Assistant Professor

Science, Technology & Math

Before joining Gallaudet, Emily Meehan earned a B.A. in mathematics from Rivier College, completed a one year post-baccalaureate mathematics program at Smith College, and received her Ph.D. in mathematics from North Carolina State University. While a graduate student, Meehan gained teaching experience and developed an interest in undergraduate mathematics education. She is particularly interested in teaching mathematics using inquiry-oriented techniques.

Dr. Meehan became a Gallaudet faculty member in 2017.

Dr. Meehan teaches Linear Algebra (MAT 307), Discrete Structures (MAT 140), and Quantitative Reasoning (GSR 104).

Dr. Meehan is interested in the field of Algebraic Combinatorics, with recent projects focused on rectangulations. A rectangulation is a decomposition of a square into rectangles. One class of rectangulations, called diagonal rectangulations, is counted by a sequence that counts other combinatorial objects including Baxter permutations, certain triples of non-intersecting lattice paths, twin binary trees, and certain Young tableaux. In her Ph.D. work, Meehan characterized a family of partially ordered sets that is also counted by this sequence.

A diagonal rectangulation and its corresponding partially ordered set.