Jennifer McLoud-Mann, Interim Dean and Professor in the School of STEM


Dr. McLoud received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 2002 and her B.S. in Mathematics from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in 1997. She joined the UW Bothell faculty in 2013 as a tenured associate professor. Prior to joining UW Bothell, she worked at the University of Texas at Tyler. While at UT Tyler, she not only gained experience as a tenure-track faculty, but she served as the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.


Dr. McLoud’s current research interests include various areas in discrete mathematics including knot theory, tiling theory, and combinatorics. More accessible areas of mathematics allow her to involve undergraduate students in her research. Dr. McLoud is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant establishing the first NSF REU site at UW Bothell.

In summer 2015, a tiling theory research result involving an undergraduate and now UW alum, David Von Derau, and colleague, Casey Mann, caught much media attention as well as attention from the mathematics community; after 30 years since the last major result, they discovered the 15th pentagon to tile the plane.


University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

  • Ph.D. Mathematics

East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

  • B.S. Mathematics