Math & Actuarial Science

Katherine Heller

Associate Professor of Mathematics


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Dr. Katherine C. Heller is an Associate Professor of Mathematics, co-advisor of Pi Mu Epsilon and winner of the 2014 Clarence F. Dissinger Award for distinguished teaching and mentoring by a junior faculty member. 

Katherine grew up in South Carolina and, after earning a B.S. in mathematics from the University of South Carolina, received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia in August 2010. She is passionate about teaching and, while attending UVa, was honored to be featured in the article ``High Anxiety: Mathematics grad student Katherine Heller's passion for teaching helps students overcome their fears'' for A&S Online Magazine. She was a 2010-2011 Project NExT  (New Experiences in Teaching) fellow.

With an interest in math outreach, Katherine has also been involved in several Girls and Math Summer Programs at North Central College (2013, 2014, 2015), Temple University (2012), Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA (2009), and the University of Virginia (2006, 2007, 2008). Girls and Math is a week-long mathematics camp for girls in grades 5th through 8th. The program allows talented and enthusiastic middle school girls from the local area to explore several aspects of mathematics not covered by the traditional school curriculum. In addition, Katherine served as co-director for the North Central Math Circle for talented high school students (2013, 2014, 2015).

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Selected Scholarship

"Commutators of Linear Fractional Composition Operators on S2(D)" Houston J Math, to appear

“Multiplication Operators on S2(D)” With Robert Allen and Matthew Pons, Acta. Sci. Math. (Szeged), 81, 575-587, 2015

“Isometric Composition Operators on the Analytic Besov Spaces” With Robert Allen and Matthew Pons, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 414, No 1, 414-423, 2014

“Compact Differences of Composition Operators on Weighted Dirichlet Spaces” With Robert Allen and Matthew Pons, Cent. Eur. J. Math., 12, No 7, 1040-1051, 2014

“Adjoints of Linear Fractional Composition Operators on S2(D)” J. Math. Anal. Appl. 394, No 2, 724-737, 2012

Courses Taught

MTH 111: Quantitative Reasoning

MTH 140, 141: Integrated Calculus I and II

MTH 151, 152, 153, 254: Calculus I, II, III and IV

MTH 256: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

MTH 290: The Infinite and Infinitesimal

MTH 300: Linear Algebra

MTH 323: Complex Analysis

MTH 461: Real Analysis I

IDS 360: Math for Social Justice