Katherine St. John

New Zealand, 2013
Students, 2010
Graduation, 2005
MSRI, 1996

I am a professor in the mathematics and computer science department at Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY). I also hold appointments to the doctoral faculty of anthropology and of computer science at the Graduate Center of CUNY, as well as being a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History (invertebrate zoology and NYCEP).

My research interests lie in the intersection of biology, computing, and mathematics, focusing on tree structures used to model evolutionary histories, binary search trees, and ways to compare and visualize these structures. See my research page for recent publications and grant funding. If you are a student (undergraduate or graduate) interested in working on a research project, please see my student research page.

I coordinate and regularly teach introductory programming. Send me email with questions or to arrange a meeting about issues with the programming sequence. If you would like a recommendation letter, please read the recommendation letter request page.

I am involved, but I am no longer the primary contact for the departmental scholarship and internship programs:

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If you would like to reach me, the best way is email to: stjohn AT lehman cuny edu.