Vesna Kilibarda portrait

Vesna Kilibarda

Associate Professor

Hawthorn Hall 457

Dr. Vesna Kilibarda joined the faculty at IU Northwest in 1999 as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science. She was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003. She served the department as a chair from 2005 to 2008 and served the university as an Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 2004/2005. She is very active in Indiana Section of Mathematical Association of America (MAA) where she served as a chair, vice-chair, and past chair 2009-2012. She has been an advisor of Math club since 2000 and the chair of General Education and Assessment Committee since 2005. She is an active member of MAA, AMS, and AAUP.

Professor Kilibarda received her bachelors and master’s degrees in mathematics at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and her second master’s and Ph.D. in mathematics with minor in computer science at University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her research interests are in algebraic semigroup theory and scholarship of teaching and learning mathematics. She published 9 journal articles and presented her work at regional, national, and international conferences, many times with her students. She is a winner of numerous teaching awards and a member of Facet - IU Faculty Colloquium of Excellence in Teaching since 2005.

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
3400 Broadway 
Hawthorn Hall 457
Gary, Indiana 46408

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 - 12:00; 3:00 - 4:00
& by appointment

Email Address


Phone Number

(219) 980-6591