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Dr. Sue Staples

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Associate Professor And Actuarial Program Director Direct: 817.257.6129
B.S. Case Western Reserve University, 1983 Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1988

Actuarial Program Director

I have directed the TCU actuarial program since its inception in 2001. Each year I organize a number of presentations from local and national actuarial firms and oversee our internship program. I also work closely with the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) to ensure our program offerings align with current standards. I am also pleased to serve on the MAA’s Actuarial Science group for the Committee on Undergraduate Programs (CUPM).

Research Interests

My area of research is real and complex analysis. My most recent publication is Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus, a book coauthored with Sergiy Klymchuk of New Zealand.


I genuinely enjoy teaching and interacting with students. Courses I frequently teach include Interest Theory I (MATH 30603) and II (MATH 30623), Probability (MATH 30803), Calculus II (MATH 20524), Complex Analysis (MATH 50403), and Real Analysis (MATH 50503).

Professional Roles in the Mathematical Association of America

Currently I serve as Editor of the CRM book series for the MAA and as Associate Editor for the American Mathematical Monthly journal. I also hold the position of Director-at-Large for the Texas Section of the MAA.