Wiebke Diestelkamp

Professor; Chair of the Department of Mathematics

Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Diestelkamp attended the Georg-August Universität Göttingen and the Universität Ulm in Germany. After moving to the United States, she received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Dr. Diestelkamp joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Dayton in 1998. She currently serves as the department chair.


  • Ph.D. in mathematics with a specialization in probability and statistics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1998
  • M.S. in mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1992

Research Interests

  • Design of Experiments
  • Combinatorics

Selected Publications

Melissa R. Taylor, Erin E. Sutton, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp, Kimberly E. Bigelow. Subtle Differences During Posturography Testing Can Influence Postural Sway Results: The Effects of Talking, Time Prior to Data Acquisition, and Visual Fixation. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 31(5):324-329, Oct 2015.

Nicholas W. Trubee, Paul M. Vanderburgh, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp, Kurt J. Jackson. Effects of Heat Stress and Sex on Pacing in Marathon Runners. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol. 28, No. 6 (2014), 1673-1678.

Susan C. Gardstrom and Wiebke S. Diestelkamp. Women With Addictions Report Reduced Anxiety After Group Music Therapy: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2013).

Susan C. Gardstrom, Jacklyn Bartkowski, Joy Willenbrink, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp. The Impact of Group Music Therapy on Negative Affect of People With Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illnesses. Music Therapy Perspectives, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2013), 116 – 126.

Larisa McHugh, Susan C. Gardstrom, James Hiller, Megan Brewer and Wiebke S. Diestelkamp. The Effect of Pre-Meal, Vocal Re-Creative Music Therapy on Nutritional Intake of Residents With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: A Pilot Study. Music Therapy Perspectives, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2012), 32 – 42.

Wiebke S. Diestelkamp, Carissa M. Krane, Margaret F. Pinnell. Design of a factorial experiment with randomization restrictions to assess medical device performance on vascular tissue. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011, 11:75.

Jay H. Beder and Wiebke S. Diestelkamp. Box-Hunter resolution in nonregular fractional factorial designs. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 4 (2009), 879 – 889.

Atif Abueida, Mike Daven, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp, Stephanie P. Edwards and Darren B. Parker. Multidesigns for graph triples of order 6. Congressus Numerantium, 183 (2006), 139 – 160.

Atif Abueida, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp, Stephanie P. Edwards and Darren B. Parker. Determining properties of a multipartite tournament from its lattice of convex subsets, Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, Vol. 31 (2005), 217 – 230.

Wiebke S. Diestelkamp. Parameter inequalities for orthogonal arrays with mixed levels, Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Vol. 33 (2004), 187 – 197.

Wiebke S. Diestelkamp, Stephen G. Hartke and Rachael H. Kenney. On the degree of local permutation polynomials. Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, Vol. 50 (2004), 129 – 140.

Wiebke S. Diestelkamp and Jay H. Beder. On the decomposition of orthogonal arrays, Utilitas Mathematica, Vol. 61 (2002), 65 – 86.

Wiebke S. Diestelkamp. The decomposability of simple orthogonal arrays having t+1 rows and strength t, Journal of Combinatorial Designs, Vol. 8 (2000), 442 – 458.