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Dr. Pamela Harris

Dr. Pamela Harris

  • Email: peharrisuwm.edu
  • Website
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure mathematics

Research Interests

Combinatorial problems related to the representation theory of Lie algebras

Bio

Pamela E. Harris is a Mexican-American Associate Professor in the department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her B.S. from Marquette University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her research interests are in algebra and combinatorics, particularly as these subjects relate to the representation theory of Lie algebras. Her recent research on vector partition functions and projects in graph theory has been supported through awards from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. Harris co-organizes research symposia and professional development sessions for the national conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, was a Mathematical Association of Americas Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow from 2012-2013, and is an editor of the e-Mentoring Network blog of the American Mathematical Society. In 2016, she co-founded www.Lathisms.org an online platform that features prominently the extent of the research and mentoring contributions of Latin@s and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences. She is also the lead editor for the Special Issue on Motherhood and Mathematics of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.