The IWU Math department is a supportive and Christ-centered community dedicated to cultivating a premier mathematical experience in and out of the classroom. The professors who teach courses for Mathematics majors all hold PhDs and are involved in enriching mathematical endeavors beyond classroom lectures, such as regularly meeting with students one-on-one; supporting a math club; having guest lecturers; hosting a math colloquium where students and professors give mathematical presentations on topics not found in standard classes; giving math problem challenges; participating in state, national, and international math competitions; and much more.

Click on a professor's name below for more information or e-mail any of our Math professors, who would be glad to correspond with you.

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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