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Gaywalee Yamskulna
Gaywalee Yamskulna
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​Hello! My name is Dr. Gaywalee Yamskulna. I am a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at ISU. 

My Research Interests Include:

  • Vertex Algebras
  • Infinite Dimensional Lie Algebras

Previous Positions:

  • Associate Professor at Illinois State University, Fall 2009-Spring 2017.
  • Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, Fall 2004 - Spring 2009
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Binghamton, Fall 2001 - Spring 2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Spring 2002

Grants, Fellowships and Awards:

  • College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher (Sciences & Mathematics), 2018-2019.

  • Grant from National Science Foundation, 2018-2019 (with M. Krauel).

  • Departmental Outstanding Teacher Award, Spring 2018.

  • Impact Award, Spring 2018.

  • ​SQuaRE grant from the American Institute of Mathematics (with M. Krauel, G. Mason, and M. Tuite), 2017-2020.   

  • Collaboration Grant for Mathematics from the Simons Foundation, 07/01/2011-08/31/2017

  • Grant from National Science Foundation, 03/01/2008-02/28/10 (with W. Zhao)

  • Illinois State University Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant, Summer 2006

  • Illinois State University New Faculty Initiative Grant, Summer 2005

  • Mentoring Travel Grant from Association for women in Mathematics, Spring 2003

  • Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from MSRI, Spring 2002

  • Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship from University of California at Santa Cruz, Spring 2001

  • Graduate Fellowship from the Fields Institute, Fall 2000

  • The Development and Promotion of Science and Talents Projects Fellowship from the Government of Thailand, 1992-2001


Dr. Gaywalee Yamskulna
Gaywalee Yamskulna
Department of Mathematical Sciences at Illinois State University

Stevenson Hall 335
Email: gyamsku at
Phone: 309-438-7989
Fax: 309-438-5866