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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 June 30, 2018)

Summer 2018 Schedule

My schedule varies from week to week. The best way to find me is email.

Current news: (4/28/18)

Summer "break"? The upcoming months are more like this spiked math comic. Just as busy, but a change of focus.

I'm the 2018-2019 chair of the Indiana Section of the MAA. I'm working hard behind the scenes with our awesome exec board and committees to plan for the coming year. I'm particularly excited about the speaker lineup for our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 meetings.

I'm coordinating the 2018 Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians (VERUM) program this summer and am excited for this year's VERUM participants to be in Valparaiso for June and July. In addition, most of the Valpo students from my 2017-2018 academic year research team will be around during summer 2018 to continue their project.

I'm on the steering committee for the International Conference on Permutation Patterns, which takes place at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in July this year. I'm looking forward to presenting there and will bring a team of students with me.

I plan to attend Mathfest 2018 in Denver in August. There, I'll be a panelist for a Project NExT panel on "Engaging Students in Undergraduate Research: The Role of Effective Advising".

In other news, Michael Dorff, Allison Henrich, and I are writing a book entitled Jump in! A Mathematician's Practical Guide to Mentoring Undergraduate Research that's nearing completion after several years of work. You can get a preview in the paper Successfully Mentoring Undergraduates in Research: A How To Guide for Mathematicians, which was published in PRIMUS last year.

For fall 2018, I'm teaching Calculus 1 (two sections) and Combinatorics 1.

This site created and maintained by Lara Pudwell (Lara (dot) Pudwell (at) valpo (dot) edu).
Last updated 30 June 2018.