Professor Graham
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Mathematics Development
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5751
Courses Taught
  Math 590: Masters Thesis         
  Math 495: Project in Mathematics
  Math 389: Seminar on Belief Systems in Math and Science
  Math 381: Concepts in Discrete Math for Educators
  Math 380: Calculus Concepts for Middle School Teachers
  Math 311: Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
  Math 150: Math for Elementary Teachers II
  Math 145: Algebra Concepts for Middle School Teachers
  Math 097: Mathematical Literacy
  Math 091: Intermediate Algebra I
Research Interests
  Low Dimensional Topology: Knot Theory, Knot Floer Homology, Surfaces in 4-space, Khovanov Homology

  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 

Additional Information

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

(773) 442-5751
Office Hours
Summer 2020
By appointment
Main Campus