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Shira Viel

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics
Mathematics
114 Physics Building, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708
120 Science Drive, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Self-reported Student Motivations to Participate in DEI Service Work (poster presentation) - Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education · February 22, 2024 National Scientific Meeting
Life with a PhD (panelist) - GROW 2023 · October 21, 2023 Other Duke University,
Inclusive Assessment in Quantitative Courses (Panelist) · September 19, 2022 Other Duke Learning Innovation,
Undergraduate Students’ Sense of Community in Introductory Math and Statistics Courses (with Maria Tackett) - Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium · May 2022 National Scientific Meeting
Undergraduate Students’ Sense of Community in Introductory Math and Statistics Courses (with Maria Tackett) - Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics · May 2022 National Scientific Meeting
Self-reported Student Motivations to Participate in DEI Service Work (poster presentation) - Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education · February 22, 2024 National Scientific Meeting
Life with a PhD (panelist) - GROW 2023 · October 21, 2023 Other Duke University,
Inclusive Assessment in Quantitative Courses (Panelist) · September 19, 2022 Other Duke Learning Innovation,
Undergraduate Students’ Sense of Community in Introductory Math and Statistics Courses (with Maria Tackett) - Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium · May 2022 National Scientific Meeting
Undergraduate Students’ Sense of Community in Introductory Math and Statistics Courses (with Maria Tackett) - Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics · May 2022 National Scientific Meeting
Guest speaker - Math Invitational for Girls · March 26, 2022 Invited Talk
Faculty keynote - FEMMES Capstone · March 19, 2022 Keynote/Named Lecture
Carrying the Innovation Forward to Teach Diverse Learners (Panelist) - Teaching IDEAS · November 2021 Invited Talk Duke Learning Innovation, Duke Graduate School,
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: How and Why to Research your Teaching Practice (Panelist) · December 2020 Invited Talk Duke Kunshan University Center for Teaching and Learning, Duke University Learning Innovation,
A Proposed Investigation of Non-points-based Grading in Calculus (with Tori Akin) - Mid-Atlantic RUME Conference · October 2019 Other James Madison University
From Project CALC to Today: 30 Years of Calculus at Duke (with Tori Akin) - Joint PtC/SEMINAL Conference · May 2019 Invited Talk MAA Progress through Calculus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
No Fair! Games of chance and expected value - Sonia Kovalevsky Day · April 27, 2019 Invited Talk North Carolina State University Association for Women in Mathematics,
Surfaces, orbifolds, and dominance - AMS Special Session on Combinatorics and Geometry · January 2018 Invited Talk Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego
Algebraic voting theory and representations of S_m wreath S_n (poster presentation) - AWM Workshop Poster Session · January 2018 National Scientific Meeting Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Organizer - Duke Math Circles · 2023 Community Outreach
Workshop leader - FEMMES Capstone · March 19, 2022 Event Participation
Science Mentor - Frontiers for Young Minds · 2022 Editorial Activities
Member - Inclusive Assessment Faculty Learning Community · 2021 - 2022 Professional Development Duke Learning Innovation
Member - Transformative Learning Intellectual Community · 2021 - 2022 Professional Development Duke Learning Innovation
Organizer - Duke Math Circles · 2023 Community Outreach
Workshop leader - FEMMES Capstone · March 19, 2022 Event Participation
Science Mentor - Frontiers for Young Minds · 2022 Editorial Activities
Member - Inclusive Assessment Faculty Learning Community · 2021 - 2022 Professional Development Duke Learning Innovation
Member - Transformative Learning Intellectual Community · 2021 - 2022 Professional Development Duke Learning Innovation
Panelist - FEMMES Hacks · October 31, 2020 Event Participation , Duke University
Judge - ASA DataFest · April 2020 Event Participation Duke University Department of Statistics
Workshop Leader - FEMMES Capstone · February 22, 2020 Event Participation , Duke University
Organizing group member - Duke Math Circles · 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Panelist - FEMMES Hacks · November 16, 2019 Event Participation , Duke University
Speaker - SPIRE Lunch and Learn · November 12, 2019 Community Outreach Duke University SPIRE Fellows
Founding member - Teaching Quantitative Sciences Journal Club · September 2019 Professional Development Duke Learning Innovation

Service to the Profession


Lead Organizer - GROW · 2022 - 2023 Event/Organization Administration Duke University,
Facilitator - CoMInDS Teaching Seminar · August 12, 2021 Professional Development
Reviewer - Foundations for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics · 2021 Editorial Activities
Organizer and Discussion Leader - Making mid-semester improvements to your teaching (for postdoctoral faculty) · February 24, 2020 Event/Organization Administration Duke University Department of Mathematics,
Panelist - Graduate Training Seminar: Strategies for Interviews · November 22, 2019 Professional Development North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics,
Lead Organizer - GROW · 2022 - 2023 Event/Organization Administration Duke University,
Facilitator - CoMInDS Teaching Seminar · August 12, 2021 Professional Development
Reviewer - Foundations for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics · 2021 Editorial Activities
Organizer and Discussion Leader - Making mid-semester improvements to your teaching (for postdoctoral faculty) · February 24, 2020 Event/Organization Administration Duke University Department of Mathematics,
Panelist - Graduate Training Seminar: Strategies for Interviews · November 22, 2019 Professional Development North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics,
Panelist - Workshop on Inclusive Teaching Practices · April 13, 2019 Professional Development University of North Carolina Chapel Hill GPSF and chapters of AMS, SIAM,
Panelist - Graduate Training Seminar: Conference Attendance · November 30, 2018 Professional Development North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics,

Service to Duke


105L/106L Subcommittee (Department) · 2024 - 2024 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,
NQS DAE Hiring Committee (University) · 2023 Committee Service Duke Academic Advising Center,
Faculty Advisor . ORCID Scholars · 2023 Other The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke,
Designer, Instructor . Clark Scholars summer math course · 2023 Curriculum Innovations Pratt School of Engineering,
Math 105L/106L/111L/112L Textbook Subcommittee (Department) · 2022 - 2023 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,
105L/106L Subcommittee (Department) · 2024 - 2024 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,
NQS DAE Hiring Committee (University) · 2023 Committee Service Duke Academic Advising Center,
Faculty Advisor . ORCID Scholars · 2023 Other The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke,
Designer, Instructor . Clark Scholars summer math course · 2023 Curriculum Innovations Pratt School of Engineering,
Math 105L/106L/111L/112L Textbook Subcommittee (Department) · 2022 - 2023 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,
Student Success Advisory Committee (University) · 2022 Committee Service Office of Undergraduate Education,
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team (Department) · 2021 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,
Training Coordinator Hiring Committee (Department) · 2021 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,
Program II Committee (University) · 2021 Committee Service Trinity College of Arts and Sciences,
Liasion for the Department of Mathematics . EUTL (Enhancing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning) · October 2019 Other Trinity College of Arts & Sciences ,
Designer, Instructor . Math 202D Redesign · 2019 - 2020 Curriculum Innovations Department of Mathematics,

Developed and implemented a new syllabus, textbook, and course structure for Math 202D, Multivariable Calculus for Economics.

Liasion for the Department of Mathematics . Office of Assessment · 2019 - 2020 Other Trinity College of Arts & Sciences ,
Co-author and administrator . Midterm Student Survey · 2018 - 2021 Professional Development Department of Mathematics,

The Math Department created a Qualtrics survey to collect mid-term student feedback, with a focus on block calculus courses. I co-authored the survey with Jack Bookman in consultation with the Office of Assessment and coordinate its administration.

Teaching Committee (Formerly Calculus Committee) (Department) · 2018 Committee Service Department of Mathematics,

Academic & Administrative Activities


Math 111L Coordinator (Fall 2018 - Present)