Joshua Sasmor PhD
Joined Seton Hill
Contact Info


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida, 1991


  • “Difficulties in Complex Multiplication and Exponentiation”, April 21, 2010, published in the Cornell University Electronic pre-print server (the ArXiv) online.
  • "Fractals for Functions with Rational Exponent", Computers and Graphics, Elsevier Publishing, Volume 28, Issue 4, August 2004, pp 601-615.


  • Kappa Mu Epsilon, Pennsylvania Upsilon Chapter, Faculty Sponsor
  • Faculty Sponsor for the Seton Hill University Math Club
  • Mathematics Association of America [More Information]


  • Sasmor, Joshua C. “On Taylor Polynomials with Rational Coefficients”, April 7, 2018, presented at the Allegheny Mountain Section conference of the Mathematics Association of America.
  • Sasmor, Joshua C. and Ryan, Justin. “What does the Julia set for $f(z) = z^{5/2} + \frac{1}{2} - \frac{i}{10}$ really look like?” I presented the results from this paper at the Allegheny Mountain Section conference of the Mathematics Association of America on April 10, 2010, and at the national Mathematics Association of America Conference (MathFest) on August 7, 2010.
  • Sasmor, Joshua C. "Problems with Complex Exponentials and Fractals", 75th annual Mathematics Association of America conference, University of Pittsburgh, April 2008.
  • Sasmor, Joshua C. "Mathematics Education: Are We Relevant?", Fourth Annual Conference for Mathematics Educators, Robert Morris University (Moon Township, PA), November 1999


  • Served as Department Coordinator: Mathematics and Actuary Science: 2016-present,
  • Served as Faculty Senate President, July 2012 - June 2016
  • Served as Committee Monitor and member of the Faculty Senate Executive committee: August 2004 - June 2012, 2018-present
  • AP Exam grader for calculus, each summer 2010 through 2018.