Holly Hirst's Homepage

holly hirst photoProfessor of Mathematics
and Graduate Program Co-Director

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Welcome to my webpage. Please follow the links above and on the left to find out about me. I may be contacted at:

Department of Mathematical Sciences

BOX 32092

Boone, NC 28608


shipping address: 121 Bodenheimer Drive #327 (UPS/FedEx)
physical location: 327 Walker Hall

Spring 2017 Schedule

I am teaching MAT 3510 Junior Honors Seminar (MWF at noon), MAT 1110 Calc 1 (M-R at 2 pm), and I am mentoring graduate students in MAT 1020 College Algebra (3 and 4 pm). Students should be checking ASULearn regularly for information about these courses.

I am usually on campus Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 5:15, and my office hours are MWF at 11 AM, and MTF at 1 PM. If you need to see me outside of class or office hours you should make an appointment. Email is the best way to contact me if I am not in my office.

Professional activities

I have served on the Mathematical Association of America's Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET) from 2009 through 2014, and on the Education Committees and as coordinator for the Mathematics Workshop sessions for Super Computing 2011 (SC11) and Super Computing 2010 (SC10). I also served as regional coordinator for the Mathematical Association of America's Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers (PMET) initiative and as co-PI on the NSF funded National Computational Science Institute and Shodor Computational Science Institute. I also help when I can with Project Interactivate and other mathematics and computational science initiatives at The Shodor Education Foundation, on whose Board of Directors I serve.

I served from 2005 through 2013 as the Associate Dean in the Cratis Williams Graduate School, during which time I was responsible for and supervised staff in graduate recruiting, admissions, assistantships, and records. In that capacity I served on many University committees and as secretary for the North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools.

Selected publications

Selected Honors and Awards

See my vita for more information. [Full Text of PhD Thesis]

Personal information

I am married to Dr. Jeff Hirst, also a professor of mathematics at Appalachian. We both love mathematics, cooking, music, science fiction, and living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We share our home with our four furry children: June, Remi, CC, and Henry.