Dr. Carolyn Yackel

Professor of Mathematics

Carolyn YackelEducation

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


Mathematics and Art (MSC: 104:4), Recreational Mathematics (MSC: 102), and a scholarly interest in Mathematical Teaching and Learning (MSC: 101)

Professional Interests

Major Editing Work:

  • Proceedings of Bridges 2020: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture, edited by Carolyn Yackel, Robert Bosch, Eve Torrence, and Kristof Fenyvesi (555 pages) Tessellations Publishing, Phoenix, AZ, 2020.
  • Figuring Fibers, edited by Carolyn Yackel with associate editor sarah-marie belcastro, Providence, R.I: American Mathematics Society, 2018.
  • Crafting by Concepts, edited sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel. Natick, MA: AK Peters, 2011.
  • Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects, edited sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel. Wellesley, MA: AK Peters, 2009.

Current work:

  • Writing about the mathematics of temari, working with recent graduate Jordan Houser on her mathematical art

Ongoing research:

  • Fiber arts and math connections, making mathematical art

Other Interests

Dr. Carolyn Yackel is a member of the following:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Peer Review Committee
  • Gathering 4 Gardner Board of Advisers
  • Mathematical Association of America Committee on Posters, Panels, and Workshops
  • AK Peters/CRC Recreational Mathematics Board

Recently completed project:

Recent Publications

  • Yackel, C.A. “Wallpaper Patterns Admissible in Shibori.” Journal of Mathematics and the Arts doi: 10.1080/17513472.2021.1971018
  • Taalman, L. and Yackel, C.A. “Walllpaper Patterns for Lattice Designs.” In Proceedings of Bridges 2020.
  • Yackel, C.A. “Rhombic Triacontahedron.” In Illustrating Mathematics edited by Diana Davis, 26-27. Providence, R.I: American Mathematics Society, 2020.
  • Symington, M. and Yackel, C.A. “Teaching Chats: Sharing vs. Instruction.” Teaching toolkit section of MAA Focus 34(4) August/September (2019) 30-31.
  • Yackel, C.A. “Introduction” and “Treating Truchet Tiles like Templeton Squares.” In Figuring Fibers edited by C.A. Yackel Providence, R.I: American Mathematics Society, 2018.

Contact Dr. Carolyn Yackel

(478) 301-5982
Office: Ware Hall, Room 220