Alan Alewine, Ph.D.

Photo of Alan AlewineAssociate Dean for Curriculum

Professor of Mathematics

Office: Voigt Science Hall 115 or Wildy Hall 306

Phone: (618) 537-6931 or (618) 537-6524


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

M.S., Vanderbilt University

B.S., Furman University


United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award, 2014

Certificate of Appreciation from McKendree Volleyball Player Abby Hanger, 2012, 2014

Phi Kappa Phi President, 2009-2011

William Norman Grandy Faculty Award Recipient, 2009

Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient, 2008

Phi Kappa Phi (charter member), 2004

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow, 2003

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, 2001

B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2001


Co-authored “Bounds on Mosaic Knots”
Pi Mu Epsilon Journal Volume 14, Number 1, 2014

“Rates of Uniform Convergence for Riemann Integrals”
Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences Volume 26, Number 1, 2014

Co-authored “Topologizing the Denjoy Space by Measuring Equiintegrability”
Real Analysis Exchange, Volume 31, Number 1, 2006

“Fibonacci Quilting”
(in preparation with Dr. Heather A. Dye)

“Degree Sequences of Self-Complementary Graphs”
(in preparation with Dr. Heather A. Dye)

"Childhood Memories: Using the Inner Child to Teach Mathematics"
(in preparation)


Teaching Interests

In the past decade, I have taught primarily precalculus, calculus, transition to advanced mathematics, linear algebra, modern algebra, and real analysis.



McKendree University, January 2015

Co-presented “Teaching Observations and Course Evals” as part of a Teaching for Excellence Workshop.

MathFest, August 2014
Portland, OR
Presented "The Best Tasting Basis Ever"

MathFest, August 2013
Hartford, CT
Presented research presentation “Bounds on Mosaic Knots” during a session on algebra and topology.

McKendree University, August 2013
Co-presented “In Defense of the Lecture” and “Quick Tips and Tricks” as part of a Teaching for Excellence Workshop.

McKendree University, September 2011
Served on a First-Generation panel at a Brown Bag forum.

McKendree University, July 2011, August 2012, August 2013
Co-led a discussion at a New Student Orientation retreat about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.

McKendree College, Spring 2007
Co-presented "Making Groups Work" as part of a general education teaching workshop.

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Spring 2007
New Orleans, LA
"Running a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department"

Joint Mathematics Meeting, Spring 2006
San Antonio, TX
Topologizing the Denjoy Space by Measuring Equi-integrability"

ICTM Conference, Spring 2004
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"Riemann Revisited - An Introduction to the Generalized Riemann Integral."

Brown Bag Seminar Series, 2003
McKendree College
Co-presented "To Infinity and Beyond!".

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Spring 2003
Baltimore, MD
"Topologizing the Space of All Generalized Riemann Integrable Functions"

Departmental Seminar, 2002
Furman University
"Riemann Revisited - An Introduction to the Kurzweil-Henstock Integral"