Amanda Ruiz is an assistant professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of San Diego. She is joined the University of San Diego from Harvey Mudd College where she was a teaching and research postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department. She received her PhD in mathematics from Binghamton University under the advisement of Laura Anderson.
Ruiz enjoys doing research in combinatorics. Previous research has been in enumerative combinatorics and matroid theory. More recently Ruiz has been engaging in research around math pedagogy. She especially enjoys doing research with undergraduate students.
Ruiz serves as the director of the Math Learning Center at the University of San Diego.
She is committed to making mathematics more accessible for women and students of color and considers service in this area an integral part of her job as an educator and academic.
PhD, Mathematics, Binghamton University, 2013
MA, Mathematics, San Francisco State University, 2009
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies Field, University of California, Berkeley, 2000