Currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Data Science and as the Director of the Data Science Program in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, Laramie Paxton has been a mathematics educator since 2002. He works to reduce math anxiety, make mathematics more accessible, and support students in each step of the learning process. His research interests lie in image analysis, medical imaging, statistical shape analysis, geometric measure theory, and mathematics education.
He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington State University and an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of West Florida. He completed a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan and also holds mathematics and multiple subjects teaching credentials from California State University-Monterey Bay. Prior to his graduate work, Laramie taught middle school and community college mathematics for nearly nine years. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, especially going for hikes with his dog.