Shira Viel
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

I work primarily in introductory undergraduate mathematics education, including teaching, research, coordination, curriculum development, and assessment. I am devoted to making math as welcoming, inclusive and equitable as possible, and am a member of the 2020-2021 Duke Human Rights Center Teaching for Equity Fellows program. 


Current Research Interests

My current research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning introductory undergraduate mathematics. I am interested in alternative grading systems such as mastery-based grading, student senses of community and self-efficacy, and student mathematical attitudes and perceptions. Other research interests are drawn from my training in algebraic combinatorics, including my dissertation work on surface and orbifold models of cluster algebras.

Office Hours

I am always happy to schedule an appointment by email!

Fall 2020
Thursdays, 3-5PM Eastern on Zoom (please see Sakai/Piazza for link)
Fridays, 9-10AM Eastern on Zoom (please see Sakai/Piazza for link)

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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