Jonathan Zderad, Ph.D.

Jonathan Zderad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. from University of Northern Colorado
MAT from Miami University (OH)
B.S. from Taylor University


Nazareth Hall, N3046
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113



Dr. Jonathan Zderad has worked on a number of computer systems since the early 1990s including machine vision, decision-making bots, robotics, artificial intelligence and computer simulation. He was hired as a statistical programmer before coming to Northwestern. Drs. Smith and Zderad started the Computer Science major in 2013.


Prior to coming to Northwestern, Jonathan Zderad was employed as a statistician with Project Discovery Ohio, a systemic initiative to improve middle school mathematics and science instruction.

He has written several articles and presented on the integration of Christian faith and mathematics.


He and his wife April have four children: Gabriel, Josiah, Libby and Noelle.


Specialty Areas

  • Mathematics History
  • Mathematics Philosophy
  • Cellular Automaton