Katharine Shultis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

In addition to my commutative algebra research, I have broad mathematical interests and am currently working with a student and another faculty member on a geometry research project. In some of my past lives, I was a gymnast and a chemist. Someday, I...

Dr. Katharine Shultis

Contact Information

  • FALL 2018
    Monday: 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m. (HK 308C); 4 p.m.-5 p.m. (Math Lab)
    Tuesday: 4:15 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Wednesday: 4:15 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Friday: 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m.

    Also available by appointment

  • 509-313-3909
  • Visit my website

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A., Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

B.A., Mathematics and Chemistry, Scripps College

Courses Taught

MATH 157: Calculus-Analytic Geometry I

MATH 258: Calculus-Analytic Geometry II

MATH 260: Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 301: Fundamentals of Mathematics

MATH 339: Linear Algebra

MATH 437: Abstract Algebra I


In addition to my commutative algebra research, I have broad mathematical interests and am currently working with a student and another faculty member on a geometry research project. In some of my past lives, I was a gymnast and a chemist. Someday, I would like to partner with chemistry faculty on projects in the nontrivial intersection between chemistry and mathematics. My goal in the classroom is to have students doing mathematics in class, instead of watching me do mathematics. This means I use inquiry based learning strategies in a variety of ways in my classrooms.

K. Shultis, Systems of parameters and the Cohen-Macaulay property. (accepted to the Journal of Commutative Algebra)

Ye Tian, Michael Kayatta, Katharine Shultis, Alejandro Gonzalez, Leonard J. Mueller, Mary E. Hatcher, 31P NMR Investigation of Backbone Dynamics in DNA Binding Sites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113 (2009), no. 9, 2596-2603, DOI 10.1021/jp711203m.