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Dr. Anneliese Spaeth

Dr. Anneliese Spaeth

Vice President for Technology
Associate Professor of Mathematics


Office and/or Address: Wilson Center, Room 111


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
  • M.S., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S., Mathematics, Applied Physics, Xavier University, summa cum laude, Honors Program (Applied Physics)


Dr. Spaeth earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics in the area of Banach Spaces and Basis Theory at Vanderbilt University in 2013, a Master’s degree focused on Sigma Delta Quantization Theory at Vanderbilt University in 2009, and the degree of Bachelor of Science as an Honors Program University Scholar in Mathematics and Applied Physics from Xavier University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2007.  Dr. Spaeth Joined the Faculty of Huntingdon College in 2012 and served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics from 2014 to 2019, during which she led the adoption of the Applied Mathematics Major.  Over her years at Huntingdon, Dr. Spaeth took on various roles, including Instructional Technology Specialist and Director of Academic Technology Services and Project Management.  In 2019, Dr. Spaeth assumed her present role of Associate Vice President for Technology, with the goal of developing a strategic plan to improve Huntingdon College in the area of technology.

Aside from her administrative duties, Dr. Spaeth serves on the Editorial board of the Journal of Inquiry Based Learning in Mathematics, and maintains research interests in a variety of areas, including Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics, RUME (Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education), Basis Theory, Pure and Applied Harmonic Analysis, and Quantization Algorithms.  Dr. Spaeth’s other academic interests include programming (particularly in Python) and technology in general.  Dr. Spaeth also enjoys volunteering for the BEST Robotics program.

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa member
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics honor society) member
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (physics honor society) member
  • Arts and Science Dean’s Select Award, Vanderbilt University
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention
  • Robert F. Cissel Award for Outstanding Mathematics Majors, Xavier University (Ohio)
  • Frederick A. Hauck Physics Research Award, Xavier University (Ohio)
  • Theodore A. Kent – Bozhidar Kantarjiev Award for outstanding Freshman physics student, Xavier University (Ohio)
  • Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Women in Science, Xavier University (Ohio)
  • Francis Xavier Scholarship, Xavier University (Ohio)
  • Mathematical Contest in Modeling: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, 2007 Meritorious Winner


  • M. Powell, A.H. Spaeth, Nonnegativity constraints for structured complete systems, Transactions of the AMS, Volume 368, Number 8, August 2016, Pages 5783-5806
  • Dunkel, A.M. Powell, A.H. Spaeth, Ö. Yilmaz, Quantization, finite frames, and error diffusion, Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics, Volume 73, 2016, Pages 143-173
  • H. Spaeth, A Determination of the Existence of Various Types of Positive Systems in L^p, Dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 2013


  • Five Ways an Open, Fully-Supported LMS Crushes D.I.Y. Hosting, Invited Webinar Presenter for Instructure Canvas, Aug 2018
  • Fundamental Mathematical Questions, and Troubles in Binary Land, Invited Colloquium, University of San Francisco, Mar. 2018
  • Finding Effective Placement Solutions, 67th meeting of the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics, Feb. 2017
  • Using a Problem Sequence to Teach Mathematics Majors Basic Programming Skills, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Jan. 2017
  • Using Reading Journals in Calculus, 66th meeting of the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics, Feb. 2016
  • Using Reading Journals in Calculus, Joint Mathematics meetings, Jan. 2016
  • Nonnegativity as an obstruction to spanning structure, International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis, May 2014
  • Effective Inquiry Based Learning Panel, 64th meeting of the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics, Feb. 2014
  • Calling Archimedes and Einstein Minds Panel, Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Yes! You Can Teach!, Feb. 2014
  • A Determination of the Existence of Various Types of Positive Systems in L^p, Los Alamos National Lab, May 2013
  • Positivity and Signal Representations (Poster), February Fourier Talks, Feb 2013
  • Carry Groups, Mathfest, 2006
  • Ninth Annual Legacy of R.L. Moore Conference, Panel Speaker, 2005
  • The Moore Method: A Student Perspective, University of Dayton Undergraduate Mathematics Day, 2005
  • Rotating bacteria using optical tweezers with an elliptically shaped focus, American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, 2005

Literature Reviews

  • Journal of Inquiry Based Learning in Mathematics – Editorial Board Member
  • Author of public reviews for the Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet
  • Reviewer for PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies) Journal

Professional Memberships

  • AACTM (Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics)
  • AMS (American Mathematical Society)
  • AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics)
  • MAA (Mathematical Association of America)


Academics, Mathematics, Technology Support Services

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