Shira Viel
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. My work focuses primarily on the Calculus sequence through teaching, scholarship, coordination, and curriculum development. My current research interests include undergraduate students' sense of classroom community, graduate student teaching professional development, and alternative grading policies. 

Are you a woman or non-binary undergraduate student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the mathematical sciences? Check out GROW , for which I am the lead organizer at Duke University in 2022 and 2023 .

Current Research Interests

My current research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning introductory undergraduate mathematics. Ongoing projects include:
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!

Spring 2023 Office Hours  (please drop in)
  • Mondays, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Physics 205
  • Mondays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Physics 035 + Zoom
  • Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Physics 205
  • Fridays, 10:00am - 11:00am, Physics 035 + Zoom

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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