2006
M.S. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2002
B.A. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2000

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Linn Carothers, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4961
E-mail: lcarothers@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 472

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Statistics University of Southern California 1987
M.Sc. Biostatistics and Epidemiology California State University, Northridge 1979
B.Sc. Biological Sciences University of Southern California 1973

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Jim Buchholz, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4359
E-mail: jbuchholz@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 138

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics University of California, Riverside 1996
M.S. Physics Texas A&M University 1985
B.A. Science Education and Physics Indiana State University 1982

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J. Alex Chediak, Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering and Physics
Physics Faculty Representative
Office Phone: (951) 343-4912
E-mail: achediak@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 480

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2004
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2001
B.S. Ceramic Engineering Alfred University 1996

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Ricardo J. Cordero-Soto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director, Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8632
E-mail: rcordero@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 470

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics for Life and Social Sciences Arizona State University 2011
M.A. Mathematics Arizona State University 2008
B.S. Applied Mathematics Universidad Metropolitana-San Juan Puerto Rico 2006

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Ted Grant, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Physics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8357
E-mail: tgrant@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 248

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics / Chemical and Material Physics University of California Irvine 2014
M.S. Physics / Chemical and Material Physics University of California Irvine 2014
B.S. Chemistry University of California Riverside 2008
B.S. Physics University of California Riverside 2008

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Steve Kish, D.Min

Lecturer in Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4825
E-mail: skish@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 248

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.Min Ministry Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention 2020
M.Div. Theology Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 2003
B.A. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 1995

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Esther Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Christian Statistician
Office Phone: (951) 343-4942
E-mail: elee@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 479

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Economics / Econometrics University of California, Irvine 2010

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Michelle Nielsen Hernandez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8788
E-mail: mnielsen@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 476

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of Minnesota 2010
M.S. Mathematics, Statistics Minor University of Minnesota 2009
B.A. Mathematics and Secondary Education Bethel University 2003

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Michael Sill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8384
E-mail: msill@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 473

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2012
B.S. Physics Loyola Marymount University 2006
B.S Mathematics Loyola Marymount University 2006

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Kyle Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8723
E-mail: kstewart@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 471

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics / Astrophysics University of California, Irvine 2009
M.S. Physics / Astrophysics University of California, Irvine 2006
B.S. Astrophysics University of California, Los Angeles 2004

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Robert Willett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: 343-4322
E-mail: rwillett@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 475

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2016
M.S. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2013
B.S. Mathematics California Baptist University 2011

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