Name: James E. Helmreich
Title: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office Location: Hancock Center 3046
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2615
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

B.A. Bowdoin College (Mathematics, Economics)
M.A. University of Maryland (Mathematical Logic)
Ph.D. University of Maryland (Mathematical Logic)
M.S. SUNY at Albany (Statistics)


Jim Helmreich majored in mathematics and economics at Bowdoin College, received a MA and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, and a MS in Statistics from The State University of New York at Albany. He served two years in the Central African Republic as a Peace Corps volunteer and also taught high school mathematics in New Hampshire. While his original mathematical training was as a logician, more recently he has worked in various areas in statistics, especially methods for adjusting for potential bias in observational studies. He is interested in all aspects of undergraduate mathematical education. A version of a current working paper may be found here. Mr. Helmreich lives in the town of Milan in Northern Dutchess County with his wife Meg, daughter Rae, a dog, three cats, fish and mice (the latter uninvited). He enjoys gardening, biking, swimming, and reading a good book, especially science fiction and natural history. He also has recently made good on a promise he made himself years ago and is learning to play the banjo.


Enhancing Dependent Sample Analyses with Graphics, Journal of Statistics Education Volume 17, Number 1 (March 2009). PSAgraphics: An R Package to Support Propensity Score Analysis, Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 29, Issue 6 (Feb 2009). Expansion of Ultrahomogeneous Graphs, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic (1995).

Research Interests:

Statistics,  R,  Pedagogy




Office Hours Fall 2018

  • Monday 9:30 - 10:45
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 12:15
  • Thursday 9:30 - 10:45
  • Friday 11:00 - 12:15

Other hours available by appointment.  I am usually in my office and available on these four days until 2 or 3 PM, feel free to stop by.

Students Fall 2018: The syllabi for my fall courses will be available at my personal website (link above).

Advisees: Please come by anytime during office hours to discuss Fall 2018/Spring 2019 (or your program in general). You do not need to make an appointment unless office hours do not work, in which case contact me to arrange another meeting time.