Kelly Kross
"A mathematician is a device that turns coffee into theorems."

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Contact Information
Kelly Kross
Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-3806
LeConte, 400A
Office Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm.

Mathematical Interests:
* Combinatorics
* Graph Theory

Courses Taught / Taken
Semester Courses Taken Courses Taught
Fall 2004 Math 774, Discrete Mathematics
Math 700, Linear Algebra
Math 703, Analysis I
Spring 2005 Math 775, Discrete Mathematics II
Math 701, Abstract Algebra
Math 704, Analysis II
TA for Calculus I, sections 001 and 002
Fall 2005 Math 776, Graph Theory I
Math 780, Elementary Number Theory
Math 798, Directed Reading and Research
Math 115, Precalculus, Section 008


[PHOTO] I grew up in Southern California, and have lived in Escondido (30 miles N of San Diego) for about 10 years. I have a wonderful family, which includes my parents, my younger sister, Angel, my grandmother, and the faithful family dog, Indy. My mother, Alice Kross, is the special education teacher at Escondido Christian School My father, Norm Kross, is a special education teacher at Carlsbad High School . My sister, Angel Kross, is two years younger than me and is enjoying her second year studying nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego County. My grandmother lives with us because she is suffering the effects of Alzheimer's disease. She enjoys talking to our dog, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and going on walks.


I did my general education coursework at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. In 2001, I transferred to Christian Heritage College in El Cajon, CA. After a semester as an elementary education major, I changed my major to mathematics. I completed the courses for my major in two years. Among the many activities I enjoyed while a student at CHC were intramural flag football, being ASB treasurer, and directing a nonprofit tutoring center for local students. In May, 2004, I graduated as valedictorian. (Click here for my valedictory address. It's funny.) I now find myself a Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina .


My greatest passion is my relationship with Jesus Christ. Click to see my testimony and my personal ethic. I also enjoy crosscultural missions and have been on several trips, including one to Hungary and Romania in 2003, and a trip to Ukraine in 2002. Although perhaps strange for a mathematical mind, I have spent some time in creative writing.

Other Stuff

I am involved in Cru, the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry on the USC campus.
I enjoy watching the O'Reilly Factor,
and visiting Homestarrunner.com.
Some quotes .
A list of random facts about me.
My Xanga weblog.
Paper I wrote on information theory and intelligent design.
Photo album .

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