Barbara Kaiser


Associate Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science

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


MCS-119 (Calculus with Precalculus Review 1B) and MCS-265 (Theory of Computation)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MCS-177Introduction to Computer Science I92008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/SP
MCS-121Calculus I72014/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MCS-119Calculus with Precalculus Review 1B72014/SP, 2013/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2007/SP
MCS-118Calculus with Precalculus Review 1A62013/FA, 2012/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
MCS-236Graph Theory62013/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2001/FA, and 1999/FA
MCS-313Modern Algebra I52012/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, and 2002/SP
MCS-120Pre-Calculus42005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2002/JN
MCS-287Theory of Programming Languages42004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 1999/SP
FTS-100First Term Seminar32006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2002/FA
MCS-177Introduction to Computer Science I Lab32002/SP, 2001/FA, and 1999/SP
MCS-201Math Foundtns-MS Tchrs22014/SP and 2013/SP
MCS-344Topics in Advanced Mathematics22009/FA and 2007/SP
MCS-233Discrete Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors22009/JN and 2007/JN
MCS-265Theory of Computation22006/SP and 2005/SP
MCS-115Finite Math22003/SP and 1999/FA
MCS-122Calculus II22000/SP
MCS-228Math & CompSci Proofs12014/FA
MCS-101Mathematics & Origami12011/JN
MCS-350Honors Thesis12007/JN
MCS-178Introduction to Computer Science II12005/SP
MCS-153Math Origami12005/JN
MCS-256Discrete Calculus12004/SP
MCS-252Number Theory12003/JN
MCS-268Career Exploration12000/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.