Mathematics Faculty

    Lydia Maynard

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics

      Phone: (845) 848-6010
      Office: Prusmack Center 308

      B.S. – Virginia Tech (Mathematics)
      M.A. – Virginia Tech (Education)
      Ph.D. – Teachers College, Columbia University (Mathematics Education)

      Dr. Lydia Maynard joined the mathematics department at Dominican University in 2012 after earning her doctorate in Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. During the time she was working on her degree, she worked as an adjunct instructor in Manhattan at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

      Beyond the classroom, Dr. Maynard’s interests include community service and music. She has traveled to Honduras, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Mexico to volunteer with local groups. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on two separate occasions — to Philadelphia and Baltimore, to help construct affordable housing for families in need. She has also volunteered with Dominican University students to go on Midnight Runs to bring food to the homeless on the streets of Manhattan. She also directs the a capella group on campus, Pitches and Cream. The group has performed at various school events, a Rockland Boulders game and even at a Mets game at Citifield. 

        Margaret E. Mulligan

        Assistant Professor of Mathematics

          Phone: (845) 848-6012
          Office: Prusmack Center 308

          B.S. – Mathematics: University of Scranton
          M.S. – Mathematics: Seton Hall University

          Professor Mulligan has been a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department since 2002. She came to the college from the corporate world.

          After graduating from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Magna cum laude, she worked at Bellcore (now Ericsson Technologies) for 12 years. As a Member of Technical Staff, she worked in the software division supporting outside plant engineers in the various telephone companies. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Seton Hall University, graduating with honors.  

          Professor Mulligan began at Dominican University as an adjunct instructor in January 1990 teaching Statistics in the Weekend College Program. She then taught the basic Math sequence in the ACCEL program for many years.

          In addition to her degrees, Professor Mulligan holds NYS Teacher Certification for grades 7-12. She has been both a middle school and high school substitute teacher and taught as a long-term substitute for 5th grade and Advanced Math for eighth graders.

            Jennifer Sassano

            Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator Mathematics Program & Director of Math & Sciences Division

              Phone: (845) 848-6014
              Office: Prusmack Center 308

              B.A. – SUNY, Potsdam
              M.A. – SUNY, Potsdam
              Ed.D. – Mathematics: Teachers College, Columbia University

              Dr. Sassano earned a combined BA/MA in Mathematics, summa cum laude, as an undergraduate at SUNY Potsdam.  Following graduation, she taught junior high and high school mathematics for two years, earning permanent NYS teaching certification for Math 7-12.  She then completed two years of graduate work and teaching at SUNY Binghamton before accepting a teaching position at Dominican University in 1992.  While teaching at Dominican, she earned a doctorate in the College Teaching of an Academic Subject (Mathematics) from Teachers College, Columbia University.

              Dr. Sassano teaches a variety of classes, including those in the Algebra/Calculus sequence and in the History of Mathematics. She also designed the Discrete Math class for the department. In 2007 she became the Mathematics Coordinator for the University and in 2023 she became the Director of Math & Sciences Division.  Dr. Sassano oversees the Mathematics Placement Examinations for the University.  She is also the Faculty Sponsor for the University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.


                Veronica Glynn

                Administrative Assistant

                  Phone: (845) 848-6006
                  Office: Prusmack Center 308


                    Jovan Žigić

                    Instructor of Mathematics and Physics

                      Phone: (845) 848-6015
                      Office: Prusmack Center 308
                      Area(s) of Specialization: Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology