Staff Directory

Katherine Perry, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 949-480-4050

Fax: 949-480-4128


Faculty - Full-Time


  • PhD, Auburn University
  • M.A., Auburn University
  • B.A., Scripps College

Positions Held

  • 2019 - Present, Assistant Professor, Soka University of America
  • 2017-2019, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Denver 

Research Interests

  • Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics; Graph Theory; Design Theory

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • Jane Breen, Boris Brimkov, Joshua Carlson, Leslie Hogben, K.E. Perry, Carolyn Reinhart. Throttling for the Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs. Discrete Mathematics 341:9 (2018), 2418--2430.
  • Hung-Lin Fu, Yuan-Hsun Lo, K.E. Perry, C.A. Rodger. On the Number of Rainbow Spanning Trees in Edge-Colored Complete Graphs. Discrete Mathematics 341:8 (2018), 2343--2352.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Math 160 Liberal Arts Math 

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Travel Grant to attend the Conference on Combinatorics and its Applications (in celebration of Charlie Colbourn’s birthday), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, July 2018
  • AWM Mathematics Travel Grant to attend the Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Florida Atlantic University, March 2018
  • University of Denver Internationalization Grant to attend the Masamu Advanced Study Institute and Workshops in Mathematical Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Tansania, 2017
  • College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University, 2015
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics Excellence in Teaching, Auburn University, 2016, 2015, 2014