Division of Science





Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5346
Fax: (212) 650-6294


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all Mathematics Department operations are being performed remotely, including instruction.

The main department telephone lines at (212)650-5346,7 are being transferred to a personal phone outside the college and will be answered M-F, roughly between 9am and 6pm.

Preferably, email your concerns and questions to math@ccny.cuny.edu, which is also being monitored.

Staff members and administrators are either forwarding their telephone lines or monitoring their campus voicemail on a regular basis.

The Assistant Chair, Prof. Bak, and the Department Advisor for non-majors, Mr. Park and Mr. Turner, are holding regular online advising hours during which you can contact them in real time. The details of these can be found on our Administration page which can be accessed via the left side bar or you can click here.

Instructor office hours are also being held remotely. You can either visit the individual instructor's page for details, or look at the master list by clicking here.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing each other in person once again.

Dr. Jesse Douglas

Jesse Douglas

Jesse Douglas won the Belden Medal in his first year at City College. He then continued to win the Fields Medal in 1936. In 1930, he was honored in 1930 for solving the problem of Plateau, which was an open problem proposed by Joseph-Louis Lagrange in 1760. Jesse Douglas became a full professor at City College in 1955.

He graduated with honors from City College (1916) and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University (1920).