Faculty and Advisors

Actuarial Program Faculty and Advisors

Mark Maxwell, PhD, ASA
Actuarial Program Director
Professor of Practice in Mathematics, Paul V. Montgomery Fellow of Actuarial Mathematics, Co-author of Probability and Statistics with Applications: A Problem Solving Text (approved for SOA Exam P).  Maxwell teaches M362K, M329F, M339U, M339V, M339J, M349P and M349R.
PMA 11.168

Alisa Havens Walch, MA, FCAS 
Actuarial Program Assistant Director
Associate Professor of Instruction, Actuarial Science Club Advisor, worked as a Property and Casualty (P&C) actuary for three years, teaches M339J, M329F, M339U, M349P, and M339C.  
PMA 11.150

Gustavo Cepparo, MS
Associate Professor of Instruction, developed and teaches M349R.  Developing a class on Data Analytics to be offered Spring 2019.
PMA 13.148

Milica Cudina, PhD
Associate Professor of Practice, developed and regularly teaches M339D and M339W.  Milica also teaches M329F, M339J, and M362K.  
PMA 13.142

Shinko Harper, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction, teaches M329F, M339U, and M339V.   
PMA 13.160

Jennifer (Mann) Austin, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction, Undergraduate Mathematics Faculty Advisor, teaches M329F and M339D. 
PMA 8.112

Joel Nibert, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction, teaches M362K, M358K, M329F, M339J, and M349P.  
PMA 13.158

Eric Staron, PhD
Assistant Professor of Instruction, teaches M329F. 
PMA 13.158

The Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy Advising Center

The MPA Advising Center is located in PMA 4.101. Provides advice on course selection, degree requirements, adding or dropping courses, UT Math Assessment (UTMA), freshmen and transfer student orientation, and university policy and procedures.  Call 512-471-0900 or email mpaadv@austin.utexas.edu to set up an appointment.

Olivia Biehle 
Academic Advising Coordinator

Jennifer McHam
Senior Academic Advisor

Nathaniel Sulapas
Associate Academic Advisor

The College of Natural Sciences Career Services Office

The Career Services Office is located in PAI 5.03.  Meet with a career coach for help with resume writing, interviewing and job searching.  They also provide the opportunity to apply and interview on campus for internships and full-time positions, as well as coordinate two CNS career fairs per year and several workshops on career-related topics.  Call 512-471-6700 to set up an appointment.

Career Coaches
Painter Hall 5.03 
(512) 471-6700