Associate Professor of MathematicsErin Militzer

Office: ASC 2042
Phone: (231) 591-5876


Dr. Erin Militzer received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Central Michigan University in 2004. In the summer of 2004, Erin was an EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Fellow at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She entered graduate school at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2004. During her tenure at UK, she was granted a fellowship through the National Science Foundation as an Algebra Cubed Fellow and a mentor to the 2008 EDGE class at Pomona College in California. Her thesis is in Complex Analysis and her advisor was Dr. James Brennan. In 2010, Erin joined the Mathematics Department at the University of Arizona as a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow. At Arizona, she became interested in the education of both pre-service and in-service teachers and taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses. In the summer of 2012, she was a faculty mentor for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates project at Central Michigan University called "Cops and Robbers on Graphs." Erin applied for the position at Ferris State University and received a tenure-track position in the fall of 2014.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Kentucky
  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Kentucky
  • B.S., Mathematics, Central Michigan University


Militzer, E., Patton, L. J., Spitkovsky, I. M., and Tsai, M.-C. Numerical ranges of 4-by-4 nilpotent matrices: flat portions on the boundary. Operator Theory Adv. Appl., Accepted May 2016.

Militzer, E. and Razzaghi, M. Basic Statistics 2nd Edition. Kendal Hunt, 2016. Print.

Brennan, J. E. and Militzer, E. R. (2011). Lp Bounded Point Evaluations for the Polynomials and Uniform Rational Approximation. Algebra and Analysis, St. Petersburg Math J., 22 (1), 41-52.

Berkesh, C., Ginn, J., Haller, E. Militzer, E. R. (2003). A Survey of Relative Difference Sets. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Math Journal, 4 (2).

Employed at Ferris since 2014