Faculty Profile

Jennifer Schaefer

Associate Professor of Mathematics (2008)

Contact Information

schaefje@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Room 236
717.245.1402
http://users.dickinson.edu/~schaefje

Bio

Her research interests include the areas of representation theory of finite groups and finite dimensional algebras, symmetric spaces, and writing in the discipline.

Education

  • B.S., University of North Dakota, 2003
  • M.S., University of Iowa, 2004
  • Ph.D., 2008

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

MATH 171 Multivariable Calculus
Multivariable calculus including parametric and polar equations, vectors, three-dimensional analytic geometry, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals. Additional topics if time permits.Three hours of classroom and one and a half hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: 170 or departmental placement. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Offered every semester.