Loras College, 2006
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1996
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1996
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1999
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2005
Prof. Heidenreich’s training is in mathematics and philosophy, centering on the field of Mathematical Logic. He has a strong interest in the historical development of mathematics, as well as the philosophical issues that have arisen during that development.
In the past, he has worked on developing undergraduate research and the senior experience in the math program at Loras College. He developed the system by which math majors engaged in undergraduate research and present that research to their peers and professors. He also was responsible for beginning a tradition of student attendance and presentation at undergraduate conferences in mathematics. Recently, his interest is in the use of games in the classroom to enable deep student learning. He studies good game design, and how those design principles can be used to design various assignments and activities. He also develops games for use as teaching tools in the classroom.