**Email**: kathryn[dot]haymaker[at]villanova[dot]edu

I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University. My research interests include coding theory and applications of discrete mathematics to problems in communications. I am also an MAA Project NExT fellow (2014-2015 cohort), and since 2014 I have been working with some NExT colleagues on the implementation of *mastery-based testing *in undergraduate math courses. We have a blog with more details here: https://mbtmath.wordpress.com/

**Teaching
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All course materials are on Blackboard.

Spring 2018:

- Quantitative Thinking (at SCI Graterford)
- Senior Seminar – Graph Theory
- Graduate Seminar – Graph Theory

Fall 2017: *Pre-tenure sabbatical*

Spring 2017:

- Modern Algebra
- Topics in Core Mathematics (at SCI Graterford)

Fall 2016:

- Calculus I
- Graduate Abstract Algebra

Spring 2016:

- Foundations of Mathematics
- Calculus II

Fall 2015:

- Seminar – Finite Fields and Applications
- Calculus I

Spring 2015:

- Calculus II
- Business Statistics

Fall 2014:

- Calculus I
- Business Statistics

**Math Circles**

I facilitated a meeting of the Philadelphia Area Math Teachers’ Circle and wrote an article about it in the MTCircular Newsletter (the Winter/Spring 2016 issue). The problem is about counting the number of pancake flips to rearrange a stack.

I am also the co-founder (with Beth Malmskog) of the Graterford Math Circle, a math circle for adults at the State Correctional Institute at Graterford. We started the math circle in January, 2016, and it runs every semester at Graterford (except when I am teaching a course there).

**Links**