Karen Heidenreich  PhD

Instructor of Mathematics


BA, University of Northern Iowa, 1995
MS, University of Notre Dame, 1997
PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2000

Dr. Karen Heidenreich earned her PhD in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in August 2000, where she studied highest weight representations of infinite dimensional Lie algebras.  Before coming to Loras with her husband Jacob, she taught for six years at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.  Currently, Dr. Heidenreich teaches classes both on the Loras campus and at the local high schools.  She also serves as a member of the STEM committee for the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, where she works to develop exploratory STEM activities for elementary age children.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, playing board games, and hanging out with her kids.