Shawn J. Chiappetta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. Shawn Chiappetta is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sioux Falls. In his current position, Chiappetta teaches courses in numerical methods, differential equations, real analysis and discrete mathematics, as well as many service courses for a variety of majors.

Chiappetta has been with USF since the fall of 2003. His primary research areas of interest include numerical analysis of PDEs and parallel computing. Chiappetta is a MAA Project NExT Fellow and currently co-organizes the North Central Section NExT activities. He has given multiple presentations regarding teaching mathematics and the use of technology in teaching mathematics. At USF, he received the 2007 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award and served as Faculty Chairperson.

Before joining USF, Chiappetta held Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Carthage College.

Chiappetta received his B.A. in mathematics and accounting from Carthage College, his M.S. in mathematics from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2009
  • M.S., Mathematics, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 1998
  • B.A., Mathematics and Accounting, Carthage College, 1996

Courses Taught

  • MAT111 - Elementary Algebra
  • MAT112 - College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MAT113 - College Algebra
  • MAT114 - Functions
  • MAT151 - Nature of Mathematics
  • MAT202 - Finite Math
  • MAT204 - Calculus I
  • MAT205 - Calculus II
  • MAT222 - Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • MAT233 - Statistics
  • MAT300 - Numerical Methods
  • MAT304 - Linear Algebra
  • MAT310 - Calculus III
  • MAT311 - Differential Equations
  • MAT320 - Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MAT491 - Independent Study
  • MAT482 - Senior Seminar II
  • MAT283 - Art of Thinking
  • MAT270 - Statistics and MathematicalFunctions
  • BUS382 - Management Control Systems
  • ACC228 - Accounting for Decision Making
  • ART294 - Art & Cultural Travel
  • COM201 - Introduction to Computer ScienceI
  • COM230 - Computer Systems Architecture
  • COM202 - Intro to Computer Science II
  • COM315 - Organization of ProgrammingLanguages
  • MAT207 - Introduction to Data Science
  • COM205 - Intro to Computer Science I
  • COM310 - Information Systems Analysis
  • COM340 - Algorithms
  • EDU650 - Educational Statistics
  • COM322 - Operating Systems
  • COM320 - Computer Organization & DigitalLogic
  • MAT306 - Logic and Discrete Mathematics
  • COM390 - Special Topics in ComputerApplication

Professional Memberships

Mathematical Association of America

The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business and industry. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.


  • Numerical Analysis / Parallel Algorithms / Differential Equations