Leslie Hatfield, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Hobbs 306

Degrees and Certification

  • PhD in Mathematics, 2003
    University of Virginia
    Advisor: Harold N. Ward
  • MS in mathematics, 2001
    University of Virginia
  • BS in mathematics, 1996
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College


Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Lynchburg College; Lynchburg, Virginia. 2003-present

Course Instructor
University of Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia. 1997-2003


  • Lynchburg College Science Gang; Lynchburg, Virginia
    Mathematics and Voting: Is Chaos Inevitable?
    November 2008
  • James Madison University; Harrisonburg, Virginia
    SUMS Conference 2008
    October 2008
  • James Madison University; Harrisonburg, Virginia
    SUMS Conference 2007
    October 2007
  • Hampton-Sydney College; Farmville, Virginia
    Buckyballs and Mathematical Origami
    November 2006
  • “Accessible – but surprisingly sophisticated – Math Activities for Students, Clubs, and Research”
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    April 2005
  • Colloquia at Western Carolina University; Cullowhee, North Carolina
    Designs and Codes
    April 2004
  • Bioinformatics Conference: Danville, Virginia
    October 2004
  • Graduate Seminar, University of Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia
    Words of Weight 45 in Dual Codes of Projective Planes of Order 5
    November 2002

Professional Membership

  • Mathematical Association of America
    Lynchburg College Liaison, 2003-present
  • American Mathematical Society, 1998-2006


Dual Codes of Projective Planes of Order 25
Advances in Geometry 3 (2003), 140-152
(with K.L. Clark, J.D. Key, and H.N. Ward)


  • Shirley Rosser Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
    Lynchburg College; 2005
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
    University of Virginia; 2003