Wesley Calvert

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Mail Code 4408
Southern Illinois University
1245 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Office: (618) 453-6582
Fax: (618) 453-5300
Home: (618) 985-3429
Mobile: (618) 534-8457

Here you will find a copy of my cv.

B.A. summa cum laude, Augustana College, 2000
M.S. University of Notre Dame 2002
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame 2005
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel 1563 (200 Kb); Oil on oak panel, 114 x 155 cm; Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Teaching Research Service

In Fall 2021, I am teaching

In Spring 2021, I am scheduled to teach

  • UHON 351O: Mathematics of Climate Change
  • MATH 221: Introduction to Linear Algebra

Information on classes from previous terms is available here.

I created the course MATH 492: Industrial and Applied Mathematics Clinic, and serve as director of the Saluki Analytics Lab. In both of these structures SIUC undergraduate students, primarily in the mathematical and statistical sciences, provide technical consulting services for clients including Ameren, Naval Surface Warfare Center (Crane), The Women's Center, and a regional healthcare provider. If you are a student and want to participate in these experiences, or if your organization has a problem you'd like our students to work on, please let me know.

My research is in the area of mathematical logic. Some preprints are listed below. Other preprints may be found here.

  • "Metric structures and probabilistic computation," Theoretical Computer Science 412 (2011), 2766--2755. pdf
  • "PAC Learning, VC Dimension, and the Arithmetic Hierarchy," Archive for Mathematical Logic 54 (2015), 871--883. pdf
  • "Interpreting a field in its Heisenberg group," with R. Alvir, G. Goodman, V. Harizanov, J. Knight, A. Morozov, R. Miller, A. Soskova, and R. Weisshaar, acccepted for publication in Journal of Symbolic Logic
  • "Structural highness notions," with J. N. Y. Franklin and D. Turetsky, submitted to Journal of Symbolic Logic

I also have a book nearing completion on Mathematical Logic and Probability. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

I am glad to talk with students about the possibility of undergraduate or graduate research projects. I am open to thinking about a broad range of topics, but some ideas for graduate thesis work may be found here

  • I am organizing an Online Logic Seminar that meets by Zoom on Thursdays at 1:00pm US Central Time (currently UTC-5).
  • I have worked extensively in the area of mathematical professional development for in-service and pre-service K-12 teachers. Those looking to better equip themselves or teachers under their supervision for the enormous content knowledge demands of modern standards-based teaching would do well to call upon me or my colleagues at the SIUC Center for STEM Education Research.
  • I also work in the area of informal STEM education. I am STEM Coordinator for the Egyptian District (Greater St. Louis Area Council) of the Boy Scouts of America. Some of my work with BSA has been reported here.

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