Monday and Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
or by appointment
Math 110-000B / Elements of Mathematics
Math 114-000A / Trigonometry
Math 225-000A / Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Math 304-000A / Modern Geometry
Math 112-000A / College Algebra
Math 226-000A / Calculus/Analytical Geom II
Math 230-000A / Found of Mathematical Thought
Dr. Laura McCauley was born in Duluth, Minnesota, however, she called Auburn, Alabama
her home for over a decade. She attended Huntingdon College, in Montgomery, Alabama
where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with secondary teacher certification.
With an abundance of education background and a degree in Mathematics, she began Graduate
school at Auburn University.
Dr. McCauley has been teaching in college classrooms since 2002, when she began her
Master’s degree. After receiving her Master of Applied Mathematics from Auburn University,
she attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. At UFL, Laura received
a teaching award for her involvement with Upward Bound. Also while attending UFL,
her first paper, a collaboration with Dr. Chris Rodger, was published, “Hamiltonian
Decompositions of Multi-Partite Graphs with Specified Leaves.”
Dr. McCauley returned to Auburn University to finish her PhD. While there, she received
numerous teaching awards, including the College of Science and Mathematics Outstanding
Laura returned to Huntingdon College as a Visiting professor for a year. She then
taught at Columbus State University, in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. McCauley joined us
at Peru State College in the Fall of 2013.
McCauley and her husband, Jason Porterfield, have welcomed four boys into their lives:
Quinlan (2008), Keegan (2014), Declan (2017), and baby Rowan (Christmas Eve 2018).
Laura says all her boys keep her young and are her greatest achievements to date!
My interests lie in mathematics education and Combinatorics. Combinatorics is a wonderful
field of Discrete Mathematics that includes such topics as coding theory and cryptography,
as well as design theory and graph theory. Graph Theory is my main love, graph decompositions