Patrick Rault, PhD
Dr. Patrick Rault earned is PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and is currently the Dr. George Haddix Community Chair of Mathematics and the Assistant Director of UNO’s STEM Teaching, Research, and Inquiry-based Learning (TRAIL) Center. He directs the Network of IBL Communities Project, which supports and studies regional Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) Communities of college math instructors. Dr. Rault has facilitated numerous local and national professional development workshops on teaching for university faculty. In 2015 Dr. Rault received the MAA’s Henry L. Alder Award for distinguished teaching, and in 2017 his textbook, A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof, was published by the MAA. His research, which often includes students, is in number theory and linear algebra.
Inquiry-based learning and undergraduate research
I completed my Ph.D. at UW Madison in 2008, in the area of number theory (specifically, arithmetic geometry). More recently I have branched out into linear algebra (specifically the study of numerical ranges in matrix analysis). I also have interest in Mathematics Education, and more generally STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education. In particular, I am interested in Inquiry-Based Learning, Undergraduate Research, and other High Impact Practices.