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Welcome to my website!

I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Valparaiso University.

Contact Info

Address: Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Gellersen Center
1900 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Office Telephone Number: 219-464-5414
Office: Gellersen Center 222
E-Mail Address: Lara (dot) Pudwell (at) valpo (dot) edu

Curriculum Vita

(last updated September 6, 2019)

Fall 2019 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:50   Math 496      
10:00-10:20 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~chapel break~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
10:30-11:20 office hours office hours office hours   office hours
11:30-12:20 Math 220 Math 131 D Math 220   Math 220
12:30-1:20 Math 131 D Math 131 D   Math 131 D
1:30-2:20 office hours office hours office hours   office hours
2:30-3:20 Math 131 F Math 131 F Math 131 F   Math 131 F
3:30-4:20 meetings (sometimes) meetings (usually)   math colloquium

Current news: (8/12/19)

What a busy summer!

In May, I was inducted as an alumna member of Valparaiso's Phi Beta Kappa chapter. I was honored, humbled, and genuinely surprised by the invitation. In June, I attended Permutation Patterns 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. In July, I was a guest faculty member at MathPath for a week. In August, I attended Mathfest in Cincinnati where I was a panelist for the Undergraduate Research SIGMAA's panel.

Fall 2019 promises lots of interesting things to do as well. I'm teaching Calculus 1 (2 sections) and Discrete Mathematics.

Michael Dorff, Allison Henrich, and I have been writing a book entitled A Mathematician's Practical Guide to Mentoring Undergraduate Research for the last five years. It's now in the final steps with MAA Press and is scheduled to be released on September 29!

Even further out, October and November will be action-packed: I'm giving a talk at Butler University in mid-October. I plan to attend the Fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America at Wabash College. Then, I'll speak in the Special Session on Patterns in Permutations at the American Mathematical Society's Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting in Gainesville, Florida. I'll also serve as an invited panelist at the DIMACS 30th anniversary conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In January 2020, I'll be at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver, Colorado, where I'll talk in the AMS Special Session on Experimental and Computer Assisted Mathematics.

Even further out, I'll be hosting the Eighteenth International Conference on Permutation Patterns at Valparaiso June 29-July 3, 2020.

This site created and maintained by Lara Pudwell (Lara (dot) Pudwell (at) valpo (dot) edu).
Last updated 6 September 2019.