Dr. Rachel Perrier _B5A0418

Dr. Rachel Perrier

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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Dr. Rachel Perrier received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington State University in May 2023 and her B.S. in Mathematics from Whitworth University in 2017. Her dissertation research focused on analyzing periodicity properties of multidimensional continued fractions. Her other research interests include combinatorics topics, such as Riordan arrays. When it comes to teaching, she enjoys helping students see the fun in mathematics and creates an active learning environment in the classroom. 

Dr. Perrier resides in Steubenville, Ohio and enjoys playing piano and reading novels in her free time.

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Washington State University, May 2023
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Mathematics, Washington State University, December 2022
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Whitworth University, May 2017

Franciscan University of Steubenville Fall 2023 – present

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Washington State University Fall 2017 – Spring 2023

  • Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions, Coordinated Instructor Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
  • Exploring Mathematics, Instructor Summer 2018
  • Trigonometry, Instructor Summer 2019
  • Calculus I Lab, Teaching Assistant Fall 2017
  • Calculus II Lab, Teaching Assistant Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2018
  • Calculus for Business and Economics, Coordinated Instructor Spring 2022, Summer 2022
  • Discrete Mathematics, Instructor Summer 2020
  • Introductory Linear Algebra, Instructor Summer 2021
  • Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, Instructor Fall 2022
  • Graduate Qualifying Exam Linear Algebra Review Sessions, Leader Fall 2020, Spring 2020

Whitworth University Fall 2014 – Spring 2017

  • Undergraduate Tutor Introduction to Complex Variables, Grader Spring 2017
  • Math History Study Abroad Prep Course, Teaching Assistant Fall 2016
  • Career and Vocations Seminar, Teaching Assistant Spring 2016
  • Mathematical Statistics I, Grader Fall 2015

Spokane Public Schools, Spokane, WA Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

  • Shadle Park High School, AVID Tutor
  • Member of the 2023 MAA Project NExT Cohort
  • Recipient of the Nancy J. Robertson Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics at Washington State University in Springs 2021 and 2022 for excellence in teaching and research.
  • 3-Minute Thesis competition winner in November 2021 for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics level at Washington State University; competed at the College of Arts and Sciences level in March 2022.
Select Publications
  • C. Bang, M. von Bell, E. Culver, J. Dickson, S. Dimitrov, R. Perrier, and S. Sundaram. On Sums, Derivatives, and Flips of Riordan Arrays.Journal of Integer Sequences, 26(2):7, 2023.
  • J. Dickson and R. Perrier. Dots-and-Polygons. Recreational Mathematics Magazine, 9(16):21–42, 2022.
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