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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 July 7, 2019)

Summer 2019 Schedule

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

Current news: (6/10/19)

Busy spring, busy summer, busy fall...

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.

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 should come out later this year (hopefully in September)!

I just finished my 2018-2019 term as chair of the Indiana Section of the MAA at the conclusion of our spring Section meeting in early April. What a whirlwind of a year! One of several items I'm happy to have accomplished with the Executive Board this year is highlighted in the April/May 2019 issue of MAA Focus. Check it out:

In June, I will attend Permutation Patterns 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. In July, I'll be a guest faculty member at MathPath for a week. In August, I'll attend Mathfest in Cincinnati where I will be a panelist for the Undergraduate Research SIGMAA's panel.

Even further out, October and November will be action-packed: 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.

For Fall 2019, I'll be teaching Calculus 1 (2 sections) and Discrete Mathematics.

This site created and maintained by Lara Pudwell (Lara (dot) Pudwell (at) valpo (dot) edu).
Last updated 24 June 2019.