Dr. Keith E. Schwingendorf's Home Page


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Dr. Keith Schwingendorf

Dean, College of Science

Professor of Mathematics



Ranked 4th of Midwest public regional liberal arts colleges
U.S. News & World Report, September 11, 2000


Selected for inclusion in:
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Tenth Edition, 2006
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Ninth Edition, 2005
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Eighth Edition, 2004
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Seventh Edition, 2002
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Fifth Edition, 1998
Less than 2% of all US teachers are listed in more than one edition.

The Outstanding Teacher in Science, 2002-2003
The Outstanding Teacher in Science, 1997-1998
Purdue University North Central

The Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in the School of Science, 1990
Purdue University West Lafayette
Dr. Schwingendorf's Teaching Award Photo, 1990

A Top Ten Undergraduate Teacher in the School of Science, 1986, 1988, and 1989
Purdue University West Lafayette

Runner-up for Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor, 1978
Purdue University West Lafayette


Ph.D., Functional Analysis Purdue University, 1978 Major Professor: Louis de Branges


Current Interests

Mathematics Education: Connecting Mathematics concepts with how children learn and understand to the Mathematics learned by pre-service elementary teachers in their mathematics content courses(see CMET II link below); Use of technology and cooperative learning; Research into how students learn and understand mathematics concepts; and Design of methods for evaluating curriculum reforms

Mathematics: Functional Analysis, Approximation Theory, and Operator Theory


Member: MAA, SIGMAA on RUME, AMATYC, NCTM, ICTM and RUMEC I.

Member: MAA Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education (CCIME) 1994-2000.


e-mail: kschwing@pnc.edu


School Address:
Room 160 Schwarz Hall College of Science Purdue University North Central 1401 South US 421 Westville, Indiana 46391-9528 (219) 785-5735 (219) 785-5537



Some of my favorite links:

Link to Faculty and Staff of the Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Department


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Last Revised August 5, 2006