Shira Viel
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics at Duke University where I focus primarily on the Calculus sequence through teaching, research, coordination, and curriculum development. My current research interests include graduate student professional development, alternative grading methods, and students’ sense of community.

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Current Research Interests

My current research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning introductory undergraduate mathematics. Ongoing projects include:
  • Investigating the impact of class format, policies, and modes of assessment and grading on Calculus  students' mathematical attitudes and perceptions, including test anxiety (IRB Protocol 2020-0068)
  • Understanding students' senses of community and self-efficacy in introductory quantitative science courses, and the relationship between community and teaching practices (IRB Protocol 2021-0050)
  • Assessing the efficacy of math graduate student teacher training programs in terms of teaching knowledge, preparedness, and practice (IRB Protocol 2022-0065)
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 2022 Office Hours  (please drop in)
  • Mondays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Physics 130
  • Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Physics 047
  • Fridays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, on Zoom (linked from Sakai)

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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