Do you love to do number puzzles? Are you fascinated with logic and reason? Have you always been interested in math?

If you answered yes to these questions, then the Math Department of Simpson University may have something for you. With the help of dedicated faculty, encouraging students and staff and innovative programs of study your educational experience here will prove to be an amazing ride. With brand new labs and highly trained professors, you will graduate Simpson with a firm grasp on your chosen area of study.

Mathematics Major

The Mathematics major provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a career in teaching, insurance, finance and industry, or to continue into graduate school. With instruction in discrete math, calculus, algebra, geometry, math modeling, computer programming, and physics, students gain a wide range of mathematical understanding. A math history focus also allows students to expand their knowledge of leading mathematicians and their revolutionary discoveries.

Mathematics for Teachers Major

The Mathematics for Teachers (Mathematics Single Subject) degree equips students with the mathematical knowledge required to teach grades 7 through 12. Students learn to communicate and teach mathematics in formal and informal settings. Through this course of study, students develop the tools and skills necessary for careers in industry, education, ministry, and even graduate studies.

This major has not yet been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as a single subject matter program for a California Preliminary Teaching Credential.

Harold Lund, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Math Department Chair


Professor Lund enjoys studying mathematics as it was developed by ancient civilizations. He has lectured and participated in various seminars relating to the math of ancient civilizations such as the Mayans, Babylonians and Egyptians. He is listed in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" several times, most recently in 2007.

Educational Background:

  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.S., Taylor University

Courses Taught:

  • Math


  • Self-directed learning in the field of mathematics
  • Quantitative interpretation of real-world problems
  • Thrive in a graduate program in mathematics and related fields