Mathematics faculty

Kim Jongerius, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair

Ph.D., Colorado State University
M.S., Colorado State University
B.S., Northern Arizona University

712-707-7059
kimj@nwciowa.edu
VPH 122

Profile

Dr. Jongerius holds master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics, but she enjoys other languages as well. In fact, she combined her undergraduate math major with a major in English and a minor in German.

Dr. Jongerius has published papers in algebraic geometry/commutative ring theory. Her most recent paper, "Rules and Insights: Connecting the Mathematical and Linguistic Abilities of C.S. Lewis," combined math and literature, her two greatest academic loves. She also recently worked with a team of writers from the ACMS (Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences) on a book called Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, published in the summer of 2011 by HarperOne. Jongerius co-authored three of the chapters: "Infinity," "Dimension," and "Proof and Truth."


Courses


    Publications and presentations

    • Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, co-author of chapters "Infinity," "Dimension," and "Proof and Truth," 2011.
    • "Rules and Insights: Connecting the Mathematical and Linguistic Abilities of C.S. Lewis," Journal of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, 2009.
    • "Etale Cohomology of Toric Varieties Defined by Infinite Fans," with Frank DeMeyer, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 1996.
    • "Examples of Reflexive Modules," with Frank DeMeyer, Methods in Module Theory, 1992.

    Professional involvements and accomplishments


      Memberships

      • Mathematical Association of America
      • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (board member 2005 - 2013; president 2011 - 2013)

      Honors

      • Teaching Excellence Award, Northwestern College, 2005