Bio
Jennifer K. Mann Austin, Ph.D. is a Lecturer of Mathematics and Undergraduate Mathematics Faculty Advisor at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Austin chairs the mathematics college readiness committee and serves on various departmental, college, and university committees focused on undergraduate education. She helped establish and is now the faculty sponsor for the UT Austin Student Chapter of the Association of Women in Mathematics. Fulfilling her passion of outreach, Dr. Austin coorganizes the Mathematics Teachers Circle of Austin, volunteers for Best of Texas, CNS Family Day, and Explore UT, and serves as a VBC Science Leader.
Dr. Austin's passion for knots began during her childhood when she tied and untied macroscopic, practical knots on a farm in rural West Tennessee and at Girl Scout Camp Hazlewood. Dr. Austin completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, a Master’s of Science in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of South Alabama, and a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Mathematics and a Doctorate in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics at The Florida State University. As a biomedical mathematics doctoral student, Dr. Austin was jointly advised by Professor De Witt L. Sumners at The Florida State University and Professor E. Lynn Zechiedrich at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Austin’s interests include undergraduate mathematics education, mathematical outreach, inquirybased learning, geometry, topology, knot theory, biomedical applications of mathematics, DNA topology, and proteinDNA interactions.
Academic Positions

2014PresentLecturer and Undergraduate Mathematics Faculty Advisor
Mathematics Department
University of Texas, Austin 
20112013Lecturer and Assistant Undergraduate Mathematics Faculty Advisor
Mathematics Department
University of Texas, Austin 
20102011Lecturer
Mathematics Department
University of Texas, Austin 
20072010Lecturer and RTG Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics Department
University of Texas, Austin 
20022007Research Assistant
Molecular Virology and Microbiology Department
Baylor College of Medicine 
20002007Research Assistant
Mathematics Department
Florida State University
Honors, Awards, and Grants
2013Teaching Excellence Award
Awarded by the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin
2007Postdoctoral Fellowship
Research Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship in Topology, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, 20072010
1999Predoctoral Fellowship
Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology Predoctoral Fellowship, Burroughs WellcomeFund Interfaces Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 19992007
Publications
Contact Me
 Office Hours: W 2:00  3:00 pm, Th 12:30  1:45 pm, F 11:00  11:45 am (Fall 2017)
 RLM 11.150
 jmann@math.utexas.edu
 Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station/C1200, Austin TX 787120257, USA
To schedule an advising appointment with me you may stop by the Math, Physics, and Astronomy Advising Center in RLM 4.101 or call (512) 4710900. You can also email the center mpaadv@austin.utexas.edu.