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:

  1. Logan, Applied Partial Differential Equations
  2. DuChateau and Zachmann, Applied Partial Differential Equations
  3. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations – An Introduction
  4. 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 425: “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.



  • 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).