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Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics Department

Kristen Sellke, Ph.D.
Kristen Sellke
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics - Associate Professor

(507) 457-6639

Kristen Sellke is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has been teaching at Saint Mary’s since 2009. Her primary interests are in mathematics education and knot theory. When she is not thinking about mathematics, she enjoys reading, trying out new recipes in the kitchen and traveling to visit family and friends.

Contact Information

Telephone: 507 – 457 – 6639



Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City 2006
M.S., Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City 2003
B.A., Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, 1996

Scholarly & Creative Interests

Knot Theory

Mathematics Education

Additional Teaching Experience

2006 – 2009: Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut, Storrs

1997 – 2000: High School Mathematics Teacher, Lutheran High School South, St Louis MO

Professional Experiences

2011: Instructor, Countdown to College, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

2009 – 2011: Reader, Advance Placement Calculus

2008 – 2009: Assistant Director, Quantitative Learning Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs

2007 – 2008: Interim Associate Director, Quantitative Learning Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Selected Presentations

2011: MAA – MathFest, Using Arts and Crafts to Reinforce Geometric Concepts

2010: Saint Teresa Institute Women’s Symposium – Cracks in the Ceiling, The STEM of It

Professional Organizations

Mathematical Association of America

Association for Women in Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Pi Mu Epsilon