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Personal Profile of Judy Walker

Judy Walker
Chair and Professor
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://www.math.unl.edu/~jwalker7/
Biography
Judy Walker received the BS from the University of Michigan in 1990, and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois in 1992 and 1996. She joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln in 1996 and has remained there ever since, except for the fall 2011 semester when she was a visiting professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She was named Aaron Douglas Professor of Mathematics in 2012, the same year in which she also became department chair and was named an AMS Fellow.

Professor Walker is an algebraic coding theorist, with a concentration on connections between coding theory and algebraic geometry, number theory, and graph theory. She is a co-founder of both the All Girls/All Math program for high school girls and the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. She served as the MAA’s Pólya Lecturer for 2009-2011 and has given lecture series at the Institute for Advanced Study and at the Sophus Lie Conference Center in Norway. In 2006, she received the MAA’s Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 2014 she received the University of Nebraska’s system-wide Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award.
Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex officio, CAS Chair Apr 01, 2014 Mar 31, 2017
Committee of Academic Sponsors Chair Dec 02, 2012 May 31, 2016
Committee on Trustees Ex officio, CAS Chair Apr 01, 2014 Mar 31, 2017
Committee on Women in Mathematics CAS Chair (4/1/2013-3/31/2017 Oct 15, 2014 Mar 31, 2017
Steering Committee Ex officio, CAS Chair Apr 01, 2014 Mar 31, 2017

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
No Memberships