University Communications

New assoc. professor of math Ileana Ionascu

Ileana Ionaşcu, Ph.D., has joined Immaculata University’s Mathematics, Computing Sciences, and Physics Department as an associate professor of mathematics. She is currently teaching classes in calculus and probability and statistics.

Before coming to Immaculata, Dr. Ionaşcu taught at Philadelphia University, Houston Baptist University, Ursinus College, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Waterloo, and the University of New Hampshire. She has 27 years of experience teaching a variety of mathematics courses, including classes for math majors, such as calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, complex variables, and discrete mathematics; as well as classes supporting the liberal arts, including math for critical thinking, finite mathematics, and college algebra. She is doing research in operator theory, with a focus on reflexive operators, and she has presented her findings in scholarly articles and numerous presentations in Canada, Romania, and the U.S.

Dr. Ionaşcu has performed extensive professional service, including assisting Philadelphia University with obtaining accreditation for two engineering programs, organizing and providing tutoring, participating in various educational committees, assisting a local high school in math training for their junior level students, and serving as a referee for three mathematics journals.

Dr. Ionaşcu earned her master’s at the University of Bucharest in Romania, writing a thesis on Fixed Point Theorems for Invariant Subspaces. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of New Hampshire, with specialization in functional analysis, operator theory, C*-algebras, and matrix theory, and with a minor area in homological algebra.

“I am so happy to join such an enthusiastic group of true professionals! I look forward to working again with math majors, and my students are really nice!” Dr. Ionaşcu commented.