Susan Kelly

Education 

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Washington University (1992)

M.A. in Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis (1988)

B.S. University of Wisconsin ‑ Eau Claire (Summa cum Laude) Mathematics and Physics  (1985)

 

Ph. D. Dissertation

Pointwise Convergence for Wavelets (1992)

 Professional History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

2001 -               Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

1995 - 2001     Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

1992‑ 1995          Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

 

 Publications

S. Kelly, S. Rozner*, Winifred Edgerton Merrill: She Opened the Door, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 59, Number 4 (2012) 504-512. * S. Rozner worked on part of this project as an undergraduate research project. 

S. Kelly, S. Rozner*, Winifred Edgerton Merrill: The First American Woman to Receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Midwest History Conference Proceedings (2008) 27-39 and featured on the cover. * S. Rozner worked on part of this project as an undergraduate research project. 

S. Kelly, Girls in Science: Ten years and Going Strong, UW-L CSAH Newsletter, Winter 2008. 

S. Kelly, Book review for Information Science by David Luenberger, published in the UMAP Journal.  Volume 29, Number 1 (2008) 87-89.     

S. Kelly, J. Walker,  Efficient Signal Transmission and Wavelet-based Compression The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, Volume  24, Number 4 (2003) 395-416. 

S. Kelly, R. LeDocq, Incorporating Writing in an Integrated Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Sequence, Primus, Volume 11, Number 1 (2001) 67 -78.

S. Kelly, Using the Shannon Sampling Theorem to Design Compact Discs, The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, Vol 21, Number 2 (2000)157-166.

S. Kelly, Gibbs Phenomenon for Wavelet, Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Number 3 (1996) 72-81.

S. Kelly, M. Kon and L. Raphael, Local Convergence for Wavelet Expansions, Journal of Functional Analysis, Vol 126, Number 1 (1994) 102-138.  Paper presented by M. Kon at the AMS meeting in Syracuse Univ. in Sept. ‘93 and at the AMS meeting at Texas A&M in Oct.  1993. 

S. Kelly, Gibbs Phenomenon for Wavelet Expansions of a Function, Proceedings of the 14th IMACS World Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics 1994.

S. Kelly, M. Kon and L. Raphael, Pointwise Convergence of Wavelet Expansions, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 30, Number 1 (1994) 87 - 94.

 S. Kelly, M. Kon and L. Raphael, Pointwise Convergence; Fourier Series vs. Wavelet Expansions, Proc. of  NATO Advanced Study Institute ‑ Wavelets and their applications 1992, ed. by J. Byrnes

F. King, S. Kelly and M. Kuehne, Nonlinear Programming Approach to Locally Constrained Variational Calculations on the Ground State of the Helium Atom, Molecular Physics, Vol. 75, No. 1   (1992), 243‑253.

 

  Selected Presentations

2010    Winifred Edgerton Merrill - She Opened Doors, presentation to be given at the Joint national meetings of the American Mathematical Society/ Mathematical Association of America in San Fransico, January 2010.

2009     Mathematical Methods for Determining Art Forgeries, presentation given at the Summer National meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Portland Oregon, August 2009.

2009   Multiple Integrals Provide an Opportunity to Introduce a Women's History Lesson in a Mathematics Class, presentation given fat the Summer National meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Portland Oregon, August 2009.

2009     Winifred Edgerton Merrill - She Opened Doors, presentation given for the Women's Studies Seminar at UW-La Crosse, February 25, 2009.

2008    Winifred Edgerton Merrill - Her Contributions to Mathematics and the Advancement of Women, presentation given at the Midwest History of Mathematics Conference at Viterbo University, October 3, 2008.

2008    Winifred Edgerton Merrill - Her Contributions to Mathematics and to the Advancement of Women, talk given at the state Mathematics Association of America meeting, Madison Wisconsin, April 2008

2008    Moderated the session "Working on a budget! Bringing in more money and working on shoestring budgets" at the Engaging a Young Science Audience Conference, UW Baraboo, May 2008

2007    Catch a Flying Car, workshop taught for Girls in Science at UW-La Crosse

2006    How tall is the tower, workshop taught for the Summer Reading program (for students with English as a second language organized by the Multicultural Student Services at UW-La Crosse

2005     Catch a Flying Car, workshop taught for Girls in Science at UW-La Crosse

2000    Understanding the World Better Using Mathematics workshop given at the Girls in Science program held in La Crosse

2000     Incorporating Writing in an Integrated Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Sequence talk given at the summer National Mathematical Association of America meeting at UCLA

1999     Writing Emphasis in the Math Major talk given with Rebecca LeDocq at the Mathematical Association of America State Meeting

1999     Writing in Mathematics talk given in Madison at the summer workshop for Wisconsin Teaching Fellows.

1998    Holograms and Lasers talk given at the Girls in Science program held in La Crosse

1995     Harmonic Analysis:  Wavelet Expansions and the Gibbs Phenomenon talk given for the University Dynamics of Research at the Comprehensive University workshop

1995     Panelist at the one-day workshop, the Dynamics of Research at the Comprehensive University, held at the University in August

1995    Careers in Mathematics and Engineering talk for the La Crosse Junior High Girl Scouts

1994   Gibbs Phenomenon for Wavelet Expansions of a Function invited talk given at the 14th IMACS World Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics held at Georgia Tech.

1994   Gibbs Phenomenon for Wavelets invited talk given at the American Mathematical Society meeting held at Kansas State University.

1994    The Mathematics for Music talk given to the UW-La Crosse Math Club

1993     Shannon Sampling Theorem and Compact Discs - The Magic and the Music talk given at the Wisconsin MAA meeting

1993     Wavelets - Small Waves Making it Big talk given at the UW -Eau-Claire

 

Selected Grants

2009                 Professional Development grant, "Wavelet Structure Analysis of Paintings" research grant ($6000)

2008- 2009     Diversity Program Development Initiative grant with Penny Tiedt, E-Mentors: Building Connections between     Minority Students, Their Parents and UW-La Crosse Science/Math Faculty to begin a program of mentorship between middle and high school students and STEM faculty ($7500)            

2003         College Funds  with Dr. Sandy Grunwald (Chemistry) for mini-grants or faculty developing new workshops for the Girls in Science Program ($2000)

2000-2001        Diversity Program Development Initiative Grant (UW Extension grant)  with Sandy Grunwald, Ron Rada, and Penny Tiedt (Continuing Education) to help fund the 2-day summer science program-The Community Outreach in Science (Cool Science for Coulee kids) at UW-La Crosse for students from the community who are from minority groups and from households with financial needs ($5000)

2000-2001        UW Foundation Grant with Sandy Grunwald to help fund the 2001 Community Outreach in Science weekend ($2000)

1999-2000        College of Science and Allied Health grant with Dr. Sandy Grunwald in Chemistry for start up funds to plans the Community Outreach in Science ($2000)

1998-99            Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

1992                 University of Wisconsin ‑ La Crosse research grant

Research Student Publications

 

J. Hammond (S. Kelly advisor) Music and Mathematics, UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 12 (2011).

S. Rozner, S. Kelly, Winifred Edgerton Merrill:  Her Contributions to Mathematics and Women's Opportunities, UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 9 (2008).

N. Roland (S. Kelly advisor), Fourier and Wavelet Representations of Functions, Furman University Electronic Journal, Volume (2000) 1-12.

N. Roland, S. Kelly, Fourier and Wavelet Representations of Functions, UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 2 (2000).

  

Selected Research Student Presentations

J. Hammond (S. Kelly advisor) Music and Mathematics, Wisconsin State Mathematical Association Conference, April 2011.

S. Rozner, Winifred Edgerton Merrill:  Her Contributions to Mathematics and Women's Opportunities, UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2008.

N. Roland, Fourier and Wavelet Representations of Functions, National Conference of Undergraduate Research Conference (Bozman Montania) , April 2000.

 

 

Student Research Grants

 

2008                Student Jarod Hart received a $400 UW-L SAH travel grant to attend the NCUR conference in 2008. 

2008                Student Sarah Rozner received a $400 UW-L SAH travel grant to attend the NCUR conference in 2008. 

2007                Student Sarah Rozner received a University Research Grant ($375) to work with me on a math-history project on Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the first women to received a PhD in mathematics in the United States.

1999                Student Nick Roland received a College of Science and Allied Health Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship ($2500) to work with me on Fourier series and Wavelets

1999                Student Nick Roland received a UW-L Undergraduate Research Grant ($950) to work with me on Fourier series and Wavelets

 

 

Courses taught at UW- La Crosse


Mathematical Physics (MATH 461)
Real Analysis I and II (MATH 407 and 408)
Complex Analysis (MATH 410)
Differential Equations (MATH 353)
Linear Algebra (MATH 313)
Mathematical Logic (MATH 225)
Calculus I - IV (Math 207, 208, 309, 310)
Elementary Statistics (MATH 205)
Applied Calculus (MATH 175)
Precalculus (MATH 151)
College Algebra (MATH 150)
 

Selected  Service

Department Service

2000, 03,04,07    Department Merit Committee Member

2002    Chaired a committee to revised requirements for various types of majors in mathematics

2002, 07    Department Hiring Committees (both were for tenure positions)

1995,97,99    Department Hiring Committees (tenure positions in 1995 and 1999)

1995-2007    Established and continue to organize the Mathematics Department Recognition Reception for our mathematics majors and minors and organized the awards presented

1994-2002    Estabalished and  worked as editor of the Annual Mathematics Alumni Newsletter

 

College Service

2000- 2003       College of Science and Allied Health Scholarship Program for Students of Color committee

2000-2001        Member of the SAH Sabbatical Committee which set up goals and some general guidelines for SAH sabbaticals

1999-2001        Member of the Travel and Supply Awards committee for the College of Science and Allied Health

1996,1998         Physics Hiring Committee (tenure position in 1998)

 University Service

2005-2008     Faculty Senate,  Senate Executive Committee (2007-2008)

2007-2008     Member of the Recruitment and Retention Task Force to develop guidelines for faculty career flexibility

2003- 2004       Promotion, Tenure and Salary Committee member

1999- 2002       Faculty Senate, Chair of Committee on Committees  (2000-2001), Senate Executive Committee (2001-2002)

1999-2002     Member of the organizational committee for the UW-L annual Conference on Teaching and Learning. 

1993-95, 97-98     Faculty Development Committee (Chair 1994-1995 and 1997-1998)

Community Service

1999-    Co-Director of annual Girls in Science program with Sandy Grunwald (Chemistry), and Penny Tiedt (Continuing Education).  This program brings in 80 girls each year from grades 5 – 7 to campus for two days of hands on science workshops.  I also often taught workshops for the program. 

2008-    Co-Creator and Director of the E-mentorship program for middle and high school students and STEM faculty.

2001-02    Created, organized and ran the Cool Science for Coulee Kids program with Sandy Grunwald (Chemistry), and Penny Tiedt (Continuing Education). The program was a one-day summer science workshop for 5th – 7th grade students of  color from the community and for local students with financial needs. The program was meant to foster interest in science and create opportunities for these  students to experience the university atmosphere.

2000    Career representative for the “Amazing Girls In Science” program at the La Crosse Science Museum

Professional Service

2000- 2001       Member of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2001Mathfest, summer
                        national meeting of the MAA held in San Diego
           

 

Hobbies

Watercolor and Oil Painting, Photography, Down-Hill Skiing and Biking

 

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