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

Contacting the Mathematics Department

Mathematics Department operations and instruction are mostly being performed in-person, but due to the ongoing public health risks there are still some remote components.

The Math Department's main telephone lines, at (212) 650-5346 and 5347, are being answered Monday through Thursday by in office staff in NAC 8/133. Hours of operation for all days are from 9am - 5pm.

On Fridays, however, the staff will continue to operate remotely. As a result, calls to the department should then be directed to (347) 961-7667, which will generally be answered 9am-5pm.

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

Contacting Advisors and Program Administrators

During January, advising will be handled online.

For questions concerning registration, e.g. possible overtallies, please email the Math Dept at math@ccny.cuny.edu. In addition to indicating your preferred sections(s) for the course you are looking for, please be sure to include your Empl ID and telephone number (for a quicker back and forth about available sections). Your email will be forwarded to an advisor.

For questions about changing a Major or Minor, you should get a response from the Assistant Chair, Prof. Joseph Bak, who advises undergraduate Mathematics majors. Prof Bak usually responds in a day or so.

The Administrators page lists administrators and advisors in the department together with some information about how to contact our administrators. This page can also be reached by clicking “Administation” on the menu at left.

Professors Jorgenson and Chinta are co-Chairs of the Mathematics Master's program. It is best to contact them by writing to mathgradchair@ccny.cuny.edu.

Contacting instructors

Information about individual instructors is available on our People page.

Dr. Jesse Douglas

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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 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).