Mathematics Faculty

    Kathleen Conlon Hinge

    Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Science Department Coordinator

      Phone: (845) 848-6008
      Email: kathleen.hinge@dc.edu
      Office: Prusmack Center 308

      B.S. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      M.S. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Ph.D. – Mechanical Engineering: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      Kathleen Hinge joined the Dominican College faculty after a 20-year engineering career, emphasizing mathematical modeling and computer simulation of the structural behavior of machine elements and systems. She has published patent applications and received an NSF fellowship. By virtue of her corporate engineering experience, she is role model and mentor to students pursuing the Pre-Engineering Option in Mathematics (the 5-year sequence that leads to a BA in Mathematics from Dominican College and a BE in Engineering from Manhattan College).

      Dr. Hinge teaches General Physics (I and II), where she emphasizes hands-on laboratory work to engage students actively in the discovery and understanding of physical phenomena. She also teaches multiple courses in Mathematics.  In 2015, Dr. Hinge became the Science Department Coordinator. In 2016, Dr. Hinge was appointed an adjunct engineering faculty member at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy (www.johncabot.edu) where she teaches Statics and Mechanics of Materials during the summer.

      Her non-academic interests include reading, spinning and yoga (not at the same time!).

        Lydia Maynard

        Assistant Professor of Mathematics

          Phone: (845) 848-6010
          Email: lydia.maynard@dc.edu
          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 College 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 College 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
              Email: margaret.mulligan@dc.edu
              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 College 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

                  Phone: (845) 848-6014
                  Email: jennifer.sassano@dc.edu
                  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 2 years, earning permanent NYS teaching certification for Math 7-12.  She then completed 2 years of graduate work and teaching at SUNY Binghamton before accepting a teaching position at Dominican College 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 college.  Dr. Sassano oversees the Mathematics Placement Examinations for the college.  She is also the Faculty Sponsor for the college’s chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

                    Jovan Žigić

                    Lecturer in Mathematics

                      Phone: (845) 848-6015
                      Email: jovan.zigic@dc.edu
                      Office: Prusmack Center 308

                      M.S – Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
                      B.A – Mathematics (Minor: Computer Information Systems), Dominican College of Blauvelt
                      B.Comm. – Finance, University of Calgary

                      Jovan Žigić joined the Mathematics faculty at Dominican College in 2021 after earning his Master of Science degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech. His master’s thesis at Virginia Tech contributed new research to the fields of optimization and model reduction, developing a “splitting” algorithm for identifying optimized modes in low-dimensional reconstruction of nonlinear dynamical systems. Prior to Virginia Tech, Jovan worked as a substitute teacher, math instructor, and math tutor in the NYC metropolitan area after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Dominican College.

                      As a student-athlete in Track and Field and Cross-Country at Dominican College, Jovan earned All-Conference and team MVP honors in Cross-Country, received the top male senior scholar-athlete award at Dominican (4.0 GPA), and was selected as a Division II Academic All-American. He was also a Dean’s List student and competed for the Track and Field team while completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance at the University of Calgary. Outside of collegiate athletics, he earned a gold medal in the 4x400m relay and 5th place in the 800m at Serbian National Championships.

                      Jovan teaches courses in all levels of mathematics at Dominican College. Outside of Dominican, he has served as an advisor to the Virginia Tech chapter of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and was elected to a three-year term as a member of the global SIAM Education Committee to discuss policy, curricula and promotion of education in the mathematical sciences.

                        Veronica Glynn

                        Administrative Assistant

                          Phone: (845) 848-6006
                          Email: veronica.glynn@dc.edu
                          Office: Prusmack Center 308