University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

  Dr. Susan Kelly



Professor of Mathematics

Cowley Hall 1029


UW-L in Fall 



Calculus II (Math 208)

Applied Calculus (Math 175)







Student Research topics:

My area of specialty is Harmonic Analysis.  This is a topic that students can study after some background in Real Analysis or Mathematical Physics and Linear Algebra.  Several of my papers can be read by looking at my Professional Background page below.  I would recommend that students begin by reading my paper on the mathematics of how compact discs are made , Using the Shannon Sampling Theorem to Design Compact Discs, published in the UMAP Journal.  Student research projects have been done in Wavelet theory, Music and Mathematics (Fourier Analysis) and Math History.

One recent student project in Harmonic Analysis can be found at the link which discusses some of the relationship between music and mathematics.

I also have been working with students on Math history projects which focus on women. The following paper was published in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society and is being translated for distribution in China: .  Another sample paper with students presents research the was presented at the NCUR (National Conference of Undergraduate Research) in 2013 and accepted for publication in the proceedings of the conference.  It was also published in the UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research: .

If you are interested in research in Analysis or Math History, please come talk to me.

Fall at UW-L

University Information                                   


For more information about the UW-L Mathematics Department, go to Mathematics Department .

For more information about the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, go to UW-La Crosse Homepage .





I am one of the coordinators for the UW-L Girls in Science program.  Girls in Science is sponsored by the UW-La Crosse College of Science and Health and Continuing Education/Extension. It is a two-day program each summer for about sixty academically gifted girls who have just finished grades 5-7.  The girls participated in several hands-on workshops taught by UW-L science and mathematics faculty.  For more information on this program, you can contact me or Continuing Education at UW-L. 



Other Stuff

Professional Background and Publications

What are some cool thing in mathematics?  Here you will find information on math organizations, graduate schools, some jobs and various other topics related to mathematics

Here is a link to many graduate programs in Mathematics.

What does a Math Prof. do when she's not at work? 

Who were my teachers?  Math Genealogy


Winter at UW-L

Photo by Susan Kelly