# Welcome New Faculty!

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics welcomes three new faculty members: Marius Radulescu, Sheila Gudehithlu, & Antonio Mastroberardino. Read more about their educational background and research interests.

## Sheila Gudehithlu

Ms. Gudehithlu has undergraduate and M.S. degrees in Statistics from UIUC. After completing these degrees, Ms. Gudehithlu worked in industry as well as serving as an intern at NIH. More recently Ms. Gudehithlu has returned to teaching statistics and she joins us after serving as an adjunct instructor at several Chicago area institutions.

## Marius Radulescu

Mr. Radulescu holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest and pursued graduate studies in Mathematics at the same institution and at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy. He also has a M.A. degree in Education and a M.S. degree in Mathematics from Chicago State University.

Mr. Radulescu has an extensive background in teaching in the Chicago area at high school, college and university levels. He holds an Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsements for Mathematics and Secondary Education. Before joining the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Loyola University Chicago, he taught at Chicago State University, Truman College, Daley College and Morgan Park Academy. In 2015, Mr. Radulescu was nominated as a recipient of The University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

Mr. Radulescu's research interests are in the area of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Primarily, he is interested in the study of algebraic vector bundles over elliptic fibrations.

## Antonio Mastroberardino

Dr. Mastroberardino has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from SUNY Buffalo. He joins us from Penn State Erie where he spent nine years on the faculty teaching a wide variety of courses.

His research interests include tear film dynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematical biology and differential equations.