Allison Henrich
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Seattle University

Office: Bannan 408A
Email: henricha@seattleu.edu
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Education: Dartmouth College, PhD, 2008
Dartmouth College, MA, 2005
University of Washington, BS in Mathematics, 2003
University of Washington, BA in Philosophy, 2003
Papers: A sequence of degree one Vassiliev invariants for virtual knots
(J. Knot Theor. Ramif., Vol. 19, No. 4, 2010)
Semiquandles and flat virtual knots
(joint with S. Nelson, Pacific J. Math., Volume 248, No. 1, 2010)
Classical and Virtual Pseudodiagram Theory and New Bounds on Unknotting Numbers and Genus
(joint with SMALL 2009 REU students, J. Knot Theor. Ramif., Vol. 20, No. 4, 2011)
A Midsummer Knot's Dream
(joint with SMALL 2009 REU students, College Math. J., Volume 42, No. 2, 2011)
Reducing Math Anxiety: Findings from Incorporating Service Learning into a Quantitative Reasoning Course at Seattle University
(joint with K. Lee, Numeracy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011)
The Link Smoothing Game
(joint with I. Johnson, AKCE Int. J. Graphs Comb., Vol. 9, No. 2, 2012)
Polynomial knot and link invariants from the virtual biquandle
(joint with A. Crans and S. Nelson, to appear, J. Knot Theor. Ramif.)
Unknotting unknots
(joint with L. Kauffman, to appear, Amer. Math. Monthly)
Minimal diagrams of free knots, irreducibly odd graphs and permutations
(joint with T. Boothby and A. Leaf, submitted)
The Theory of Pseudoknots
(joint with R. Hoberg, S. Jablan, L. Johnson, E. Minten, and L. Radovic, submitted)
Articles: A Puzzling Problem for Penrose (Girls' Angle Bulletin, June 2008)
Why Knot? (Girls' Angle Bulletin, June 2009)
Knot or Not a Knot (Girls' Angle Bulletin, August 2009)
Much Ado About Knotting (Girls' Angle Bulletin, November 2009)
_not Knerds (to appear in Math Horizons)
Curriculum Vitae: CV (updated Fall 2012)
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