Carol L. Walker

Carol Walker 

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences  Phone: (505) 646-3901
New Mexico State University Fax: (505) 646-1064
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Office Location: New Science Hall Room 247

Professional Experience Education Publications
 Research Interests
Professional Service

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Music Teacher, Olathe Elementary and Middle School, Olathe, Colorado, 1955-1956;
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1963-1964;
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, New Mexico State University, 1964-1966;
Associate Professor of Mathematics, New Mexico State University, 1966-1972;
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Rice University, 1970-1971 (on sabbatical leave from New Mexico State University);
Professor of Mathematics,  New Mexico State University, 1972-1996;
Acting Assistant Dean of Graduate School, New Mexico State University, 1976-1977;
Faculty Affiliate, Colorado State University, 1977-1978 (on sabbatical leave from New Mexico State University);
Department Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University, 1979-1993;
Acting  Dean of Graduate School, New Mexico State University, Summer 1983;
Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, Spring 1986 (on sabbatical leave from New Mexico State University);
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Director of Arts and Sciences Research Center, New Mexico State University, 1993-96;
Associate Dean Emeritus, New Mexico State University, 1996-present.


Regents Scholarship, University of Colorado, 1952-1955;
National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Fellowship, New Mexico State University, 1960-1963;
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1963-1964;
Distinguished Alumni for the College of Arts and Sciences, 2001.

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B.M.C., University of Colorado, 1957 (Music Education)
M.S., New Mexico State University, 1961 (Mathematics)
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1963 (Mathematics)
            Advisor David K. Harrison
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        Algebra: Codes, Ciphers, and Discrete Algorithms    Doing
          Mathematics With Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook...Calculus:
            Understanding Its Concepts and Methods ...Mathematics for Liberal Arts ...A First
          Course in Fuzzy and Neural Control
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Abelian group theory; applications of homological algebra and category theory to Abelian groups, categories of modules, and general algebraic systems; lattice theory, the mathematics of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic.


Membership in Professional and Honorary Societies
American Mathematical Society, Association for Women in Mathematics, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon

State and National Committees
New Mexico Statewide Articulation Committee, Chairman for Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science 1982-1987; Co-chair for Mathematics 1991-96
American Mathematical Society Committee on the Agenda, 1985-1991
American Mathematical Society Pi Mu Epsilon Liaison Committee, (Chair) 1990-91

New Mexico State University - Selected Committees and Offices
University Appeals Board, 1972-73 and 1991-93
Women Faculty Steering Committee 1973-75; President 1974-75
Phi Kappa Phi, President of New Mexico State University Chapter 1974-75
Coordinator of AS 300 Women and Society, Spring 1975
College Research Affairs Committee, 1974-75; Chairman, 1975-76
College Council, 1975-76
Mortar Board, Faculty Adviser, 1975-77
Pi Mu Epsilon, Faculty Adviser, 1975-77
Building Committee for Mathematical Sciences/Psychology/Computer Science, 1983-1987
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