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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 February 24, 2018)

Spring 2018 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00-10:20 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~chapel break~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
10:30-11:20 Math 132 B office hours Math 132 B Math 132 B (10:30-11:45) Math 132 B
11:30-12:20   Math 260 A   Math 132 C (12:00-1:15)  
12:30-1:20 Math 132 C   Math 132 C Math 132 C
1:30-2:20 office hours Math 260 B office hours office hours (1:30-3:00) office hours
3:30-4:20         math colloquium

Current news: (1/1/18)

I been writing a lot lately! 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 last year.

For spring 2018, I'm teaching Calculus 2 (two sections) and Linear systems and matrices (two sections).

Looking ahead, 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. I also plan to attend the International Conference on Permutation Patterns at Dartmouth College in July.

For 2017-2018, I'm the vice chair of the Indiana Section of the MAA, and I'll be chair for 2018-2019. I plan to attend the spring meeting of the Indiana Section (actually a trisection meeting of Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan), which will conveniently be at Valparaiso in March.

I'm also coordinating the 2018 Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians (VERUM) program this summer and am excitedly making preparations for that.

In other words, there's plenty of fun things to keep one busy around here.

This site created and maintained by Lara Pudwell (Lara (dot) Pudwell (at) valpo (dot) edu).
Last updated 24 February 2018.