Dr. Kendra Killpatrick

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA  90265

(310) 506-7796

Office:  Rockwell Academic Center, 109B
  • 1993-1998:  University of Minnesota        Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Ph.D. in Mathematics.  Degree awarded in December 1998 in Combinatorics, 3.77 GPA.
    • Thesis Advisor:  Dennis White
    • M. S. in Mathematics.  Degree awarded in July 1997 in Combinatorics.
  • 1989-1993:  Stanford University               Palo Alto, California
    • B.S. in Mathematics and Biological Sciences.
    • Degree conferred with Distinction, an honor awarded to the top 10% of students in each major.
    • 3.31 GPA.
  • August 2002 - current:  Pepperdine University      Malibu, California
    • August 2006- current:  Associate Professor II
    • August 2004- July 2006:  Associate Professor I
    • August 2002- July 2004:  Assistant Professor III
  • 1999-2002:  Colorado State University      Fort Collins, Colorado
    • Visiting Professor
    • 3-year post-doctoral position, teaching 2 courses per semester.
  • Spring semester, 1999:  St. Olaf College      Northfield, Minnesota
    • Visiting Professor
    • Taught two classes of calculus and one course for non-math majors.
Awards Received:
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, Category II - Tenure-track professor, Seaver College.
  • Seaver College Named Fellowship, 2004-2005.
  • Seaver College Named Fellowship, 2003-2004.
  • Colorado State University Math Department Graduate Professor of the Year - 2001.  This award is voted on by the graduate students in the math department.
  • Mathematical Association of America Project NExT Fellow (New Experiences in Teaching).  This is a program for new and recent Ph.D.'s in mathematics who are interested in improving the teaching and learning of undergraduate students.
  • Colorado State University Honors Professor of the Year Nominee - 2000.
  • University of Minnesota Mathematics Department Teaching Award - 1997.

Research Area - Combinatorics

Thesis Title - "Recursions for the q-Kostka Polynomials", University of Minnesota Digital Dissertation Archives, 1998.


  • K. Killpatrick, "A Combinatorial Proof of a Recursion for the q-Kostka Polynomials", Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, 92 (2000), pgs. 29-53.

  • Bandlow, J. and K. Killpatrick, "An Area-to-Inv Bijection Between Dyck Paths and 312-Avoiding Permutations", Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 8 (2001), no.1, Paper 40, 16 pgs.

  • Bandlow, J., E. Egge, and K. Killpatrick, "A Weight-Preserving Bijection Between Schroder Paths and Pattern-Avoiding Schroder Permutations", Annals of Combinatorics, 6 (2002), pgs. 235-248.

  • Chappell, K. and K. Killpatrick, "The effects of concept-based instruction on the conceptual understanding and skill development of Calculus students", PRIMUS, March 2003, Volume XIII, Number 1, pgs. 17-37.

  • Egge, E., J. Haglund, K. Killpatrick and D. Kremer, "A Schroder Generalization of Haglund's Statistic on Catalan Paths", Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 10 (2003), no.1, Paper R16, 21 pgs.

  • K. Killpatrick, "Evacuation and a Geometric Construction for Fibonacci Tableaux", Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, 110 (2005) 337-351.

  • K. Killpatrick, "A Relationship Between the Major Index for Tableaux and the Charge Statistic for Permutations",  Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 12 (2005), No. 1, Paper 45.

  • Iga, K. and K. Killpatrick, "Truck Drivers, a Straw and Sharing a Glass of Water", College Math Journal,  Vol. 37, No. 2, March 2006.
  • N. Cameron and K. Killpatrick, "Domino Fibonacci Tableaux", Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 13 (2006), No. 1, Paper 45.