Academic Director INTO SLU
Associate Professor of Mathematics
315 Ritter Hall
Ph.D. Mathematics (1998) University of California at Santa Barbara
M.A. Mathematics (1994) University of California at Santa Barbara
B.S. Mathematics (1992) University of California at Santa Barbara
B. Botany (Lab technician) (1982) Ir. W. van den Broek Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Academic Director INTO SLU October 2015 - Present
- Associate Chair Department of Mathematics and Computer Science April 2012 - September 2015
- Associate Professor of Mathematics July 2004 - Present
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics August 1998 - June 2004
My first job was in botany. I attended the Ir. W. van den Broek Institute in Amsterdam. I became a lab technician with a specialty in botany. While living in the Netherlands I became involved in the orchid business via my relatives. I learned how to clone Cymbidium orchids (when I was a teenager) and had my own lab for several years. I was self-employed part-time and worked in a hybridization and selection division of a Carnation nursery in nearby Aalsmeer part-time.
After moving to the United States in 1986 I decided on a change in career and returned to school. I earned my B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. in Santa Barbara, California. My dissertation was in low dimensional topology. I have been a faculty member at Saint Louis University since 1998.
A fun fact is that an orchid was named after me. It's called: Anneke Bart 'Grand Opening' (The cross was: Rio Rita x Solana Beach.) It was registered in 1983 by Andy Easton of Geyserland Orchids in New Zealand. It received a Silver Award from the Cymbidium Society of America. It got the variety name’ Grand Opening’ because a group of the plants was used for the opening of the Fleur Orchid Gardens in Rotorua in New Zealand.
Geometric Topology, Low dimensional topology, Deformation theory