Faculty Bio


Malini Pillai, M.S.Associate Professor of Mathematics Office: Wass Hall
Tel: 617-243-2261
Email: mpillai@lasell.edu

Department: Mathematics and Science

Degrees: ABD for Ph.D., Boston University; M.S. Pure Math, Central College Mysore University Bangalore, India; M.S. Applied Math, Brown University; B.S. Math, Physics, and Chemistry, Maharani's College, Bangalore, India

Malini Pillai's professional interests center upon researching innovative teaching and assessment methods that inspire, motivate, and challenge students of all abilities to become active learners in class. She is passionate about teaching students the power and utility of math, and to develop strategies to combat math anxiety. A large part of her teaching career has been devoted to research on maximizing student learning with a focus on encouraging women to pursue math.

What do you like about teaching?
"I realized the rewards of teaching math while I was a Ph.D. student/teaching fellow at the B.U. math department. Here, I decided to dedicate my life to motivating and inspiring students to excel, by instilling in them the joy of learning math and helping them to cultivate proper math study skills."

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