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Ragland, Matthew

TitleProfessor and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Faculty Services
DepartmentCollege of Sciences
OfficeCollege of Sciences
Office HoursBy Appointment
Office LocationAdministration 103


MatthewRagland is a Professor of Mathematics and the Associate Provost for Graduate studies and Faculty Services.  He has served as the Associate Dean of the School of Sciences (2008-2010), Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2017-2018), Acting Dean of the College of Sciences (2018-2019), and Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2018-2019).  

He has a wide range of mathematical interests including Algebra, Set Theory, Topology, and Graph Theory. His current research lies in the area of Finite Group Theory, and, for the most part, in the solvable realm. More specifically, he has characterized several distinct classes of finite solvable groups, all of which are certain generalizations of groups in which normality is a transitive relation. He is quite interested in questions involving T-groups, PT-groups, PST-groups and also with questions concerning the permutability of certain subgroups. However he is interested in all aspects of Group Theory.?  


Recently Dr. Ragland has become interested in making mathematics education more accessible for students with disabilities.? He is the Principle Investigator of the NSF grant: 


Collaborative Research: Solving Problems of Mathematics Accessibility with Process-Driven Math.  


He also is the AUM PI for two collaborative NSF grants: 

Collaborative Research: Making to Advance Knowledge, Excellence, and Recognition in STEM (MAKERS)


The Greater Alabama Black Belt Region (GABBR) LSAMP


EducationPh.D. (2005) University of Kentucky
M.A. (2000) University of Kentucky
B.S. (1998) Morehead State University