# Teaching and Mentoring

**Teaching Awards**

- 2023 John Franke Award for
**Outstanding Teaching**, Department of Mathematics, NCSU - 2020
**Faculty Diversity Professional Development**Award, College of Sciences, NCSU - 2018 Recipient of a “Thank a Teacher” Letter, NC State University (MA534)
- 2018 Mathematics Department Nominee for the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award
- 2017-2018 Diversity Mentoring Fellow, NC State University
- 2017 Department of Mathematics Nominee for the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award
- 2017 Recipient of a “Thank a Teacher” Letter, NC State University (MA 401)
- 2017 Department of Mathematics Nominee for the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award
- 2016-present
**Faculty Scholar,**NC State University - 2016
**Equity for Women**Award (Faculty), NC State University. - 2015 Recipient of a “Thank a Teacher” Letter, NC State University
- 2013 Department of Mathematics Nominee for the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award
- 2013 Recipient of NC State University Certificate of Reflective Teaching
- 2013 Recipient of a “Thank a Teacher” Letter, NC State University
- 2009 Recipient of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parent Association “Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students” for 2008-2009
- 2008 Winner of the 2007-08 All-University Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in Math, Sciences, and Engineering, University of Virginia (UVA)
- 2008 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2007-2008, Mathematics Department, UVA

**Teaching Enrichment: **

- Attended workshop on “Effective Mentoring: A Catalyst to Improved Climate for Research Productivity, April 14, 2021.
- Attended NCSU-College of Sciences Diversity in STEM Symposium, Creating Inclusive Spaces, February 5, 2020.
- Attended OFD Workshop on“Strategies for a Gender Inclusive Classroom Workshop”, Fall 2017.
- Participant in the Certificate of Reflective Teaching Program, Office of Faculty Development, NCSU, 2013-2014.
- Attended NCSU Office of Faculty Development workshops on “Keeping Students Engaged”, “Course Design for University Classes”, “Mid-semester Evaluations: What Do You Do once you have your data”, “What, how and why: An in-depth look at mid-semester evaluations”, and “Overcoming Obstacles to Active Learning”, 2012-2013.
- Attended Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity’s workshop on “GLBT Students”, NC State University, 2013.
- Participant in the Reading Circle on “Teaching Critical Thinking”, NC State University, Spring 2013.

**Teaching Conferences:**

- Organizer for MAA Contributed Paper Session on “Cultivating Critical Thinking through Active Learning in Mathematics”, MAA MathFest, Washington DC, August 5-8, 2015.
- Organizer for MAA Paper Session on Active Learning in Mathematics, MathFest, Portland, Oregon, August 2014.
- Organizer for MAA Panel Session on Active Learning in Mathematics, JMM, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

**Current Courses: Fall 2023: MA 515 Analysis I** (All the relevant information is posted in Wolfware/Moodle)

**Courses Taught** at __NC State University__

- Partial Differential Equations (MA 734), graduate class: Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2018, and Spring 2017.
- Intro to Partial Differential Equations (MA 534), graduate class: Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017 and Fall 2016.
- Analysis II (MA 715), graduate class: Spring 2023, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, and Spring 2013.
- Applied Differential Equations II (MA 401), undergraduate class: Fall 2016 and Fall 2015.
- Reading in Honors Mathematics (MA 491), undergraduate: Spring 2023, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2015, and Spring 2014
- Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (MA 225), undergraduate class: Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2019, and Fall 2018
- Analysis I (MA 515), graduate class: Fall 2023, Fall 2022, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, and Fall 2011.
- Measure Theory and Lebesgue Integration (MA 493), undergraduate class: Fall 2014.
- Spectral theory and Semigroups of Linear Operators (MA 791), graduate class: Spring 2013.
- Major Paper in Math (MA 494), undergraduate: Fall 2012.

** New Course Design:**

- Spectral Theory and Semigroups of Linear Operators (MA 791) – Spring 2013: created this class on demand, based on students’ inquires and interest after my Analysis I (MA 515) class in Fall 2012. Every class material was planned based on the questions and discussions that we had during the previous class.
- Measure Theory and Lebesgue Integration (MA 493) – Fall 2014, targeted at advanced math majors.

**Some relevant Information:**

- MA 401 Applied Differential Equations II (Fall 2015 and Fall 2016)

*Topics*: Wave, heat and Laplace equations. Solutions by separation of variables and expansion in Fourier Series or other appropriate orthogonal sets. Sturm-Liouville problems. Introduction to methods for solving some classical partial differential equations.Use of power series as a tool in solving ordinary differential equations. *Prerequisites*: MA 341. *Recommended Books:*

- Logan, Applied Partial Differential Equations
- DuChateau and Zachmann, Applied Partial Differential Equations
- Strauss, Partial Differential Equations – An Introduction
- Asmar, Partial Differential Equations with Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems

*NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you review Ordinary Differential Equations and Multivariable and Vector Calculus (Calculus III), as they will be used all the time in MA 401.*

- MA 715 Analysis II (Spring 2016, Spring 2014 and Spring 2013)

*Topics*: Measurable sets and functions, Measures, Lebesgue Integration, Lebesgue measure on R, L^p spaces. *Prerequisites:* MA 515.

- MA 515 Analysis I (Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, and Fall 2011)

*Topics: * Metric spaces: contraction mapping principle, Tietze extension theorem, Ascoli-Arzela lemma, Baire category theorem, Stone-Weierstrass theorem, L^p spaces. Banach spaces: linear operators, Hahn-Banach theorem, Open mapping and Closed graph theorems. Hilbert spaces: Projection theorem, Riesz representation theorem, Lax-Milgram theorem, complete orthonormal sets. *Prerequisites*: MA 425 and MA 426. *Recommended book for review of MA 42*5: “Introduction to Real Analysis” by R. Bartle and D. Sherbert; *Recommended book for review of MA 426*: “Elementary Classical Analysis” (Chapters 1-6), by J. Marsden and M. Hoffman.

**Mentoring;**

- 2015-2016 Faculty Mentor for Lucas Castle for the NCSU Prepare the Professoriate (PTP) Program (MA 401).
- 2014 Summer REG: Steven Derochers, Kristina Martin, Lucas Castle, and Marcella Noorman.
- 2012-present Faculty Teaching Mentor and Observer for Graduate Teaching Assistants
- 2019-present Academic Advisor for Ph.D. students
- 2012-present Faculty Advisor for undergraduate students
- 2012-2013: Faculty Advisor for 15 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) students.
- 2011-present: Faculty Advisor for NCSU – Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM).