# Dr. Lori McCune

### Assistant Professor of Mathematics

### Missouri Western State University

## About Me

Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Lori McCune. I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics,
and Physics at Missouri Western State University. I was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Ashland University.

I received my PhD from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in May 2011, where I studied commutative algebra under the direction of Professor Tom Marley.
In particular, I'm interested in Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz functions of zero-dimensional ideals.

## Courses

#### Current Courses

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#### Previous Courses Taught at Missouri Western State University

MAT110(E) Contemporary Problem Solving |

MAT112 Finite Mathematics |

MAT116 College Algebra |

MAT119 Trigonometry |

MAT130 PreCalculus |

MAT132 Elementary Statistics |

MAT167 Calculus I |

MAT177 Calculus II |

MAT287 Calculus III |

MAT306 Linear Algebra |

MAT315 Topics in Geometry |

MAT352 Mathematics for Middle/Elementary Teachers |

MAT416 Abstract Algebra |

MAT450 Independent Study - Topology |

MAT450 Independent Study - Kansas City Crime Data Project |

MAT462 Number Theory |

MAT470 Seminar in Mathematics - Graph Theory |

## Calendar

#### Office Hours

can be seen in the calendar above and by appointment## Publications

You can access my CV here . |

Blogging and Self-Graded Homework in Contemporary Problem Solving (2018), PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2018.1443533. |

"How Can We Compare Different Voting Methods? A Voting Theory Project (2018) PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2018.1489924, together with David McCune |

Counting Your Chickens with Markov Chains, to appear in Mathematics Magazine, with David McCune |

Hilbert Coefficients of Parameter Ideals, Journal of Commutative Algebra 5, (2013), no. 3, 399-412 |

A Note on a Conjecture of Watanabe and Yoshida , (as Lori McDonnell) Comm. Algebra 39 (2011), no. 11, 3993-3997 |

Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz Functions of Zero-Dimensional Ideals (as Lori McDonnell) - my PhD thesis, May 2011. |

A Theorem of Hochster and Huneke concerning Tight Closure and Hilbert-Kunz Multiplicity (as Lori McDonnell) - this gives a mostly self-contained proof of a theorem of Hochster and Huneke characterizing the Hilbert-Kunz Multiplicity in terms of tight closure. |

## Links of Interest

Missouri Western State University

UNL's Math Department (My graduate institution.)

The University of Akron (My undergraduate institution.)

Wolfram Mathworld

Desmos Graphing Calculator

The Math Major Who Never Reads Math from Math with Bad Drawings

## Contact Me

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr.

St. Joseph, MO

Phone: 816-271-4592

* * Email: lmccune@missouriwestern.edu

The best way to contact me is through email.

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the page author. The contents of this page have not been approved by the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, or Missouri Western State University.

Thanks for visiting!