Randall L. Crist, MS, PhD
Randall L. Crist, MS, PhD

Randall L. Crist, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • Mathematics


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • All upper division courses except number theory and combinatorics
  • Core courses for Arts and Sciences (Calculus courses and MTH 205)

Publications and Presentations


  • Crist, R. Local automorphisms, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 128, 1409-1414, 2000


  • Phi Beta Kappa Forum on the Future of Education, September 23, 2015, “MOOCs and other educational fauna of the future.” With Gintaras Duda., 2015
  • AEA Time Out for Lunch Forum on the Project Based Learning, panel member, September 22, 2015, 2015
  • Integrating first year physics and mathematics through project-based learning. Presentation at MAA Mathfest conference. Joint work with Gintaras Duda., 2015
  • Creighton Physics Seminar, October 5, 2013, “Quantum Computing”., 2013

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Quantum information theory, operator algebras

Current Research Projects

  • Primary focus is quantum information theory, especially the use of various types of entropy in connection with quantum key distributions, and other applications of entropy.