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Lanette Poteete-Young

Lanette Poteete-Young Profile

Contact Information

Name:Lanette Poteete-Young
Title:Dean of the Department of Science and Mathematics
Department:Department of Science and Mathematics
Year Started:1994
Phone Number:847-628-1097
Office Location:Lindner Tower 326/330


BS, 1977, Mathematics, Evangel University
MA, 1979, Mathematics, Southwest Missouri State University
PhD, 1993, Applied Mathematics, Michigan State University


Over the years since receiving a Master's Degree in Mathematics, Lanette has taught at a community college in Iowa, another small private 4-year college in Iowa (Simpson College), a Big 10 University (Michigan State) and now at Judson University. During the last 28 years of teaching at the college level, she has taught almost every math course imaginable! Lanette has taught classes with as few as 3 students and as large as 400 students. In order to improve her understanding and teaching of Statistics, she also took graduate level courses in Statistics at Northern Illinois University a few years ago. Lanette also teaches in the Adult Degree Completion program here at Judson. A few years ago when Judson reorganized into Schools and a College, Lanette became the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She says that her degrees in mathematics have given her just the right skills for this new job - critical thinking, problem solving, and logical consequences (to name a few).

Expertise / Involvements

Innovative teaching techniques in mathematics, including using technology; Teaching of statistics; Issues for women in mathematics.

Professional Societies or Affiliations

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (CMS)

Current Projects

Continuing to teach statistics (both in the traditional program and in the adult degree completion program); Working to develop a cohesive mission/vision/strategic plan for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Mother to two children adopted from China.

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