Lynne Butler

Professor of Mathematics
Haverford College
Haverford, PA 19041

Office: KINSC H212
Phone: 610-896-1300
E-mail: lbutler@haverford.edu

Home: 3 Independence Way, Titusville NJ
Phone: 609-818-9540


Curriculum Vitae

Before joining the Haverford faculty in 1991, Lynne Butler was an assistant professor of mathematics at Princeton and a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications. She attended college at The University of Chicago and graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned her Ph.D. in mathematics under the direction of Richard Stanley. She has chaired the mathematics department and served as Associate Provost at Haverford College. Details of her professional activities are below and in her 2012 resume.
Background and experience: education received; academic postions held; invited talks presented.

Funded professional activities: grants awarded; summer teaching and consulting pursued; papers recently published and error found.

Professional service: appointed and elected offices held; mathematics programs evaluated; conferences organized.

Research and Teaching

Lynne Butler enjoys teaching algebra and statistics to mathematics majors as well as linear optimization and game theory to students concentrating in mathematical economics and cryptography to students concentrating in computer science. She built a statistics glossary for natural science faculty at Haverford, and wrote a movie review of A Beautiful Mind for the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
Mathematical research with undergraduates: introduction to combinatorics and cryptanalysis, including an animation illustrating a theorem about order analogues; students mentored, their projects and career paths.

Mathematics in popular culture: books, movies, and plays about math and mathematicians; art inspired by mathematics.

Announcements for students: summer research opportunities; great Web sites, including math quotes, math games, math software for the Mac, and Lynne's page on A Beautiful Mind.

Visit Laurie Butler's home page to learn about Lynne's identical twin, a physical chemist at The University of Chicago. After looking at Laurie's picture, see if you can guess who's who in the picture at right. Lynne had just recoverd from back surgery and was thrilled to hike with her twin.

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This page was created by lbutler@haverford.edu. It was last updated 6/1/12.