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Kristin Camenga

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Education

  • M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University (2006)
  • B.A., St. Olaf College (1997)

Kristin Camenga joined the faculty at Houghton in the fall of 2006. Besides teaching a variety of mathematics classes, she also teaches the Mathematics Methods courses and supervises student teaching for those majoring in Mathematics and Adolescence Education (ADE).  Prior to her graduate work and TA experience at Cornell, she taught high school mathematics for two years in Delano, Minnesota.

She is the chair for the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science and serves the area of Natural Science & Mathematics in an administrative capacity.   In these roles she organizes the weekly Science & Math Colloquium and coordinates some efforts among faculty in the natural sciences and mathematics. She also serves on the Faculty Development Committee, the Off-Campus Studies Department and the Houghton College Teacher Education Committee (HCTEC).

Kristin is married to Andrew Camenga, a ’92 Houghton graduate in physics and mathematics and they live in Belmont, NY with their two young daughters.  They are active members in the Little Genesee Seventh Day Baptist Church in Little Genesee, NY, where she leads music and serves as treasurer. She enjoys baking and sharing goodies as well as crocheting both geometric models for her Modern Geometries class and baby blankets for friends.


Courses taught: Calculus II, Modern Geometries, Secondary Math Methods, History of Mathematics, Introduction to Proof, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics Capstone Seminar

Scholarship interests: combinatorial geometry, specifically relationships between the angles of high-dimensional polyhedra; mathematics education, particularly the use of written and oral communication in instruction.

Publications:

  • Book review of Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, CCCU Advance, Fall 2011.
  • Vector Spaces Spanned by the Angles Sums of Polytopes, by Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie, Vol. 47 No. 2 pp. 447-462.