About Me

I grew up in Ohio and since graduating from high school I've lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Kansas before settling here in California.  I earned a B.A. in Journalism from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and went on to do sales and marketing for several minor league hockey teams.  I returned to school in 2005, taking math classes at University of Dayton and Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago before starting graduate school at Michigan State University, where I earned my Ph.D. in Mathematics with a focus in Topology in 2013.  I love running, hiking, swimming, biking, yoga, knitting, sewing and reading.

Classes I Teach

Spring 2024

41846MATH 1D21YCalculus
47301MATH 32MP1Precalculus II

Faculty Info

Dr. Cheryl Jaeger Balm

Dr. Cheryl Jaeger Balm





  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2013
  • B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2001

Office Hours

Fall 2022

Mon, Wed, Thur 12:30-1:20 in S-44

Tues, Wed 11:00-11:30 in S-46

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