Loras College, 2016
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1995
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1997
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2000
Dr. Karen Heidenreich earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in August 2000, where she studied highest weight representations of infinite dimensional Lie algebras. Before coming to Loras with her husband Jacob, she taught for six years at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Currently Dr. Heidenreich teaches classes both on the Loras campus and at the local high schools. She also serves as a member of the STEM committee for the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, where she works to develop exploratory STEM activities for elementary age children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, playing board games, and hanging out with her kids.