Barbara Kaiser


Associate Professor

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-121Calculus I92015/FA, 2014/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MCS-177Introduction to Computer Science I92008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/SP
MCS-119Calculus with Precalculus Review 1B82015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2007/SP
MCS-236Graph Theory62013/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2001/FA, and 1999/FA
MCS-118Calculus with Precalculus Review 1A62013/FA, 2012/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2006/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
MCS-265Theory of Computation32015/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/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-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.