David Hunter, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Office Location

Winter Hall 303

Office Available

Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:20 pm

Thursday: 2:00 - 4:40 pm


Algebraic Topology
Data Science

Research Interests
  • Applications of algebra, geometry, and topology to computing and data 
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Applied Statistics

Dr. Hunter graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and completed a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Virginia. He has taught at Westmont since 2000. His publications include a book, Essentials of Discrete Mathematics, and numerous journal articles such as How rare is symmetry in 12-tone musical rows?, Better Estimates from Binned Income Data: Interpolated CDFs and Mean-Matching, and New metrics for evaluating home plate umpire consistency and accuracy. He has co-directed Westmont in Mexico and enjoys running Santa Barbara’s trails, cheering for the Cubs, and cooking.