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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 October 26, 2017)

Fall 2017 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00-10:20 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~chapel break~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
10:30-11:20 office hours   office hours office hours office hours
11:30-12:20 Math 131 C   Math 131 C Math 131 C (12:00-1:15) Math 131 C
1:30-2:20 Math 131 E   Math 131 E Math 131 E (1:30-2:45) Math 131 E
2:30-3:20     office hours office hours (3:00-3:30) office hours
3:30-4:20       math colloquium

Current news: (9/28/17)

What a busy summer!

I had a great time at the 15th International Conference on Permutation Patterns at Reykjavik University (Iceland) in June and at Mathfest in Chicago in July. Here's a picture of me in Iceland at the rift between the North American and Eurasian continental plates (Atlantic Ocean in the background)!

Otherwise, I've been writing! Michael Dorff, Allison Henrich, and I are writing a book on mentoring undergraduates in mathematics research. You can get a preview in the paper Successfully Mentoring Undergraduates in Research: A How To Guide for Mathematicians, which was published in PRIMUS earlier this year.

For fall 2017, I'm teaching Calculus 1 (two sections) and co-coordinating Valpo's mathematics colloquium.

Looking ahead, I plan to attend the fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the MAA on October 7, I will give a talk in Grand Valley State University's math colloquium on October 12, and I'll present in the AMS Special Session on Open and Accessible Problems for Undergraduate Research at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego in January.

This site created and maintained by Lara Pudwell (Lara (dot) Pudwell (at) valpo (dot) edu).
Last updated 26 October 2017.