The IWU Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences faculty provide a supportive, Christ-centered community that offers engaging experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Courses for our programs are taught by professors who hold Ph.D.s. These gifted instructors also meet individually with students, host social events in their homes, support student clubs, host guest lecturers and departmental colloquia where students and faculty present on advanced topics, provide opportunities for students to participate in math competitions, present at professional conferences, are active in professional organizations, and much more.

Melissa Lindsey; PhD Asst Prof; Mathematics melissa.lindsey@indwes.edu Department - Mathematics Division - Math & Computer Science


Dr. Lindsey moved to Indiana from California to attend graduate school at Purdue University. She joined the IWU faculty in 2011 upon completion of her Ph.D. in Mathematics. She is incredibly blessed that God led her to IWU where she can teach mathematics in a Christ-centered environment.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 2004, California Polytechnic State University
  • Ph.D., 2011, Purdue University


Dr. Lindsey's main area of research is commutative algebra. In particular her Ph.D. thesis studied numerical invariants of minimal free resolutions. She is currently continuing additional research in this area and is very excited about the opportunities at IWU to engage undergraduate students in mathematical research.