Mathematics faculty

Timothy Huffman, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Director of the Actuarial Science Program

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

VPH 120


Dr. Huffman's research specialty is Fourier-Feynman Transforms. His work has been published in the International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Science, Transactions of the AMS, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Michigan Mathematics Journal, and Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society. An academic correspondent of the Casualty Actuarial Society. he teaches many of the upper-level math classes at Northwestern.


  • Calculus II

    Calculus II

    A study of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integration, sequences, series, polar coordinates and conic sections.Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT112 or permission of instructor.(4 credits)
  • Advanced Statistical Methods

    Advanced Statistical Methods

    Further topics in probability and statistics selected from: multiple regression, ANOVA, non-linear regression, covariance, collinearity, time series and auto-correlation.Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT116 or 117 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
  • Differential Equations

    Differential Equations

    A study of the elementary theory, methods of solution, and applications of differential equations, which may include topics such as first order ordinary differential equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, series solutions, variation of parameters, Laplace Transforms, linear systems, partial differential equations, and Fourier Series.Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT211 or permission of department chair.(3 credits)
  • Probability and Statistics I

    Probability and Statistics I

    A post-calculus course in probability and statistics, which develops the theory of discrete and continuous distributions, expected value, random variables and inferential statistics.Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT116 or 117, 180, 211 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
  • Probability and Statistics II

    Probability and Statistics II

    A continuation of Probability and Statistics I. Emphasis will be placed on functions of random variables and sampling distributions.Prerequisite: MAT316.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
  • Actuarial Exam Review

    Actuarial Exam Review

    This course is a comprehensive review of all materials for SOA/CAS exams. The course is tailored to the specific exam the student is planning on taking.Prerequisite: permission of chair of department.(1 credit)


  • Mathematical Association of America
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences