Dr. Elizabeth Niese
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
B.S. (Mathematics), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. (Mathematical Science), University of Central Florida
Ph.D. (Mathematics), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Niese's research area is algebraic combinatorics,
for which she applies combinatorial tools to study
algebraic objects. Her work focuses on symmetric
functions, which lie at the intersection of
combinatorics and representation theory.
These functions have applications, not only
to many branches of mathematics, but also to
statistics and quantum physics. One of Dr.
Niese's goals is to use combinatorics to find
and prove useful factorizations of some of
Dr. Niese is currently teaching Calculus and Analytic Geometry
1. Prior to joining Marshall, Dr. Niese served
as as instructor for the Department of Mathematics
at Virginia Tech, as well as the Student Transition
Engineering Program (STEP) Mathematics Instructor
and Coordinator for the College of Engineering at
Virginia Tech. The STEP Program is a five-week
orientation program for incoming Engineering
students at Virginia Tech. It is designed to
build professional and personal development among
new students by introducing them to the university
and offering enrichment programs in subjects that
have proven difficult for incoming freshmen.
Dr. Niese is a member of the
American Mathematical Society and
the Mathematical Association of America.
telephone: (304) 696-3609
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