Kathryn Weld, PHD
Kathryn Weld, PHD
Professor
Department : Mathematics
Email : kathryn.weld@manhattan.edu
Phone : 7188627152
Office : RLC 201C
Education
PHD, CUNY: The Graduate Center
BA, SUNY Potsdam
About
Kathryn Weld is a mathematician and a poet living just north of New York City. She received h her PH.D. (in Algebraic Topology) from the CUNY Graduate Center, and her M.F.A. from Sewanee School of Letters. She has published research articles in Algebraic Topology and Algebraic Graph Theory. A member of the Editorial Board of PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, Issue in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, she was a guest editor for the PRIMUS: Special Issue on Capstone Courses. In addition to the capstone course, her pedagogical interests include mathematical biology and inquiry based learning. A finalist for the Gerhart Poetry Prize, her poems are forthcoming in the Midwest Quarterly, the Southeast Review, the Bellevue Literary Review and Storyscape Journal. She enjoys backpacking, peak bagging and canyoneering, and spends summers in a rustic family home in the Adirondacks.
Professional Experience
 20132014: Chair, Department of Mathematics, Manhattan College
 1992present: AssistantAssociateFull Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Manhattan College, Riverdale NY
 19941999: Department Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science, Manhattan College.
 19841988: Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY
Publications & Professional Activities
Publications
 Rash, A. and Weld, K. Editors. PRIMUS: Special Issue on Capstone Courses, May 10, 2013.
 Rash, A. and Weld, K. The Capstone Course: Origins, Goals, Methods and Issues. PRIMUS, Special Issue on the Capstone Course. May 10, 2013, pp. 291296.

Gerhardt, I, and Weld, K. One Size Can Fit All: A Problem Solving Capstone Course. PRIMUS, Special Issue on the Capstone Course. May 10, 2013, pp. 326346

McCabe, J. and Weld, K. Automorphisms of Cayley Graphs, and Irregular Groups. Australasian Journal of Combinatorics Vol. 51 (2011) pp. 157–173.

Goldstone, R.; McCabe, J. Weld, K.. Ambiguous Groups and Cayley Graphs: A Problem in Differentiating Between Opposites. Mathematics Magazine, VOL. 83, NO. 5, DECEMBER 2010 pp 347—358.
 Goldstone, R. and Weld, K. Graphically Abelian Groups, Discrete Mathematics 310 (2010), pp. 28062810
 McCabe, J. and Weld, K. On an Inverse Cayley Problem, Australasian Journal of Combinatorics. Volume 45, October 2009. pp. 263276
 Weld, K: Book review: Count Down, Six Kids Vie for Glory at the Worlds Toughest Math Competition, by Steve Olsen. Reviewed for “READ THIS”, MAA Reviews online, November 9 2004. http://www.maa.org/reviews/countdown.html
 Weld, Kathryn. Using Perfect Problems to Enhance Cooperative Learning in Abstract Algebra, PRIMUS, Sept. 1999.
 Weld, Kathryn. Splines and Roller Coasters: A Calculus Project with Maple. PRIMUS. June 1996
 Weld, K. Computability, Homotopy, and Twisted Cartesian Products; Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 108, no 4, p. 10731076. April, 1990.
 Weld, K. Computability of Homotopy Groups of Nilpotent Complexes, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, vol. 48, p. 3953. Jan. 1987.
 Weld, K. Book Review: “Mathematics, the Loss of Certainty”, by Morris Kline. Material for Thought, Far West Publishers. Fall, 1986.
 Weld, K. "Why Do Mathematics?" Inhouse publication, SUNY Potsdam, 1985.
Conference Papers
 Calculus with Maple: Evaluation and Evolution. R. Farley, P. Tiffany and K. Weld. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Eastern Colleges Conference on Computing. Oct. 1995.
 Calculus with Maple, an Evolving Process. R. Farley, C. Hurwitz, C. Stolze, T. Smith, P. Tiffany and K. Weld. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Use of Technology in Education. Nov. 1994. Orlando, Fla.
 The Manhattan College Maple Project, K. Weld. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, June 1995.
 Using Maple in the Calculus Sequence. R. Farley, C. Stolze, T. Smith, P. Tiffany, and K. Weld. Proceedings of the ASCUE Conference. Myrtle Beach, S.C. June 1994.
 A Computer Based Course in Differential Equations. C. Stolze, T. Smith and K. Weld. Proceedings of the ASCUE Conference. Myrtle Beach, S.C., June 1993.
Talks Given
 Rationality as a Threshold for the Evolution of Cooperation, Mathfest, August 2010, Pittsburgh PA.
 On Groups Admitting a Cayley Prism Map, Special Session on Graph Theory at Mathfest, Portland Oregon, August 8, 2009.
 Ambiguous Groups and Cayley Graphs, Marist Mathematics Seminar, Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY, April 25, 2008
 Mathematical Truth, Reality and the Poetic Imagination, Invited talk delivered to Firehouse Craftsmen, Sparkill NY, February 23, 2008
 A Note on Graphically Abelian Groups, Special Session on Graph Theory at Mathfest, San Diego Ca. August 2, 2007.
 Ambiguous Groups, Cayley Graphs and Mirrors, Invited Talk, Beloit College Mathematics Colloquium, Feb 22, 2007
 Making Beauty Out of Almost Nothing: Symmetry Groups and Tilings, Honors Enrichment Colloquium, Manhattan College, September 2005.
 Project NEXT Panel Discussion on Undergraduate Research, National Meeting of the AMSMAA, January 2004, Phoenix AZ
 Outreach Programs for Women and Girls: Early Lessons from Math Zone, NYSMATC regional meeting, Oct. 22, 2000 Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
 Mathzone, Poster Session “Outreach Programs for Women and Girls, National Meeting of the AMSMAA, Washington D.C, January 19, 2000.
 Assessing Technology as a Teaching Tool: Panel Discussion, 10th International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Nov 3, 1996, Chicago, Ill.
 Accreditation of Computer Science and the Small College, Panel Discussion. Eastern Small Colleges Conference on Computing North East, Northeastern University, Boston, MA , April 1996
 The Manhattan College Maple Project, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education, Anaheim, California; June, 1995.
 Computability of Homotopy Groups, An Overview of Computability Problems in Algebraic Topology, Seminar in General Topology and Topological Algebra, The City College of CUNY, December 13, 1990
Poetry
 The Permanence of Shoes, Midwest Quarterly, Special Issue: The Living and The Dead, March 2014
 Making Sense, The Storyscape Journal, Dec. 2013
 Summer 1960, The Storyscape Journal, Dec. 2013
 Pastel on Old Rag, The Storyscape Journal, Dec. 2013
 Seedbed, Southeast Poetry Review, Feb, 2014
 Staying and Going, Bellevue Literary Review, Spring, 2014.
 Roots, Midwest Quarterly, Special Issue: Trash and Treasure, September 2014.
 Waking Light, Midwest Quarterly, Special Issue, Work and Play, to appear.
Honors & Awards
Finalist, The Gearhart Poetry Prize, 2013
Finalist, The Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, 2014.
Professional Memberships
 American Mathematical Society
 Mathematical Association of America
Grants
 Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Grant from the NSF MAA , 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
 A Mathematics Club for Middle School Girls, C. Fitzpatrick and K. Weld, Awarded by the Tensor Foundation with the MAA. June 1999June 2000. Renewed 20002001.
 The Creation of a Computer Based Differential Equations Course. Pew Sciences Foundation. 199293. Written by J De Franza, C. Stolze and K. Weld. Principal Investigators: J. DeFranza, D. Giarruso, C. Stolze and T. Smith and K. Weld. Joint project with St. Lawrence University.
 A Computer Based Statistics Course for Biology Majors, Summer Research Grant. 1992. Manhattan College Howard Hughes Grant.
 Reforming the Major, Manhattan College School of Arts and Sciences grant proposal, Association of American Colleges, summer 1992, written by L. Basch, L. Panaro and K. Weld.
Other
MFA in Creative Writing, School of Letters, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. May, 2013
Courses Taught/Teaching
 Math 155156 Calculus for Life Science III
 Math 185186 Calculus III
 MATH 285 Intermediate Calculus
 MATH 377 Algebra I
 Math 464 Topology
 Math 489 Problem Seminar