## Degrees

- B.A., Amherst College 1985
- M.Ed., University of Massachusetts 1986
- M.S., Syracuse University 1988
- Ph.D., Syracuse University 1994

Areas of Interest

Pamela Pierce has been teaching at The College of Wooster since 1994, and she currently serves as co-chair of the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Department. Her primary research area is real analysis, although she has secondary interests in geometry, combinatorics, graph theory, and mathematics education. Along with colleague Jennifer Bowen, she co-edited and contributed to the MAA Volume: Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar (MAA Notes Board, 2021). She is active in the Summer Symposium in Real Analysis and enjoys her work on the editorial board of Math Horizons.

Courses Taught

- First-Year Seminar
- MATH 100: Math in Contemporary Society
- MATH 123: Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 104: Calculus for the Social Sciences
- MATH 111: Differential Calculus
- MATH 120: Applied Integral Calculus
- MATH 125: Theoretical Integral Calculus
- MATH 212: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 211: Linear Algebra
- MATH 215: Transitions to Advanced Mathematics
- MATH 223: Combinatorics and Graph Theory
- MATH 299: Topics in Geometry
- MATH 332: Real Analysis I
- MATH 333: Real Analysis II
- MATH 279: Putnam Problem Seminar

Publications

#### Books

*Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar,*Jennifer Schaefer, Jennifer Bowen, Mark Kozek, and Pamela Pierce (editors), MAA Notes Series, Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C., May 2021. Available online for MAA members at https://www.maa.org/press/ebooks/mathematical-themes-in-a-first-year-seminar.

#### Articles/Book Chapters

- The Hamster Diaries, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics (Special Issue on Mathematics in the time of Covid), January, 2022. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss1/13
- Beyond
*e*and π: A Collection of Constants (with J. Grime, K. Knudson, E. Veomett, and G. Whitney),*Math Horizons*, vol. 36, No. 3, September 2021, pp. 18-22. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10724117.2021.1940540 - Dynamics of Measurable Functions on the Interval (with T.H. Steele), Topology and its Applications, Vol. 295, May 2021, pp. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016686412100078X
- A First Year Seminar on Decision Making, in
*Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar*, Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C., May 2021. *The Best and The Brightest*, an entry on the AMS*Living Proof*blog that describes my personal story of resilience in the field of mathematics, October 2020.https://blogs.ams.org/livingproof/2020/10/05/the-best-and-the-brightest-by-pamela-pierce/- Dynamics of Typical Baire-1 Functions on a Compact n-Manifold (with B. Hanson and T. H. Steele),
*Aequationes Mathematicae*,**93**, 1111-1125 (2019), available online:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00010-019-00640-1. - A Riemann Type Theorem for Segmentally Alternating Series
*Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society*, Vol. 44, issue 5, October 2018, pp. 1303-1314. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41980-018-0092-z - To Each Their Own: Students Asking Questions Through Individualized Projects (with S.A. Cook, J. Hartman, and N. Seaders),
*PRIMUS*, Vol. 27, iss. 2, June 2016. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upri20/27/2?nav=tocList - Conquer the World with Markov Chains (with R. Wooster),
*Math Horizons*, Vol. 22, No. 4, April 2015, pp. 18-21. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/mathhorizons.22.4.18 - Developing Research Skills Across the Undergraduate Curriculum (book chapter, with L. Coates, A. Fraser, and S. Gray) in
*Enhancing and Expanding Undergraduate Research:**A Systems Approach*, pp. 145-168, 2015. https://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/book_reviews/enhancing-and-expanding-undergraduate-research-a-systems-approach-new-directions-for-higher-education-number-169/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enhancing-and-expanding-undergraduate-research-a-systems-approach-new-directions-for-higher-education-number-169 - Math-Flavored Budapest,
*MAA Focus*, December 2011/January 2012, pp. 15-16. https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/maa-focus/math-flavored-budapest - The Circle Squaring Problem Decomposed (with J. Ramsay, H. Roberts*, N. Tinoza*, J. Willert*and W. Wu*),
*Math Horizons*, Vol. 17, No. 2, November 2009, pp. 19-21, 33. https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/upload_library/22/Evans/Pierce.pdf - An Improved 2n-gon-to-Square Dissection Process (with J. Ramsay, H. Roberts*, N. Tinoza*),
*Proceedings of the Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science**and Mathematics*, Oberlin College, November 2009, pp. 11-16. - A New Sequence Based on Translations-Only Dissections of Regular 2n-gons (with J. Willert*and W. Wu*),
*Proceedings of the Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in**Computer Science and Mathematics*, The College of Wooster, November 2008, pp. 27-36. - Sequence A141292 in The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (with J. Willert* and W. Wu*), published electronically at <
__http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/__> by N.J.A. Sloane (2008). - On Some High Indices Theorems III (with M. Schramm and D. Waterman),
*Analysis*, 28 (2008), pp. 367-373. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1524/anly.2008.0921/html - Making the Mathematics Major Work for the Under-Prepared Student (with B. Gold, J. Ramsay, and L. Taalman),
*MAA Focus*, Vol. 28, Issue 4, April 2008. - The Circle Squaring Problem Dissected (with M. Rhollans* and J. Willert*),
*Proceedings of**The Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and**Mathematics,*John Carroll University, November 2007, pp. 27-36. - Some Generalizations of the Notion of Bounded Variation (with D. Velleman),
*The American**Mathematical Monthly*, Vol. 13, No.10, December 2006. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029890.2006.11920377 - Don’t Bet on Gambling to Strike it Rich -a column for the
*Wooster Daily Record*, June 2004. - On the Invariance of the Classes ΦBV, ΛBV Under Composition (with D. Waterman),
*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society,*132 (2004), pp. 755-760. - A Δ2-Equivalent Condition (with D. Waterman),
*Real Analysis Exchange*,**26**(2001), pp. 651-655. - Bounded Variation in the Mean (with D. Waterman),
*Proceedings of the American**Mathematical Society*, 128 (2000), pp. 2593-2596. https://www.ams.org/journals/proc/2000-128-09/S0002-9939-00-05391-0/S0002-9939-00-05391-0.pdf - Regulated Functions Whose Fourier Series Converge for Every Change of Variable (with D. Waterman),
*Journal of Mathematical Analysis and its Applications*, 214 (1997), pp. 264-282. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022247X97956274 - Dimension of Images and Graphs of Little Lipschitz Funcions (with B. Hanson, M. Zeleny, and

O. Zindulka), Fundamenta Mathematicae 262 (2023), pp. 37-70.

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Professional Affiliations

- Math Horizons Editorial Board (2014-present)
- Mathematical Association of America
- MAA Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching)
- Summer Symposium in Real Analysis

Awards

- Trevor Evans Award from the MAA, 2010, for
*The Circle Squaring Problem Decomposed,*(Math Horizons, December 2009). The prize is for exceptional articles that are accessible to undergraduates and published in*Math Horizons*. - The Andrew M. Bruckner Award (the “Andy”), 2017, for contributions to the field and to the Summer Symposium in Real Analysis.
- Advisor for the student poster “Approximating the Circle Squaring Process,” selected for presentation at the CUR-sponsored
*Posters on the Hill*session in Washington, D.C., May 2009. - NSF Grant of $23,965 to help sponsor the 41st Summer Symposium in Real Analysis, 2017. (Award # 1700356)
- S-STEM Track 1 grant from the NSF, $600,000 to support a mentoring and retention program for promising students in the Physical Sciences, 2011-2017. (Award # 1059954)
- NSF Grant of $15,770 to help sponsor the 34th Summer Symposium in Real Analysis, 2010.

(Award # 1011888)