Faculty Name

Naiomi Cameron, Ph.D.


Chair of Math, Professor



Office Location

Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center 345


Ph.D., B.S., Howard University


Dr. Naiomi Cameron is a mathematician specializing in enumerative and algebraic combinatorics. She shares her love of mathematics through teaching undergraduate courses like calculus, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, combinatorics and number theory, as well as through her mentoring of undergraduate research experiences. She is a proud HBCU alum, having received both her Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in mathematics from Howard University.

Over the course of her academic career, Dr. Cameron has served on the faculty of Harvey Mudd College, Occidental College and Lewis & Clark College, including two years as associate dean. She is passionate about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the mathematical community through teaching, research and service, and she is honored to continue her passion at Spelman.

Courses Taught

Accelerated Pre-calculus
Foundations of Mathematics

Research Interests

Enumerative and algebraic combinatorics, number theory


N. Cameron, M. Kemp*, S. Maslak*, G. Melamed*, R. Moy, J. Pham* and A. Wei*, Shabat polynomials and monodromy groups of trees uniquely determined by ramification type, "INVOLVE, a Journal of Mathematics", 12:5 (2019),

N. Cameron, K. Killpatrick,Inversion generating functions for signed pattern avoiding permutations, "Electronic Journal of Combinatorics", 24(1) (2017), \#P1.39.

N. Cameron, J. McLeod, Returns and hills on generalized Dyck paths, "Journal of Integer Sequences", 19 (2016), Article 16.6.1.

N. Cameron, K. Killpatrick, Inversion polynomials for permutations avoiding consecutive patterns, "Advances in Applied Mathematics", 67 (2015), 20–35.

N. Cameron, L. Matthews, A Motzkin variation on the tennis ball problem, "Ars Combinatoria" 114 (2014), 145–152.

N. Cameron, K. Killpatrick, Symmetry and log-concavity results for statistics on Fibonacci tableaux, "Annals of Combinatorics", 17 (2013), no. 4, 603-618.

N. Cameron, A. Yip*, Hankel determinants of sums of consecutive Motzkin numbers, "Linear Algebra and its Applications", 434 (2011), 712–722.

A. Benjamin, N. Cameron, J. Quinn, C. Yerger*, Catalan determinants--a combinatorial approach, "Congressus Numerantum", Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and their Application, Vol. 200 (2010), 169–177.

N. Cameron, K. Killpatrick, k-ribbon Fibonacci tableaux, "Discrete Mathematics", 309 (2009),no. 4, 721--740.

A. Benjamin, N. Cameron, J. Quinn, Fibonacci determinants--a combinatorial approach, "The Fibonacci Quarterly", 45.1 (2007), 39-55.

N. Cameron, K. Killpatrick, Domino Fibonacci tableaux, Electronic Journal of "Combinatorics", 13 (2006), no. 1, Research Paper 45, 29 pp.

A. Benjamin, N. Cameron, Counting on determinants, "Amer. Math. Monthly", 112, (2005), 481–492.

N. Cameron, A. Nkwanta, Elements of pseudo-order two in the Riordan group, "Journal of Integer Sequences", Vol. 8 (2005), Issue 3, Article 05.3.7.

N. Cameron, The combinatorics of even trees, "Congressus Numerantium", {117} (2000), 129-143.