Barbara KaiserEmeriti

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In 1984, I joined the Mathematics Department. Shortly afterwards, I attended an IFRICS program to retrain in computer science. I've been teaching math and computer science courses ever since. During the late 1990s, Karl Knight, Max Hailperin, and I co-authored a text book, which was published in 1999. I've been on more committees than I can remember, and participated in two of the College's mentoring programs. In 2006 I received the Faculty Service Award. In the summer of 2008, I attended an MAA/PREP workshop on using the modified Moore method to teach mathematics using inquiry-based pedagogy and then taught a a course in combinatorics that used these techniques.  I joined the Provost's office in July, 2009, and was Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Programs until July 2012, when I returned to the Math and Computer Science Department.

I live in St. Peter with my husband, Karl Knight.


B.A., M.A. University of Rochester, Ph.D. Brandeis University

Areas of Expertise

Discrete math and Number theory

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MCS-121 Calculus I 9 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MCS-177 Introduction to Computer Science I 9 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/SP
MCS-119 Calculus with Precalculus Review 1B 8 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2007/SP
MCS-236 Graph Theory 6 2013/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2001/FA, and 1999/FA
MCS-118 Calculus with Precalculus Review 1A 6 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
MCS-313 Modern Algebra I 5 2012/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, and 2002/SP
MCS-120 Pre-Calculus 4 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2002/JN
MCS-287 Theory of Programming Languages 4 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 1999/SP
MCS-265 Theory of Computation 3 2015/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP
FTS-100 First Term Seminar 3 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2002/FA
MCS-177 Introduction to Computer Science I Lab 3 2002/SP, 2001/FA, and 1999/SP
MCS-201 Math Foundtns-MS Tchrs 2 2014/SP and 2013/SP
MCS-344 Topics in Advanced Mathematics 2 2009/FA and 2007/SP
MCS-233 Discrete Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors 2 2009/JN and 2007/JN
MCS-115 Finite Math 2 2003/SP and 1999/FA
MCS-122 Calculus II 2 2000/SP
MCS-228 Math & CompSci Proofs 1 2014/FA
MCS-101 Mathematics & Origami 1 2011/JN
MCS-350 Honors Thesis 1 2007/JN
MCS-178 Introduction to Computer Science II 1 2005/SP
MCS-153 Math Origami 1 2005/JN
MCS-256 Discrete Calculus 1 2004/SP
MCS-252 Number Theory 1 2003/JN
MCS-375 Algorithms 1 2001/FA
MCS-268 Career Exploration 1 2000/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.