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Michelle Craddock Guinn, Ph.D.

michelle guinn

I joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Belmont University in the fall of 2013. Previously, I held a post doctoral/assistant professor position at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.  My area of research is functional analysis. In 2011, I was awarded the Davies Fellowship from the National Research Council at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD.  The objective of my research is to design an algorithm to enhance stereoscopic imagery so that it is adapted to the viewing distance of the observer, with seamless transitions among stereo and hyperstereo levels.

I am involved in outreach and mentoring organizations like the Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM at the United States Military Academy, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE), Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMew), Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

I have participated in professional conferences and workshops such as: Promoting Diversity at the Graduate Level in Mathematics: a National Forum Workshop at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty,Workshop for Mentors of Undergraduate Mathematics Research by Minority Students, and Park City Math Institute. 

I enjoy working with students inside and outside the classroom.  I believe students sometimes dislike mathematics because their first encounter with math failed so they just have no real interest in learning more math. I like to provide my students with more opportunities to positively experience math and stimulate further interest in this study.