Pamela A. Richardson


Associate Professor
Math and Computer Science
Hoyt Science Resources Center
157
Campus Mailbox: 40
 (724) 946-7286



About Me


I have been at Westminster College since 2006 and am currently serving as an Associate Professor of Mathematics.

I earned a BS in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from The University of Virginia.  I spent one year as a Visiting Assitant Professor at John Carroll University before coming to Westminster.  I teach courses across the mathematical curriculum and am particularly fond of teaching abstract algebra and linear algebra.

My research interests are in nonassociative algebra, and in particular, I study Jordan algebras and superalgebras.  I enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students and am an ardent supporter of undergraduate research.  Here at Westminster, I am very involved in planning our annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration, a full-day event designed to showcase the work of Westminster's undergraduates.

I am an active member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, and the Council on Undergraduate Research.  I am a Project NExT fellow.  Recently, I have been very involved in teaching and mentoring female mathematics majors through the Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Undergraduate Women.