Lori Alvin

Lori Alvin

Assistant Professor

    Bradley Hall 468
    (309) 677-2506


Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Research Interests: dynamical systems, topological dynamics, symbolic dynamics


Lori Alvin joined Bradley University in Fall 2015. She earned her BS in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh in 2005 and her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 2011. Prior to arriving at Bradley, she was an Assistant Professor at University of West Florida (2011-2013) and a Postdoctoral Lecturer at University of Denver (2013-2015). Dr. Alvin tries to structure her teaching around the idea that students should be active participants in the problem solving process and confident communicators of their ideas. Her research focuses mostly on topological and symbolic dynamical systems.

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Dr. Alvin’s current research interests lie in topological dynamics, symbolic dynamics, and continuum theory. For copies of preprints, click here


Dr. Alvin has served as a referee for several mathematical journals and continues to regularly write Mathematical Reviews for MathSciNet. She is a member of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, and the Association for Women in Mathematics.