Swatee Naik is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nevada, Reno. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Swatee came to Indiana University as a graduate student, and after completing her Ph.D., joined UNR in the fall of 1994. Her research area is Topology. Swatee served as the Core Mathematics Director from 2005 to 2007, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2007–2008 and the UNR Faculty Senate Chair in 2013–2014. Her teaching experience includes a large variety of mathematics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.