Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: ext. 2496

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., Montana State University, 2012
  • M.S., Utah State University, 2005
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 2001
  • A.S., Dixie College, 1996


Dr. Buhanan began his college education at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. After finishing an AS degree he spent almost two years in Brazil. He then studied mathematics and philosophy at Brigham Young University where he received a BS in mathematics with a minor in logic. He attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he received his MS in mathematics. He spent a year teaching mathematics at a small college in Hawaii. He then attended Montana State University, where he received his PhD. He enjoys teaching mathematics at all levels of the college curriculum.

At Centenary University, Dr. Buhanan is involved with the math tutoring center in downtown Hackettstown. He is actively involved in research and continually looking for ways to involve Centenary students in his work.

In his spare time Dr. Buhanan can be found wandering hiking trails.


My interests lie in the field of dynamical systems. My thesis work centered on several results regarding cocyclic subshifts, which are generalizations of sofic shifts.  I am interested in a wide variety of problems in related areas of topological dynamics, algebra, and theoretical computer science.

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