Dr. Aaron Cinzori

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair
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Aaron began at Hope in fall 2001 after three years as a professor at Allegheny College. He is currently the chair of the Department of Mathematics. The focus of his research over the past few years has been in an area of pure mathematics in which he and his students work to understand the properties of piece-wise linear spirals. The specific mathematics used for these problems come from linear algebra, infinite series and complex analysis.

AREAS OF expertise

He was trained in a field that borders both pure and applied mathematics called "ill-posed problems." This field considers the underlying mathematics in such things as CAT scanners or temperature probes. For problems such as these, he uses the mathematics that he teaches in his numerical analysis, differential equations and linear algebra courses. More recently, his research has moved toward pure mathematics. He also helps direct the department's actuarial preparation program. Before he became a professor, he worked for a time as a commodities analyst.


  • Ph.D., mathematics, Michigan State University, 1998
  • M.A., mathematics, Michigan State University, 1993
  • B.A./B.S., English and mathematics, Michigan State University, 1990 

HONORS and awards

  • Past winner of the Mary J. DeYoung Natural and Applied Science Division Faculty Mentoring, Advising and Teaching Award
  • Student presentations at conferences such as American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematicians.
  • His students have won awards for publication of research completed under his direction

published work

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When he's not at Hope, Aaron spends the majority of his time having fun with his wife and children. He enjoys playing obscure board games, riding his bicycle, reading and singing in his church choir, but not all at the same time.

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Dr. Aaron Cinzori

Phone Number616.395.7528

VanderWerf-Room 216 27 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423-3617