Kathryn F. Porter

Overview

Department: 
School of Science » Mathematics and Computer Science
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
Galileo Hall - 101B

Phone: (925) 631-4447
Email: kporter@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: PMB 3517, Moraga, CA  94575

Education

  • Ph.D Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1987
  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1983
  • B.S. Secondary Education, Mathematics, Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania,, 1975

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • Asst/Assoc/Full Professor - Saint Mary's College (1990 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor - Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (1987 - 1990)
  • Teaching Assistant/Lecturer - University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware (1981 - 1987)
  • High school mathematics teacher and coach - Garfield High School, Woodbridge, Virginia (1975 - 1981)

Professional Experience:

  • Director of Mathematics 4 + 1 Secondary Teaching Program - Saint Mary's College of California, 2017 - present.
  • Chair, Undergraduate Education Policy Committee, Saint Mary's College of California, 2015 -2017.
  • Mathematics Placement Director, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saint Mary's College of California, 2010 - 2015.
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science - Saint Mary's College of California (June 2007 - July 2010)
  • Director, Liberal & Civic Studies Program - Saint Mary's College of California (June 2006 - July 2009)
  • Visiting scholar, Department of Mathematics - Stanford University (June 1997 - September 1998)
  • Coordinator of subject matter preparation program in mathematics - Saint Mary's College (1992 - 2007)
  • Research Fellow, Department of Mathematical Sciences - University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1986)
  • Instructor, FAME Program (Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering) - University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1984 - 1985)

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • MATH 039 Calculus III
  • MATH 120 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH 13 Calculus with Elementary Functions I
  • MATH 150 Advanced Calculus
  • Math 27 Calculus I
  • MATH 38 Calculus II

Service

Professional Organizations:

  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Sigma Xi

Presentations

Selected Presentations

  • Topologies of Open-Cover Type Quasi-Uniform Convergence on Homeomorphism Groups. Porter, Kathryn (invited)
    Annual Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference, Morelia, Mexico
    (March 2001)
  • Semi-Groups and Effros Spaces. Porter, Kathryn (invited)
    Annual Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference, San Antonio, Texas
    (March 2000)
  • On Effros Spaces. Porter, Kathryn (invited)
    Special Session on Continua Theory, The First Joint Meeting of Japan-Mexico in Topology and Its Applications, Morelia, Mexico
    (July 1999)
  • Topologies of Quasi-Uniform Convergence on Groups of Homeomorphisms. Porter, Kathryn (invited)
    Special Session on Uniform and Quasi-Uniform Structures, the 13th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications, Mexico City, Mexico
    (June 1998)
  • Some Equivalent Topologies on Homeomorphism Groups. Porter, Kathryn (other-Refereed)
    12th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications, North Bay, Canada
    (August 1997)
  • The Regular Open-Open Topology for Function Spaces. Porter, Kathryn (other-Refereed)
    100th Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Cincinnati, Ohio
    (January 1994)

Publications

  • Porter, Kathryn. 2001. Regular-Uniform Convergence and the Open-Open Topology, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, vol. 25
  • Porter, Kathryn. 1998. Topologies of Quasi-Uniform Convergence on Groups of Homeomorphisms, Topology Proceedings
  • Porter, Kathryn. 1997. Some Equivalent Topologies on Homeomorphism Groups, Topology Proceedings
  • Porter, Kathryn. 1996. The Regular Open-Open Topology for Function Spaces, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, vol. 19
  • Porter, Kathryn. 1991. Semi-Reasonable Topologies for Homeomorphism Groups, Houston Journal of Mathematics, vol. 17
  • Porter, Kathryn and Bellamy, David. 1991. A Homogeneous Continuum which is Non-Effros, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 113, issue 2
  • Porter, Kathryn.. More on Products of Effros Spaces, Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Continuum Theory: Proceedings of the Special Session in Honor of Sam Nadler's 60th Birthday, Marcel Dekker

Honors, Awards & Grants

Grants: 
  • California State Grant for developing a blended program - (2000)
    with other members of steering committee
  • American Fellowship Grant, alternate - AAUW (1997)
  • Travel Grant - NSF-ONR-AWM (1992)
  • Travel Grant - NSF-AWM (1989)

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Interests

  • Research, Scholarly, Creative Interests
    • General Topology
    • Function Spaces
    • Quasi-uniform Spaces
    • Continuum Theory