Hello,

a bit about me:

I'm Noelle, a mathematician. My main areas of research are dynamics and geometry. My advisor was David Constantine at Wesleyan University. When I'm not doing math, chances are that you'll find me baking, reading, or dreaming up new things to try when I'm teaching. 

I'm an assistant professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas! Here's my CV.

TEACHING

In the fall 2020 semester, I'm teaching Topology and Modern Calculus I. More on that later in the semester!

I was also on the directed reading program committee at Wesleyan. Fall 2018 was the first semester of the directed reading program at Wesleyan. I wrote some thoughts about it here. In spring 2019, I worked with a student. We did an introductory survey of discrete geometry. There are more details on what we talked about here.

In the past, I have

  • helped to create material and plan a new calculus sequence at Wesleyan

  • taught calculus courses

  • been a teaching assistant for various Wesleyan math courses

  • taught a seventh grade math class for several summers

  • been the TA for a math course run by the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education

  • been the head supplemental instruction leader at Vassar College

 

See details in my CV

 

RESEARCH

My research is in dynamics and geometry. I'm currently thinking a lot about marked length spectrum rigidity results. I talk a little bit about some of the settings and tools I use in blog posts.

Since there's a literal pandemic, all my academic travel has been postponed or cancelled. Send me an email if you'd like to virtually talk about math! 

I gave a virtual talk in April on my thesis work at GOATS. I also gave a talk on a cool dynamical property in July at Talk Math with Your Friends. Both of the videos are below!

I'm working on a project with Ben Call, Dave Constantine, Alena Erchenko, and Grace Work. The project came out of an AIM workshop on equilibrium 

states for dynamics arising from geometry that we attended.

 

ON MY BOOKSTAND

 

SERVICE & ACTIVITIES

Editorial Board, National Association of Mathematicians Newsletter,

August 2019 - Present

Vice President, AWM Grad Student Chapter, Wesleyan University,

September 2018 - May 2020

Co-organizer, Graduate Student Seminar, Wesleyan University,

January 2019 - December 2019

Vice President, AMS Grad Student Chapter, Wesleyan University,

September 2017 - July 2019

Member, MAD Pages Editorial Board, National Association of Mathematicians,

June 2018 - January 2019

 

Panelist, Graduate Life After Vassar by LAVA and AWM, Vassar College,

September 2018

In the 2018/2019 academic year, I worked on the pilot of Wesleyan's Directed Reading Program. Each grad student involved is worked one-on-one with an undergraduate student in the style of a reading course. If you would like to learn more about DRP, the website for the DRP network is here, with Wesleyan's DRP website here.

 

I'm passionate about finding more ways to make sure that underrepresented students are welcomed and supported on their math journey. If you have ideas or would like to work on something together, please contact me.

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© 2018 by Noelle Sawyer