Whether right out of grad school or after some years in the profession, IWU professors moved to the head of the class. Was it a passion for sharing the field of their dreams? Was it a divine prompting to make students their business? Or were they looking for a place where they could teach their profession and still share a profession of faith? No doubt it was all of the above. We invite you to come to campus and ask students what they think.

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.

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