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Jared Burns PhD
Joined Seton Hill
Plum, PA
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Dr. Jared Burns (better known as Dr. B to his students) earned his PhD in Mathematics answering questions related to the typical movement of particles in the universe. Looking at particle movement as derivatives of certain random functions, he was able to develop research into the common theoretical processes of acceleration and velocity. Dr. B promotes mathematics as the "study of the patterns of the universe", and encourages excellence in Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science. As a follower of Christ, Dr. B enjoys serving in church, the community, various ministries, and helping with nonprofits - which are his favorite sources of enjoyment during free time. He is also involved in the Martial Arts (having practiced since 13 years of age, holding the rank of 3rd degree blackbelt). Other interests include: Art, Ancient History, Science, Theology, Philosophy, science fiction (he is a fan of superhero and comic book fiction), and general reading.


  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. Advisor: Chris Lennard. Thesis: Continuity in Banach spaces.
  • M.A. Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
  • B.Sc. Applied Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Pennsylvania.


  • J. Burns, C. Lennard, and J. Sivek. A contractive fixed point free mapping on a weakly compact convex set, Studia Math. 223 (2014), 275-283


  • Distinguished Educator Award, Seton Hill University Student Government Association (2020)
  • Distinguished Faculty Mentor of Undergraduate Mathematics Students Award, Mathematical Association of America, Allegheny Mountain Section (2019)


  • Communicating Secretary & Co-Advisor: Kappa Mu Epsilon Upsilon Chapter (National Mathematics Honor Society)
  • Advisor: Seton Hill University Martial Arts Club
  • Member: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematicians (SIAM)
  • Member: Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Co-Advisor: Seton Hill Math Club


  • MAA Sectional Meeting: Allegheny Mountain Section, Sheperd University, 7/April/2019, entitled: A Case For Generalization - Generalized Means & Calculi
  • MAA Sectional Meeting: Allegheny Mountain Section, Penn State - Behrend University, 6/April/2018, entitled: Pompeiu Derivatives
  • MAA Sectional Meeting: Allegheny Mountain Section, Duquesne University, 8/April/2017, entitled: Multiplicative Integration
  • MAA Sectional Meeting: Allegheny Mountain Section, 2/April/2016, Gannon University, entitled: Porous Sets
  • MAA Sectional Meeting: Allegheny Mountain Section, 11/April/2015, Washington and Jefferson University, entitled: Continuity in Banach spaces


  • Chair: Professional Development Committee, Seton Hill University (August 2017-present)
  • Member: Faculty Senate Executive Committee (August 2018-present)
  • Program Coordinator: Data Science: 2020-present
  • Member: 2020 Middle State Steering Committee, Seton Hill University
  • Class of 2020 Co-Advisor