Lauren Keough

Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University

About me

PhD Mathematics - University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2015)
MS Mathematics - University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011)
BA Mathematics and Education - Hofstra University (2009)


Current Schedule

Fall 2017: Discrete Mathematics (MTH 315) and Communicating in Mathematics (MTH 210)

Winter 2018: Discrete Mathematics (MTH 315) and Calculus 2 (MTH 202)

Getting help.

If you are a student in one of my classes, there are many ways to get help.

  • GVSU Math Center
  • Come to office hours.
  • GVSU Math YouTube
  • Form a study group!
  • Research

    The The Midwestern Graph Theory (MIGHTY) conference is being held at GVSU on October 6-7,2017.

    I'm interested in graph theory and combinatorics, particularly extremal graph theory.


  • The Avalanche Polynomial of a Graph Submitted June 2016.
  • Graphs with the Fewest Matchings Appeared in November 2015 in Combinatorica.
  • Extremal Results for the Number of Matchings and Independent Sets My dissertation.

  • Undergraduate Research

    **I'm looking for one more student for MTH 496 in Winter 2018**
    One of the many things I like about my research is that there are many problems which are accessible to undergraduates. If you are an undergraduate interested in research experience, contact me! Past and current undergraduate research projects include:

  • Independent study on the King Chicken Theorem and Guessing Games in Fall 2016 at GVSU.
  • Co-advisor of Kai Jia's senior honors thesis Matchings in Lex and Colex Graphs at Davidson College in 2015-2016.
  • PURE Math Program Research on the Abelian Sandpile Model as a graduate mentor in the Summer of 2014.
  • Get in touch

    • Address

      A-2-178 Mackinack Hall
      1 Campus Drive
      Allendale , Michigan 49401
    • Email
    • Phone

      (616) 331-3632
    • Office

      Mackinack Hall A-2-130