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 these functions.


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.


Contact Info
telephone: (304) 696-3609
email: niese@marshall.edu