Rebecca Swanson

Teaching Professor, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Rebecca Swanson


Stratton Hall 217



  • PhD Indiana University
  • MA Indiana University
  • BA Dakota Wesleyan University

Research Areas

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Combinatorics


  • D. Carney, K. Leiderman, R. Swanson, Society for Women in Mathematics at Mines, Association for Women in Mathematics: The First Fifty Years, Springer, Accepted.
  • D. Carney, M. Sanders, S. R. Swanson, A. Calculus II Redesign: Supporting Faculty in Pedagogical, (2020) (Problems, Re and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2020.1746450
  • R. Swanson, 101 Careers in Mathematics, 4th Edition (Ed. D. Haunsperger, R. Thompson), MAA Press, 2019. 223-224
  • D. Carney, N. Ormes, R. Swanson, Partially Flipped Linear Algebra: A Team-Based Approach, Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies 25 (2015), 641-654
  • S. Pankavich, R. Swanson, Principal Components Analysis: Resources for an essential application of Linear Algebra, Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies 25 (2015), 400-420
  • D. Haunsperger, R. Swanson, High School Math Days, MAA Focus Magazine, 34 (Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015), 22-23


Recent Courses

  • MATH332: Linear Algebra
  • MATH112: Calculus II
  • MATH213: Calculus III
  • MATH300: Foundations of Advanced Mathematics


Honors and Awards

  • Association for Women in Mathematics prize for Professional Development (for our local chapter), July 2019

  • Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017

  • Colorado Mathematics Award for Outstanding Service to Students (for work with the Putnam Team), Colorado Mathematics Awards, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Early Career Teaching Award, Mathematical Association of America Rocky Mountain Section, April 2016

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Award (for supporting women in mathematics), Colorado School of Mines, January 2015


Selected Service Activities (Current/Recent)

  • Society for Women in Mathematics co-advisor (Mines)

  • Putnam Team co-advisor (Mines)

  • Section NExT co-organizer (Mathematical Association of America – Rocky Mountain Section)

  • Pro Mathematica Arte Council Member (Advisory council for Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education programs)

  • Project NExT Flipped Classroom Team facilitator (Mathematical Association of America)