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Whitney George

Interim Assistant Dean
Dean's Office-College of Science & Health
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Low-Dimensional Topology, Contact Topology, Knot Theory

Brief biography

I am currently serving as the College of Science and Health Assistant Dean, FYRE Director, and  Professor of Mathematics.

Current courses at UWL

MTH 150

Education

2012. Ph.D. Mathematics (University of Georgia)
2006. M.S. Mathematics (University of Oregon)
2004 B.A. Mathematics (University of Oregon)

Career

Teaching history

MTH 123: Mathematics for Decision Making

MTH 150: College Algebra 

MTH 175: Applied Calculus 

MTH 207: Calculus I

MTH 208: Calculus II 

MTH 310: Multivariable Calculus

MTH 415: Topology

MTH 495: Special Topics 

MTH 499: Research Topics

Professional history

2006-2007: Assistant Professor. Piedmont College. Demorest, Georgia

2012-2014: Assistant Professor. West Chester University of Pennsylvania. West Chester, Pennsylvania.

2014-2018: Assistant Professor. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2018-2023: Associate Professor. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2023-Present: Professor. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2023-Present: Assistant Dean. College of Science and Health. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Research and publishing

W. George. The Development of Representational Space in the Child. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.

W. George. Positive Twist Knots and Thickenings. In Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications. 22(9) 20 pages, 2013.

M. Berglund, J. Cantarella, M. Casey, E. Dannenberg, W. George, A. Johnson, M. Mastin, J. Parsley, J. Rooney, R. Whitaker. Intrinsic symmetry groups of links with 8 or fewer crossings. In Symmetry, 4(1), 243-297, 2012.

Kudos

published

Matthew A. Pons, North Central College; and Robert Allen and Whitney George, both Mathematics & Statistics; co-authored the article "Topological structure of the space of composition operators on the Banach algebra of bounded functions on an unbounded, locally finite metric space" in Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo Series 2 and was accepted for publication by Springer.

Submitted on: Aug. 11, 2023

 

published

Whitney George, Mathematics & Statistics, co-authored the article "Precalculus Students’ Study Habits and Self-Regulation in Online Asynchronous Learning" in Journal of Humanistic Mathematics and was accepted for publication by Claremont Colleges Library .

Submitted on: June 15, 2022

 

presented

Whitney George, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Infusing Anti-Racist Pedagogies into the Mathematics Classroom" at UW System Mathematics Community of Practice on Oct. 20 online.

Submitted on: Oct. 21, 2021

 

designed

Eugenia Turov, Chemistry & Biochemistry; and Tushar Das, Whitney George and Nathan Warnberg, all Mathematics & Statistics; designed an anti-racist education workshop for "the purpose of building a Community of Anti-Racist Educators". In addition, Whitney George and Eugenia Turov co-faciliated the weeklong workshop. The workshop was a resounding success as noted by one participant leaving with 'profound insights about their personal struggles with internalized white-supremacy and how it shows up in their classrooms.'

Submitted on: Aug. 30, 2021

 

published

Whitney George, Mathematics & Statistics, co-authored the article "Positive Twist Knots and the Uniform Thickness Property" in Knot Theory and its Ramifications and was accepted for publication by World Scientific Publishing Company.

Submitted on: Aug. 28, 2020