KYMAA Visiting Lecturer Program
We would like to announce the Visiting Lecturer Program for KYMAA.
We have compiled a list of those willing to give visiting lectures,
the titles of those lectures, a short bio of the speaker,
and contact information.
Lectures are undergraduate accessible, but not necessarily
freshman/sophomore accessible; some talks can be made accessible to
high school students.
So, if you're looking for a speaker, consult KYMAA's VLP list to see if anyone
in your area has a topic that might fit your needs and give them a call.
Note that being listed does not obligate a speaker to
accept invitations, but participants are willing to travel within a
reasonable radius of their home institutions. Participants do not
require or expect an honorarium from the host institution. However, the
host institution is expected to take full responsibility for making all
arrangements directly with the speaker, covering all travel expenses,
publicizing the event, and acting as a host throughout the speaker's visit.
We are still looking for speakers to include on our list of
visiting lecturers; those interested in being visiting lecturers
should email their information to either:
Dr. Kathryn Lewis of Morehead State University at
k.lewis@moreheadstate.edu or
Dr. Daylene Zielinski of Bellarmine University at
dzielinski@bellarmine.edu.
Please send them the following information:
 Name as you wish it to appear,
 Title and Institution,
 Contact Information including: address, phone, email, fax, url,
 A short professional bio that gives some idea of your
expertise; please limit your bio to a maximum of 150 words,
 Titles of lectures you are interested in giving;
please indicate which talks are accessible to high school students.
KYMAA VLP Speakers
Our current list of speakers appears below; click on their names
to obtain further information about the speakers:
 K. Renee Fister
 Optimal Control applied to Cancer Models (college junior & up)
 Optimal Control of Chemotaxis (college senior & up)
 Bruce Kessler
 What Dimension Is This? (high school & up)
 Edge Detection Math (high school & up)
 'Pick'ing on Area (high school & up)
 Mathematical Eyeglasses: CrimeFighting, Spy Satellites, and Wavelets
(high school & up)
 "A Mathematical Glimpse of the Universe" (high school & up)

"Keeping Algebra and Trigonometry 'On Target'" (high school & up)

"A 'Sound' Approach to Frequencies" (high school & up)
 Two Elementary Techniques in Edge Detection (college)
 'Dual'ing Orthogonalities (college)
 Edge Detection Using Wavelet Tensor Products (college)
 Tensor Product Bases (college)
 Common Approximation Techniques and Image Compression (college)
 Compression, JPEG, and Wavelets (college)
 Alex McAllister
 Essential Limitations (high school & up)
 To Infinity and Beyond (high school & up)
 This Statement is False (high school & up)
 Daylene Zielinski
 When is a Knot knotted? Tricoloration of knots
(high school & up)
K. Renee Fister
K. Renee Fister, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Murray State University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
6C Faculty Hall
Murray, KY 42071
renee.fister@murraystate.edu
http://campus.murraystate.edu/academic/faculty/renee.fister/
Phone: (270) 809  2491
Fax: (270) 809  2314
Lectures:
 Optimal Control applied to Cancer Models (college junior & up)
 Optimal Control of Chemotaxis (college senior & up)
Renee works in ordinary and partial differential equations.
Specifically, she works on optimal control problems applied to
biological and ecological problems.
She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
and has published 7 research articles and 3 expository articles.
Also, Renee has received two grants relating to her research.
She has been a member of the MAA for 5 years and was a Project NEXT
fellow.
Bruce Kessler
Bruce Kessler, Professor
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Department of Mathematics
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101
bruce.kessler@wku.edu
http://www.wku.edu/~bruce.kessler
Phone: (270) 7454449
Fax: (270) 7456471
Lectures:
 "What Dimension Is This?" (high school and up)
 "Edge Detection Math" (high school and up)
 " 'Pick'ing on Area" (high school and up)
 "Mathematical Eyeglasses: CrimeFighting, Spy Satellites, and Wavelets"
(high school and up)
 "A Mathematical Glimpse of the Universe" (high school and up)

"Keeping Algebra and Trigonometry 'On Target'" (high school and up)

"A 'Sound' Approach to Frequencies" (high school and up)
 "Two Elementary Techniques in Edge Detection" (college)
 " 'Dual'ing Orthogonalities" (college)
 "Edge Detection Using Wavelet Tensor Products" (college)
 "Tensor Product Bases" (college)
 "Common Approximation Techniques and Image Compression" (college)
 "Compression, JPEG, and Wavelets" (college)
Bruce is a Western graduate, and earned his Master's and
Ph.D. at Vanderbilt. Bruce completed his doctorate in wavelet theory in
1997, and started as an assistant professor at Western that Fall. His
research interests include finding new wavelet bases and their
applications on digitized images for the purpose of data compression and
edge detection. Bruce has also devoted a considerable amount of time to
developing and delivering talks intended for high school audiences, and
"I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend talking to those students."
Alex McAllister
Alex McAllister, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Centre College
Danville, KY 40422
alexmcal@centre.edu
http://web.centre.edu/alexmcal
Phone: (859) 238  5408
Fax: (859) 238  1910
Lectures:
 Essential Limitations: Insolvability (high school & up)
An exploration of the inherent, essential limitations of mathematics,
with a focus on mathematicians' ability to state a general equation specifying
the solution of linear, quadratic, cubic, and quartic equations, but
the inability to specify such an equation for qunitic equations in light of
Abel's Theorem.
 To Infinity and Beyond (high school & up)
A discussion of of infinite numbers from the Greek perspective
up to Cantor's key insights and developments at the
end of the nineteenth century.
 This Statement is False (high school & up)
An exploration of paradoxical statements and
their relevance to mathematics, particularly as
manifested in Godel's Incompleteness Theorems.
Alex joined the Centre College faculty in 1999 as assistant professor of
mathematics. Alex has prior teaching experience as a visiting assistant
professor at Dartmouth College and was also a research assistant at
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Alex's greatest love in mathematics
is mathematical logic and foundations and his specialty in logic is
Computability Theory. Alex earned his B.S. from Virginia Tech and a
Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
Daylene Zielinski
Daylene Zielinski, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
dzielinski@bellarmine.edu
Phone: (502) 451  8175
Fax: (502) 452  8074
Lectures:
 When is a Knot knotted? Tricoloration of knots
(high school & up)
Daylene's research lies in 3manifold invariants, where she makes use of
knots, links, and trivalent graphs. Her B.A. is from the College
of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and her Ph.D. is from the
University of Iowa. She has been at Bellarmine University since 1998.
Along with teaching regular mathematics courses, Daylene also teaches a
Freshman Seminar on Mathematics and Culture each semester focusing on
college level reading and writing, critical thinking, and technology.
