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Kirsty at Mt. Etna 
Current Position:  Director of the Developmental Mathematics Program http://www.wmich.edu/math/developmental 
Previously Taught:  Excursions
In Mathematics (Math 1140) Precalculus (math1180) Calculus I (Math1220) Calculus II (Math1230) Vector/Multivariate Calculus (Math 2720) Differential Equations & Linear Algebra (Math 3740) Geometry for Elementary Ed Majors (math1510) 
Kirsty started her education at Carlow College, a small liberal arts school in Pittsburgh, PA. At the time Carlow was one of 13 schools in the United States which offered a certificate in Perfusion technology, and unlike other schools Carlow packaged their certificate program into a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
The city gave her many opportunities. One of which was to work at Carnegie
Museum alphabetizing millions of grasses (who knew people actually did
this?). Other (more exciting) opportunities were working for several years
in the histology department at the Pittsburgh Coroners Office and volunteering
at a local hospital's genetics lab. Frustration over d,
e
proofs drove her to graduate school at Virginia
Commonwealth University were she eventually realized that her love
of the sciences was centered in mathematics. This caused her to continue
her studies at the University of Maryland.
Personal reasons brought Kirsty to Michigan were she was fortunate enough to meet up with the Mathematics faculty at Western Michigan University. The mathematics department introduced the topic of nonlinear analysis in a summer topics course, and the analysis seminar continued to spark interest in this area.
Research Interest:  How teacher beliefs influence their teaching Nonsmooth Analysis Variational Analysis Optimization 
Membership in Professional Societies:  American Mathematical Society Association for Women in Mathematics International Federation of Nonlinear Analysis Mathematics Association of America National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Phi Beta Kappa Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 