Jen Ulrich, M.S.

Jen Ulrich
Department Chair and Assistant Teaching Professor, Mathematics
83 Benson

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Jennifer started her teaching career at Behrend in the spring of 2006, teaching mathematics as a part-time lecturer. She left in May 2008 and returned as a part-time lecturer in August 2011. In August 2012, she moved to a full-time lecturer position in mathematics. She was promoted to Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics in July 2019.

Teaching Specialties

  • Business Calculus
  • College Algebra

Research Interests

Her areas of research are in the fields of combinatorics, namely error-correcting codes, and differential equations, with an emphasis on orthogonal polynomials and their solutions to the Schrödinger Wave Equation. 

Orthogonal Polynomials; Combinatorics; Differential Equations

The Schrodinger Form and the Discrete Sheffer Sequences, Pioneer Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences - January, 2022
Collaborators: Daniel Galiffa, Co-Author; Lauren Minner, Student Author; Shaffer Derek, Student Author

Build a Sporadic Group in Your Basement, American Mathematical Monthly - April, 2017
Collaborators: Paul Becker, Co-Author; Martin Derka, Co-Author; Sheridan Houghten, Co-Author

On Menon-Hadamard DIfference Sets in Groups of Order 4p^2, Congressus Numerantium - December, 2005
Collaborators: Omar AbuGhneim, Co-Author; Paul Becker, Co-Author; Ken Smith, Co-Author

MS, Mathematics, Texas A&M University

Secondary Education/Mathematics, Mercyhurst College

BS, Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University