Liz Jurisich

Professor and Chair

Address: RSS 340
Phone: 843.953-5730
Personal Website:

Dr. Jurisich has been at the College of Charleston since 1999. Her doctorate is from Rutgers University. Prior to coming to the College, she was an L.E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago, and a visiting professor at UC Santa Cruz. 


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, Pure Mathematics, 1994. Thesis: Generalized Kac-Moody algebras and their relation to free Lie algebras.
  • M.S., Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, Mathematics, 1987.
  • B.A., Wellesley College, Mathematics, English, 1985.

Research Interests

Representation Theory, Free field theory, Vertex operators, Conformal field theory.

Courses Taught

  • Math (formerly 105) Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • Math 120 Calculus I
  • Math 295 Introduction to Proof
  • Math 417 History of Mathematics
  • Math 307 Discrete Math II
  • FYSM 144 Freshman Seminar
  • Math 103 Contemporary Mathematics
  • Math 303, 403 Abstract Algebra I, II


A complete list of Dr. Jurisich's publications is available at