Shira Viel, Assistant Professor of the Practice

Shira Viel

I am interested in mathematics education and algebraic combinatorics. Topics of particular current interest include active learning, surface and orbifold models of cluster algebras, and teacher professional development. 

Office Location:  120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2857
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2020):


Ph.D.North Carolina State University2018
B.A.Rice University2009

Algebraic combinatorics • Education and instruction in mathematics

Recent Publications

  1. Barnard, E; Meehan, E; Reading, N; Viel, S, Universal Geometric Coefficients for the Four-Punctured Sphere, Annals of Combinatorics, vol. 22 no. 1 (March, 2018), pp. 1-44, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs]
  2. Gilbert, S; Tymoczko, J; Viel, S, Generalized splines on arbitrary graphs, Pacific Journal of Mathematics, vol. 281 no. 2 (January, 2016), pp. 333-364, Mathematical Sciences Publishers [doi]  [abs]