Profile for Whitney George

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Specialty area(s)

Low-Dimensional Topology, Contact Topology, Knot Theory

Brief biography

Growing up, I lived in Illinois, Italy, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. I earned my B.A and M.S. from the University of Oregon, and then received my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Current courses at UWL

MTH 123, MTH 207


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

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-Present: Associate Professor. 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, (accepted 2015)

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.



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



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



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



Whitney George, Mathematics, presented "Visualizing Calculus: From Epsilon-Delta to Solids of Revolution" at the inaugural 2015 Conference on Research and Innovation in Teaching Mathematics with Technology on July 20, 2015 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Submitted on: Sept. 30, 2015