Joined Seton Hill
Plum, PA
Contact Info

Dr. Jared "Jay" Burns (or 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. By 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. Now, Dr. B continues to promote mathematics as the "study of the patterns of the universe", and encourages excellence in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Science and all quantitative methods. As a follower of Christ, Dr. B enjoys serving in church, the community, various ministries, and helping with nonprofits as his favorite sources of enjoyment during free time. He is also very involved in Karate (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.


  • Burke, A., Burns, J., Chakraborty, S., Saha, T., & Borsch, D. (2022) Journal of Education and Health Promotion, June 2022
  • 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)


  • Second Vice Chair: Allegheny Mountain Section of Mathematical Association of America (2023-present)
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member: Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Communicating Secretary & Co-Advisor: Kappa Mu Epsilon Upsilon Chapter (National Mathematics Honor Society)
  • Advisor: Seton Hill University Martial Arts Club
  • Co-Advisor: Seton Hill Math Club


  • Keynote Speaker: "Artificially Inspired: More Human Than Human" (2024, April) Seton Hill University University. AI Conference.
  • Invited Speaker: "AI in STEM" (2024, Jan.) Penn State New Kensington. Future Readiness Workshops [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2024, April) Math and AI: A Curse or Magical Combination?!? Presented at the Allegheny Mountain Section meeting of the Mathematics Association of America.
  • Burns, J. (2023, Oct) ChatGPT Integrations and Analytics for Beginners. Presented at the Penn State 2023 Education Vanguard: Building the Education of the Future Together Conference.
  • Keynote Speaker: "AI in the World of Nutrition" (2023, Nov.) Seton Hill University. Nutrition and Dietetics Conference.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Learning as an Adventure" (2022, Nov.) Saint Vincent University. Schooling Your Way Conference.
  • Burns, J. (2022, April) A Case For The Obvious. Presented at the Allegheny Mountain Section meeting of the Mathematics Association of America.
  • Billeck B., Burns J., Torpey, C., and Vincent M. (2021 April) An Analysis of Anxiety, Study Habits, and Retention of Math Skills Versus Standardized and Placement Exam Scores. Presented at the Seton Hill University Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Burns, J. (2021, April) Using Google Sheets for Advising. Presented at the Seton Hill University Professional Development Technology and Advising miniconference.
  • Burns, J. (2021, April) Lessons from Mentoring Student Research. Presented at the Allegheny Mountain Section meeting of the Mathematics Association of America.
  • 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


  • Mental Health First Aid


  • Chair: Mathematics Program Review 2022-2023
  • Chair: Mathematics Program Review 2018-2019
  • Chair: Scholarship Committee (August 2022-Present)
  • Chair: Professional Development Committee, Seton Hill University (August 2017-August 2021)
  • Member: Faculty Senate Executive Committee (August 2018-present)
  • Program Coordinator: Data Science, Data Analytics, Computer Science (Jan. 2022-Present)
  • Member: 2020 Middle State Steering Committee, Seton Hill University
  • Class of 2020 Co-Advisor