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Idaho State University

Department Advisors

The advisors listed below are the default department advisors for major/minor. However, students are welcome to select any graduate faculty member, in the department, as an advisor. If selecting an alternate faculty member to serve as your advisor, the faculty member should first agree to serve as your advisor. To see who our graduate faculty members are, please visit our graduate faculty page at: Graduate Faculty

Statistics and general advising:

Dr. DeWayne Derryberry

Department Chair

(208) 282-4474


Mathematics and general advising:

Dr. Tracy Payne

Undergraduate Director

(208) 282-3650


Applied Mathematics: 

Dr. Xiaoxia 'Jessica' Xie 

(208) 282-2573   


Secondary Education Math Majors:

Dr. Cathy Kriloff

(208) 282-3093

To meet with one of these advisors, please call or email to schedule a time to meet with him or her. Students must first meet with an advisor to declare a major, minor or associates degree, in the department. 

In addition to individual advising sessions, each fall and spring semester our advisors hold an open advising meeting for students who are interested in a major or minor in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics and current majors who have questions. The date and time will be posted here and on flyers in the department.