2012, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago

2000, BA, Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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M.A. Mathematics, DePaul University 2015

B.S. Accounting/Finance, University of Illinois-Chicago 2003

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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D.A., Doctor of Arts in Mathematics, University of Illinois, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Chicago, Illinois

M.A., Master of Arts in Mathematics, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Graduated with Distinction

B.S., Bachelor of Science in Systems Science and Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Rosskamm, D., Bilyk, R., Echevarria, R., & Allen, N. (2014). Peer leaders’ perspectives of their involvement in a mathematics enrichment workshop program: A comparison of motivations and outcomes. *Conference Proceedings of the Peer-Led Team Learning International Society*, May 29-31, 2014, California State University at Dominquez Hills, www.pltlis.org; ISSN 2329-2113.

Oppland-Cordell, S., & Martin, D. B. (2014). Identity, power, and shifting participation in a mathematics workshop: Latin@ students’ negotiation of self and success. *Mathematics Education Research Journal*, 1-29.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (2014). Urban Latina/o undergraduate students’ negotiations of identities and participation in an Emerging Scholars Calculus I workshop. *Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.*

Oppland-Cordell, S. (2013). Mathematical and racial identity co-construction in multiple sociopolitical contexts: A case study of a Latina undergraduate student from an urban community. *Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research.*

Oppland-Cordell, S. (2013). Race-place in mathematics participation: Latina/o undergraduate students’ negotiations of racialized spaces and identities. In A. Castro Superfine & M. V. Martinez (Eds.) *Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)*, Chicago, IL: PME.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (2012). Identity and equity among Latina/o undergraduates in an Emerging Scholars math workshop. In L. R. Van Zoest, J. Lo, & J. L. Kratky (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)*, Vol. 4, (p. 355-358). Kalamazoo, MI: PME.

**Selected Conference Presentations: **

Oppland-Cordell, S., Allen, N., & Echevarria, R. (May, 2014). *Peer leaders’ and peer leader volunteers’ perspectives of their involvement in a mathematics workshop program: An exploration of motivations and outcomes. *Paper presented at the Third Annual Peer-Led Team Learning International Society Conference, Carson, CA.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Allen, N., & Echevarria, R. (May, 2014). *Peer leaders’ and peer leader volunteers’ perspectives of their involvement in a mathematics workshop program. *Third Annual Peer-Led Team Learning International Society Conference, Carson, CA.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (April, 2014). *Latina/o students’ trajectories of participation in an Emerging Scholars workshop. *Paper presented at the TODOS strand of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2013). *Race-place in mathematics participation: Latina/o undergraduate students’ negotiations of racialized spaces and identities. *Paper presented at the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Chicago, IL.

Anderson, C. Oppland-Cordell, S., & Sanborn, K. (April, 2014). *Students’ perceptions of the use of technology in their developmental mathematics coursework. *22nd Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Sanchez, A., Stilling, P., Pranjic, D., & Oppland-Cordell, S. (September, 2013). *Underrepresented mathematics majors’ perspectives of motivations for their mathematical success. *SCSE 5th Annual Research Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (April, 2013). *Participating through identities: Latina/o undergraduate students’ mathematical success in an Emerging Scholars calculus workshop. *Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Kachaochana, S., Khan, M., Echevarria, R., Allen, N., Roman, E., & Aman, L. (April, 2013). *An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program: An analysis of participants’ performance outcomes and perceptions of the program. *21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Rosskamm, D. & Bilyk, R. (April, 2013). *An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program: An analysis of peer leaders’ experiences and perceptions of the program. *21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2012). *Identity and equity among Latina/o undergraduates in an Emerging Scholars math workshop. *Paper presented at the 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kalamazoo, MI.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Leavitt, D., & McGee, E. (April, 2012). *Learning from underrepresented students’ perspectives: Investigations by female mathematics education scholars from STEM backgrounds. *(Working Group Roundtable Session). Jacqueline Leonard and Rochelle Gutierrez (Co-Chairs). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2011). *’I don’t know how far I would be right now if it wasn’t for the workshop’: Latino/a undergraduates resist racialized, gendered, and classed spaces through an Emerging Scholars Workshop*, Faculty Research Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (May, 2011). *The inextricability of identity, participation, and access to math learning opportunities among Latino/a undergraduate students*, Chicago Symposium Series, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2010). *The inextricability of identity, participation, and access to math learning opportunities among Latino/a undergraduate students*, Faculty Research Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Cordell obtained her undergraduate degree in Systems Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, a master's in Mathematics at St. Louis University, and a D.A. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is dedicated to supporting historically underrepresented students and diverse student populations in persisting and succeeding in mathematics and STEM fields through her teaching, research, and service.

Dr. Cordell teaches both pure mathematics and mathematics education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are in the area of mathematics education. Her research focuses on the identity development of underrepresented students in mathematics, relationships between marginalized students' identity development and participation in collaborative mathematics classrooms, and creating equitable mathematics learning environments for marginalized students.

Dr. Cordell has published her research in education and mathematics education journals, including the *Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, *the *Mathematics Education Research Journal*, and the *Journal of Urban Mathematics Education*. She has also presented her research at local, national, and international conferences, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, and the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Dr. Cordell has also worked collaboratively with undergraduate students, graduate students, and mathematics faculty on various research projects for two years, including Honors students and McNair students. Moreover, Dr. Cordell is the Faculty Coordinator of the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program (MEWP), the mathematics component of the EMERGE Summer Program, and the Mathematics Education Learning Community at NEIU. Dr. Cordell also serves on several committees including the Mathematics Development Curriculum Committee, the Undergraduate Program Committee (Mathematics), and the Title III Grant Program Advisory Group.

**Grants:**

Advisory, Mentor and Skill Enhancement Workshop Coordinator, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014-2018.

Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $5,000, Research Community Award, 2014.

Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM undergraduate and graduate students’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2014.

Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,000, Committee on Organized Research Award, 2014.

Principle Investigator, How identity contributes to mathematical success: Exploring how underrepresented undergraduate mathematics majors negotiate their identities in their mathematical trajectories, $3,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2013.

Faculty Coordinator for Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Mathematics Workshops, Enhancing Career Opportunities in Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences at an Urban Hispanic Serving Institution: An HSI STEM and Articulation Initiative, U.S. Department of Education, $4,345,618, 2011-2016.

hs 7et0FJtina/o undergraduate students’ mathematical success in an Emerging Scholars calculus workshop. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, Calif.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Kachaochana, S., Khan, M., Echevarria, R., Allen, N., Roman, E., & Aman, L. (April, 2013). *An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program: An analysis of participants’ performance outcomes and perceptions of the program. *21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Rosskamm, D. & Bilyk, R. (April, 2013). *An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program: An analysis of peer leaders’ experiences and perceptions of the program. *21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2012). *Identity and equity among Latina/o undergraduates in an Emerging Scholars math workshop. *Paper presented at the 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Oppland-Cordell, S., Leavitt, D., & McGee, E. (April, 2012). *Learning from underrepresented students’ perspectives: Investigations by female mathematics education scholars from STEM backgrounds. *(Working Group Roundtable Session). Jacqueline Leonard and Rochelle Gutierrez (Co-Chairs). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2011). *’I don’t know how far I would be right now if it wasn’t for the workshop’: Latino/a undergraduates resist racialized, gendered, and classed spaces through an Emerging Scholars Workshop*, Faculty Research Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (May, 2011). *The inextricability of identity, participation, and access to math learning opportunities among Latino/a undergraduate students*, Chicago Symposium Series, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.

Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2010).

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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1979, Doctoral degree, Mathematics, University of Warsaw, Poland

1971, M.S., Mathematics, University of Warsaw, Poland

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

On leave until July 1.

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BBH 204H

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

By appointment

Math Education: Crafting out-of-class engagement, punctuated cognitive psychological interventions on student's disposition to learn and achievement

2012, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Brandeis University

2006, M.S. in Physics, Brandeis University

2004, B.S. in Mathematics and Physics with Highest Honors, University California, Davis

**Awards and Fellowships**

2019 Northeastern Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching

2017 Co-PI: NSF Noyce Grant (Award no. 1660785) NSF Noyce Scholars University and Community College Collaboration

2015-2016 Northwestern Faculty Honor Roll (student selected)

2015-2016 Northwestern University Educational Technology Teaching Fellow

2015 Mathematics Department Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern University

2011-2012 NSF IGERT Fellow

2004-2006 Martin A. Fischer Fellow

** Recent Presentations**

2019 AAC&U Transforming STEM Higher Education (Nov. 7) in Chicago, IL

2019 (STEAM) 2 Conference (April 26-27) in St. Charles, IL

2018 AAC&U and PKAL: Transforming STEM Higher Education (Nov. 8-10) in Atlanta, GA

2018 Jayhawk Math Teachers Circle Lawrence, Kansas

2018 Catalyzing Progress in STEM Education with Insights from Midwestern HSI's Chicago, Illinois

2018 Chicago Symposium Series (April 13) NEIU

2017 NEIU Faculty Research Symposium (Nov 17), NEIU

2017 MAA Iowa Regional Meeting (Oct 21), Dubuque, Iowa

2016 NEIU Faculty Research Symposium (Nov 18), NEIU

BBH 225C

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

By appointment

1987, Ph.D in Mathematics, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

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BBH 214C

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

By appointment

1990, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1986, M.A., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1981, D.I.P.C.E.G. Mathematics series, University of Yaounde-ENS, Annexe of Bambili-Bamenda, Cameroon

A sample of his publications, new and old, national and international include:

Gwanyama, P.W., Thomas, K., and Miller, G., 2018, *From the Logistic Model to the SIR Model for an Epidemic: Example from the 2003 SARS Epidemic in Hong Kong*, International Journal of Mathematics and Computation (IJMC). Vol. 29, no.1, pp. 1-10.

Gwanyama, P.W., 2014, *A note on the uniform step method and the composition theorem for magic squares,* International Journal of Mathematics and Computation (IJMC). Vol 24, No.3, pp. 9-20

Gwanyama, P.W., 2011, *A simplified contour integration for the probability integral*, *International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (IJMSA),* Vol 1, No.3, pp. 1507-1510*.*

Gwanyama, P.W., 2004.*The HM-GM-AM-QM Inequalities, *The MAA College Mathematics Journal, Vol 35, No.1, pp. 47-50.

Gwanyama, P.W., 2005.*K-S Test for Goodness of Fit and Waiting Times for Fatal Plane Accidents,* International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 36, No4, pp. 333-343.

Dr. Gwanyama received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has twice received the Faculty Excellence awards in Teaching from Northeastern Illinois University. Some of his publications have appeared in the MAA College Mathematics Journal, the International journal of Mathematics in science and technology, the International Journal of science and applications, and the International Journal of Mathematics and Computation.

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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BBH 204A

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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2011, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

2005, M.S., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

2004,B.A., Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

**Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Research**

Amber Gehring MS – The Effect of Treatment on Metastasized Lung Cancer: Comparison of Growth Rates (2013)

Ramon Vela MS – KAM Phenomenon in the Rocking Block Model (2014)

Irvin Garcia (UG), Carly Hall (UG), James Beer (UG), and Ricardo Juarez(UG) - Stochastic Model of Sulfur Dioxide and Lava Flow for Nyamuragira (2014)

Patrick Quaid MS – Statistical Analysis of the Advantage of Southpaws in MMA (2015)

Anila Ajdini MS – Monte Carlo Simulations of European Calls (2015)

Alex De Groh MS – Tardiness as an Epidemic (2015)

Carly Hall (UG) (Honors) – Quantification and Modeling of Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) Shoaling Patterns in Response to Environmental and Pharmaceutical Treatments (2016)

Alejandro Sanchez MS (RCA Recipient) – Numerical Analysis on a Diffusion Flame with Radiative Heat Loss (2017)

Carlos Villeda MS – The Flow Over a Rotating Cylinder (2017)

Rhys Gunther (UG) (Honors) – Vaccination and Epidemic Avoidance (2019)

Aram Gebretensae MS – Three Population Squirrel Competition Model with Migration of Exotic American Squirrels (2019)

Benjamin Eghan MS – Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of a Competition System with and Infection in One Species (2019)

Grace Kim MS – Nonlinear Stability Analysis: Competing Species that Crossbreed to Make a Hybrid Species (2019)

**Grants**

Co-PI, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2019 and 2019-2024. Webpage

Co-PI, Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing within an Elementary and Middle School Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum, 2016-2020. Webpage

Co-PI, NSF-IUSE Grant, Peer Enhanced Experiential Research in STEM (PEERS), 2014-2019. Webpage

Co-PI, NSF-HSI Grant, HSI Conference: Catalyzing Progress in Undergraduate STEM Education with Insights from Midwestern HSIs, 2017-2018

Advisory, Mentor for Mathematics Modeling Minor, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2018.

Mathematics Curriculum Development, NSF-IUSE Grant, Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum, 2014-2018.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $5,000, Research Community Award, 2014.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM undergraduate and graduate students’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2014.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,000, Committee on Organized Research Award, 2014.

**Professional Affiliations & Membership**

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

By appointment

2009, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII, France.

2006, Master in Mathematics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, France.

2004, Licence (Bachelor of Science) in Mathematics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, France.

[7] N. Kahouadji, N. Kamran, and K. Tenenblat, *Local Isometric Immersions of Pseudo-spherical Surfaces and k-th Order Evolution Equations*, to appear in Communications in Contemporary Mathematics. Arxiv:1701.08004v1 [math.DG] 27 Jan 2017.

[6] N. Kahouadji, N. Kamran, and K. Tenenblat, *Second-order equations and local isometric immersions of pseudo-spherical surfaces*, Comm. Anal. Geom., **24** (2016), no. 3, pp. 605-643.

[5] N. Kahouadji, N. Kamran, and Keti Tenenblat, *Local Isometric immersions of pseudo-spherical surfaces and evolution equations*, Fields Inst. Commun., **75** (2015), pp. 369-381.

[4] N. Kahouadji, *Construction of local conservation laws by generalized isometric embedding of vector bundles*, Asian J. Math., **15**, no. 4 (2011), pp.521-538.

[3] N. Kahouadji, *Conservation laws and generalized isometric embeddings*, October 2009, Thèse en Ligne (T.E.L): https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-00427033.

[2] N. Kahouadji, *Energy-Momentum’s local conservation laws and generalized isometric embeddings of vector bundles*, Geometry, Topology, QFT and Cosmology, Travaux en cours en Physique-Mathématiques, Hermann (2009), no. 76, pp. 45-70

[1] N. Kahouadji, *Cartan--Kähler theory and application to local isometric and conformal embeddings*, Systèmes Intégrables et Théorie Quantique des Champs, Travaux en cours en Physique-Mathématiques, Herman (2008), no. 75, pp. 295-316.

**Recent Invited Talks**

June 10-14, 2019: A celebration of Analysis, Geometry and Physics, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Montreal, QC, Canada.

August 14, 2018: Seminario de Geometria, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.

August 7, 2018: International Congress of Mathematicians 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

June 7, 2018: Symmetry and Perturbation Theory Conference, Pula, Sardinia, Italy. * *

March 14, 2018: When Nature Surprises our Geometric Intuition, Northside College Preparatory School, Chicago, USA.

November 17, 2017: NEIU 8th Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Chicago, USA.

July 25, 2017: Mathematical Congress of the Americas, Special Session “Geometry of Differential Equations, Real and Complex”, Montreal, QC, Canada.

June 12, 2017: Séminaire de Géométrie et Dynamique, Institut de Mathématique de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France.

June 5, 2017: Geometry and Algebra of PDEs 2017*, *UiT the Arctic University of Norway - Tromso, Norway.

June 2, 2017: Séminaire de Géométrie et Physique Mathématiques, Institut de Mathématique de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France.

January 27, 2017: *On the geometry of pseudo-spherical surfaces*, Deerfield High School, District 113, Illinois, USA.

November 18, 2016: NEIU 7th Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Chicago, USA.

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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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M.S. in Mathematics, University of Krakow, with a minor in Applied Computer Science

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BBH 212C

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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1983, B.S., Mathematics, University of Istanbul, Turkey

2006, M.S. Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University

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BBH 204H

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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1975, B.S. Mathematics, Kharkov State University, Ukraine

1987, Ph.D. Mathematics, Kharkov State University, Ukraine

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BBH 218C

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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BBH 204A

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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1978, B.S. Applied Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Railway Transport Engineers

1990, Ph.D. Operations Research, Institute of Control Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences

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BBH 212D

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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M.A. in Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University

M.S.T. in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph.D. coursework at UIC: Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education

BBH 214A

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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1982, Ph.D., Mathematics, Columbia University

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BBH 212C

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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2016, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, IIT, Chicago, Ill.

M.S., Applied Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill.

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BBH 218A

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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1982, B.S Computational Mathematics, Wuhan University

1985, M.S. Computational Mathematics, Wuhan University

1991, Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Michigan State University

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BBH 218C

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

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1995, B.A., Mathematics, Barnard College

2002, Ph.D., Mathematics, Columbia University

**Distance and intersection number in the curve graph of a surface**, with Joan S. Birman and Matt Morse, submitted. 2019 Preprint: arxiv: math/2403391

**Criticality for the Gehring link problem**, with Jason Cantarella, Joseph H.G. Fu, Rob Kusner, and John M. Sullivan. *Geometry & Topology*, 10 (2006), pp 1-61.

**Some ropelength critical clasps,** with John M. Sullivan, *Physical and Numerical Models in Knot Theory and Their Application to the Life Sciences, *** (**J. Calvo, K. Millett, E. Rawdon, and A. Stasiak, editors). Series on Knots and Everything, World Scientific, Volume 36, 2005.

**On transversally simple knots**, with Joan S. Birman, *Journal of Differential Geometry*, **55** (2000), pp 325-354.

**Parametrizations of holonomic and Legendrian knots** with Joan S. Birman,* Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications* **9** No. 3 (2000), p. 293-309.

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Northeastern Illinois University

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