Dr. Carolyn Yackel

Professor of Mathematics

Carolyn YackelEducation

  • S.B., University of Chicago
  • M.S., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan

Scholarly and Professional Interests

Mathematics and Art, Mathematics Education (MR: 97) and Commutative Algebra (MR: 13). Though I was trained as a commutative algebraist, my current interests are mainly in mathematics and art and partially in scholarship of teaching and learning and mathematics education.

Current Projects

  • Service:  Curriculum Committee
  • Conferences:  Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (SUMS) Conference at James Madison University, Closing Speaker — “Beautifying Life with Mathematics”, Sept. 28, 2013
  • AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts, JMM, Baltimore, January 2014, Co-organizer and Speaker — “Truchet Tilings with Templeton Squares”
  • Gathering 4 Gardner 11 — Tetraflexagons, March 2013
  • Most current research: Algebraic Structure Underlying Flexagons (joint with J. Beier at Earlham); Student Sophistication Levels (joint with J. Beier at Earlham); Truchet Tiling with Templeton Squares
  • Ongoing research:  Fiber arts and math connections, making mathematical art

Contact Dr. Carolyn Yackel


(478) 301-5982
yackel_ca@mercer.edu