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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 December 16, 2019)

Spring 2020 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:50         meetings (usually)
10:00-10:20 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~chapel break~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
10:30-11:20 Math 266   Math 266   Math 266
11:30-12:20 office hours   office hours Wente seminar office hours
1:30-2:20 Math 220 A   Math 220 A office hours (2-2:45pm) Math 220 A
2:30-3:20 Math 220 B   Math 220 B Math 496 (3-4pm) Math 220 B
3:30-4:20 meetings (sometimes)       math colloquium

Current news: (12/16/19)

Well... fall semester was certainly a whirlwind! Highlights: Over the past five years, Michael Dorff, Allison Henrich, and I wrote a book entitled A Mathematician's Practical Guide to Mentoring Undergraduate Research. It was released by MAA Press and in September. October and November were action-packed: I gave a talk at Butler University, attended the Fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America at Wabash College, spoke in the Special Session on Patterns in Permutations at the American Mathematical Society's Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting in Gainesville, Florida, and served as an invited panelist at the DIMACS 30th anniversary conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Looking forward: for Spring 2020, I'm teaching Transitions in Mathematics (1 section) and Discrete Mathematics (2 sections). I'm also excited to participate in Valparaiso's Wente Seminar on Faith and Pedagogy throughout the semester.

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. In March, I'll give seminar talks at Hofstra University and Rutgers University.

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 16 December 2019.