Vicky L. Klima

Vicky Klima


  • B.A., Erskine College
  • M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University


  • Representation Theory of Lie Algebras

About Vicky Klima

Vicky Klima joined the faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian in 2003 and since that time has become increasingly interested in building collaborative classroom environments. She continues to learn and share active-learning teaching strategies through regular participation in regional and national meetings. Her belief in the power of student engagement carries through to her work with student researchers. Dr. Klima is interested in questions concerning mathematical structure and pattern. Most recently she has worked with students to study applications of abstract algebra to both voting theory and microtonal music theory. She values the personal relationships she is able to build with her students through shared problem-solving experiences. Dr. Klima joined the Honors College academic mentoring team in 2019 and was Graduate Program Director for Mathematical Sciences in 2022-23. She is excited to serve as interim dean for the Honors College in 2023-24. 

Title: Interim Dean, Honors College
Department: Honors College

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Phone: (828) 262-7573

Office address
284 Appalachian Hall