Kirsty Eisenhart

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Kirsty Eisenhart
Director of the Developmental Math Program
(269) 387-4117
(269) 387-4530
3326 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5248
Mailing address: 
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5248 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. (Online)

Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Online)

Research interests: 
  • How teachers' beliefs influence their teaching
  • Nonsmooth and variational analysis
  • Optimization

Dr. Kirsty Eisenhart is the director of the Developmental Math Program in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University.

She started her education at Carlow College, a small liberal arts school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the time Carlow was one of 13 schools in the United States which offered a certificate in perfusion technology, and unlike other schools Carlow packaged their certificate program into a bachelor's degree in biology. She attended graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University where she eventually realized that her love of the sciences was centered in mathematics. This caused her to continue her studies at the University of Maryland.