Fumiko Futamura PhD associate professor of mathematics 
I went into mathematics because it seemed to be the most elusive of all the arts. It took 8 years of serious study to even begin to understand the medium and begin to work with it in a creative way. Math is art. I wouldn't be a math professor otherwise. 


current positions Associate Professor of Mathematics, Southwestern University curriculum vitae CV (updated 4/2016) publications F.Futamura, R. Lehr, Finding the viewpoint at a museum, under review. workshops and minicourses taught 2016: learning
session: drawing shadows with Desargues, Operation:
Math Girls (OMG) conference, Sam Houston State University
2015: seminar teaching workshop: seeing the abstract: visual thinking for engaged learning, funded by Dr. Lawrence Musgrove’s Visual Thinking for Engaged Learning grant funded by the Presidential Innovation Grants Initiative 2014: MAA minicourse #14: visualizing projective geometry through photographs and perspective drawings, presented jointly with Annalisa Crannell and Marc Frantz, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore 2013: MAA minicourse #5: visualizing projective geometry through photographs and perspective drawings, presented jointly with Annalisa Crannell and Marc Frantz, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego (pic) 2009: innovative teaching workshop, funded by the Brown Innovation in Teaching Award, Southwestern Univerisity awards and grants 2015: Dr. Lawrence
Musgrove’s Visual Thinking for Engaged Learning
grant, $500, funded by the Presidential Innovation Grants Initiative
20122014: NSFDUE Type I grant #1140113, $69,432, a twoyear grant to write a textbook on Projective Geometry Applied to Perspective Art (together with coPI Annalisa Crannell's portion, $73,344), National Science Foundation 2011: AIBL Small Grant, $4000, a grant to create an inquiry based learning math and art course, funded by the Educational Advancement Foundation 2009: FacultyStudent Project Research Grant, $7590, a grant to do research with a student for his honors thesis for 8 weeks, Southwestern Univerisity 2009: Brown Innovation in Teaching Award, $9000, a grant to research innovative pedagogy and organize a teaching workshop, Southwestern University 2007: B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University recent presentations Jan 2016: Finding the Viewpoint at a
Museum, a HowTo Guide, Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Seattle, WA
May 2015: How to Mathematically Immerse Yourself in a Work of Art, Infinite Horizons Lecure Series, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA Mar 2015: How to Mathematically Immerse Yourself in a Work of Art, Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX Jan 2015: Harmonic ratios: music and art in an inquirybased geometry course, Joint mathematics Meetings, San Antonion, TX Nov 2013: Harmonics in Math, Art and Music, THINK! Series, Southwestern University Jan 2013: Sharp Diagonalization of Matrices, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA Apr 2012: Drawing Chords: Harmonic Sets in Math, Music & Art, Joint Math Colloquium, Franklin & Marshall College Feb 2012: Mathematics of Wonderland, SU MAA Chapter meeting, Southwestern University Feb 2011: Drawing Humpty Dumpty in Perspective, an excursion through math, art, literature, philosophy and music, SU MAA Chapter meeting, Southwestern University Jan 2011: Exploring Diagonalizable and Localizable Operators, Analysis Seminar, University of Houston 
southwestern
university 1001 e. university ave
georgetown, TX 78626
office: MBH134 phone: 5128631981 email: futamurf at southwestern.edu 
