Jim Hartman

Jim Hartman

Adjunct Professor - Mathematics

Office: Taylor 305
Phone: 330-263-2239
Email: hartman@wooster.edu


  • B.S., Manchester College 1975
  • M.S., Michigan State University 1981
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 1981

Courses Taught

  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry
  • Calculus with Algebra A and B
  • Linear Algebra
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Complex Analysis
  • Functions of a Complex Variable
  • Probability and Statistics I and II
  • Basic Statistics
  • Real Analysis I and II
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • First Year Seminar

Recently Advised Senior Theses

  • WWTS: Inclusion of Blocking Power for a Complete Voting Power Analysis in the IMF (Shiwani Varal, Math and Political Science, 2018).
  • Fractals and Fractal Time Series (Sonia Malik, 2018)
  • Understanding Municipal Bond Ratings Using Ordered Multinomial Logistic Regression (Than Phuong Nguyen, Math and Business Economics, 2018)
  • Holding Hands Against the Unknown: Using Markov Chains to Model Informal Insurance Arrangements in Developing Countries (Sayantan Mitra, Math and Economics, 2016).
  • Hall of Fame Classification Using Logistic Regression Analysis (Rob Handloser, 2016)
  • Modifying the Virasoro-Shapiro Amplitude to Correspond to the Blueball Trajectory (Brian Maddock, Math and Physics, 2015)
  • Glory, Glory Fan United! A Study of the Relationship Between Fan Loyalty and Team Performance in English Premier League Football (Priyanka Datta, Math and Economics, 2015)
  • Modeling Crime Using Social Interaction (Daniel Miller, Math and Economics, 2015)
  • Beyond β: An Analysis of Alternative Risk Measures (Jai Kedia, Math and Business Economics)
  • A Bayesian Model of Fertility Decisions in Relationship to Female Labor Force Participation (Rebecca Wardrop, 2014)
  • Applying Markov Chains to Baseball (Jarrod Mancine, 2014)
  • Mistletoe Marketing: An Analysis of How Christmas Stimuli Affect Consumer Behavior (Julia Land, 2014)
  • The Black-Scholes Options Pricing Model and its Implications on the Underlying Security Market (Steve Hagen, Math and Business Economics, 2014)
  • Only for Honest Men: A Survey of Voting Theory (Anna Easterday, 2013)
  • A Study of Modern Geometries and Felix Klein's Erlanger (Ashley Stopka, Math and Chinese, 2013)
  • Exercise Intention and Motivation Intrapersonal Relationships, Feedback and Personality (Kendal Wong, Math and Psychology, 2013)
  • Let's Get in the Modd: An Exploration and Implementation of Data Mining Techniques to Predict Mood Based on Musical Propertis of Songs (Sarah Smith-Polderman, 2013)
  • Optimizing Integer Arithmetic for Public Key Cryptography (Spencer Hall, Math and Computer Science, 2013)
  • Is Efficiency Optional? A study regarding the binomial options pricing model, transactions costs, and the implications of options on market efficiency (Andrew Licking, Math and Business Economics, 2012)
  • Data Mining and Its Applications (Yanlong Hu, Math and CS, 2012)
  • Two-person Zero-sum Game Theory: Batter vs. Pitcher (Josh Stidham, 2012)
  • Multivariate Statistics (Joshua Dailey, 2012)
  • Monte Carlo Simulations of the Clumpy Torus in Active Galactic Nuclei (Joshua Dailey, 2012)
  • Fish On: A Study of Nonlinear Elasticity and Tensors (Noah Hartley-Shepherd, 2011)
  • Bayesian Statistics: An Alternative Method to Insurance Pricing Practice (Wenyuan Wu, Math and Economics, 2011)
  • What are the Chances? A Study of Probability Functions and Their Theory (Andrew Sage, 2007)
  • Option Valuation and The Binomial Approach (Daniel Tzonev, 2004)

Recent Publications

  • To Each Their Own: Students Asking Questions Through Individualized Math Projects, S.A. Cook, J. Hartman, P.B. Pierce & N.S. Seaders, PRIMUS, Volume 27, Iss. 2, 2017.
  • Preservers of eigenvalue inclusion sets, with Herman, Aaron and Li, Chi-Kwong, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Volume 433, issue 5, October 15, 2010, 1038-1051.
  • Computing Definite integrals using the Definition, The College Mathematics Journal, Volume 41, Number 1, January 2010.
  • Frozen in Time, APCentral, July 2004.
  • Some Thoughts on 2003 Calculus AB Question 6, with Riddle, Larry, APCentral, June 2003.
  • Problem #726 Solution, The College Mathematics Journal, Volume 34, No. 3, May 2003.

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Mathematical Association of America