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Kay Graves

Assistant Professor


  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, Iowa State University, 1986
    Creative Component: "Linear Transformations of Matrices"
  • B.S., Mathematics, Benedictine College, 1983
    Minor:  Computer Science

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fontbonne University, January 2011 - Present.
  • Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fontbonne University, 2007 - 2011.
  • Summer Chairperson for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fontbonne University, 2006. 2008, 2013, and 2014.
  • Affiliate Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fontbonne University 2003-2007.
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Computer Scinece, Fontbonne Univversity, 2000-2003.
  • Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, Blinn College, Bryan, Texas, 1988-1991.
  • Teaching Assistant of Mathematics, Iowa State University, 1983-1991.


  • Received Tier I Professional Development funds from NCAA to offset expenses for attending Fall Athletic Represenative Association Meeting, Fall 2011.
  • Co-Principal investigator on National Science Foundation CSEMS (Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics) Grant, 2002 – 2007, which funded scholarships and academic/professional support activities for students in these disciplines.

Professional Memberships and Service

  • Phi Kappa Phi Treasurer 2010 - 2012.
  • Alpha Lambda Delta.
  • MAA (Mathematical Association of America).
  • MEGSL (Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis).

Professional Presentations:

  • Using PowerPoint and Excel in the Interactive Math Classroom (MCTM Annual Conference Columbia, Missouri, 2007, MEGSL Annual Conference, St. Louis, 2007, MEGSL Annual Conference, St. Louis, 2006).
  • Undergraduates Communicating Mathematics - Writing and Presentation at the Core of the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum, (AMS-MER Workshop on Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Mathematics for the Non-Traditional Major, St. Louis, 2002).

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), Fontbonne University, 2011- Present.
  • Attended National FARA Conference, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • Participated in the FAR Institute, Fall 2013.
  • Attended NetVUE (Networking for Vocation for Undergraduate Education ) Conference, Spring 2014.
  • Worked with UMKC to initiate a Dual Degree Partnership in Engineering, 2009.
  • Liason to UMKC for the Dual Degree Engineering Partnership, 2009- Present.
  • Liaison to Washington University for the Dual Degree Engineering program that Fontbonne University has with Washington University. 
  • Team Leader in Assessment for the department of Mathematics and Computer Science.


  • Joan Goostree Stevens Exellence in Teaching Award, 2012.
  • Finalist for the Joan Goostree Stevens Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005 and 2014.
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004 and 2005.

Community Service

  • Team Leader for Fontbonne Day’s community service project, Spring 2008-2011.
  • Volunteer at North Grand Neighborhood Services Solomon Project.
  • Program Activity Coordinator for Our Lady of Providence Capital Campaign, 2009.
  • Create banners for lituragies, retreats, and special activitites at Our Lady of Providence.
  • Head Referee for Our Lady of Providence CYC volleyball league, 2008 - Present.
  • Venture Leader, 2007-2009.
  • Cub Scout/Boy Scout Leader, 1997-2004.
  • School Board member of Our Lady of Providence, 2002-2005.
  • Grade School Volleyball Coach, 1995-2004.


Contact Information:

Math and Computer Science Department

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: kgraves@fontbonne.edu
Phone: 719-3630
Office: Ryan Hall 403