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Katie Benson

Katie Benson

Assistant Professor
 CSC 316
  • Mathematics


Scholarly/Professional Highlights

  • Papers
    • K.F. Benson, On Radio Labeling Edge-Balanced Caterpillars, Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, 99:269-305, 2016
    • K.F. Benson, M. Porter and M. Tomova, The Radio numbers of all graphs of order n and diameter n-2, Le Matematiche, 68(2): 167-190, 2013*  
  • Research interests include graph theory, specifically radio labeling.
  • Missouri Section of Project NExT fellow
  • REUF (Research Experience for Undergraduate Faculty) workshop participant, July 2015
    • Granted funding for continuation meetings for July 2016 and July 2017
  • Accepted to be a participant in "Twenty-First Century Liberal Education: A Contested Concept Seminar" at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, August 2017.
  • Participated as a graduate assistant mentor for the SUMSRI research program for undergraduate students at Miami University in Oxford, OH in the summer of 2011.


  • PhD in Mathematics from The University of Iowa, August 2013.
  • The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence, The
    University of Iowa, May 2013.
  • M.A. in Mathematics, The University of Iowa, May 2010.
  • B.A. in Mathematics and Religion, Luther College, May 2008.

Personal Information

Katie grew up in Bemidji, MN and then attended Luther College for her undergraduate
degree where she experienced learning in a liberal arts environment. She enjoyed being a
member of the swim team and the math club as well as having the opportunity to take
classes from many disciplines. After graduating from Luther in 2008, Katie began graduate
school at The University of Iowa. During her time in Iowa City, she got both her Masters
and PhD in Mathematics as well as ran her first marathon. She enjoys teaching and getting
to know her students at Westminster. Outside of teaching, she enjoys backpacking, reading
for fun, cross country skiing, running, swimming, and crafts like knitting. More information
about Katie, what she is teaching, her scholarly pursuits, etc. can be found at her website:


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