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Matthew DeLong, Ph.D.
Matthew DeLong, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Marian Hall, Room 315
Ph.D. Mathematics—University of Michigan, 1998
M.S. Mathematics—University of Michigan, 1996
B.A. Mathematics, Economics, and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences—Northwestern University, 1993
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Fellowships and awards:
The MAA’s Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, 2012
The MAA’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, 2005
MAA Project NExT Fellow, 1999
Courses you teach:
MAT130: Statistics in the Contemporary World
MAT231: Calculus II
MAT250: Problem Solving and Introduction to Proofs
MAT305: Calculus III
MAT409: Discrete Mathematics
Connections of mathematics to philosophy and theology
The scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics
Representative scholarly contributions:
2016 “Mastery Problems Promote Polished Proofs in Abstract Algebra,” in Beyond Lecture: Techniques to Improve Student Proof-Writing Across the Curriculum, Schwell, Steurer and Vasquez Eds., MAA Notes Series, No. 85, pp. 293-298.
2015 “Simple and Sustainable Faculty Development Initiatives that Promote Collaboration among all Faculty Members” with Mark Colgan, MathAMATYC Educator, Volume 7, No. 1, pp. 24-26.
2015 “Colorability and Determinants of Twisted Torus Knots” with Matthew Russell and Jonathan Schrock, Involve, Volume 8, No. 3, pp. 361-384.
2015 “A Teaching Polygon Makes Learning a Community Enterprise” with Mark Colgan, PRIMUS (Problems Resources and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 41-49.
2011 “Beauty,” in Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, Bradley and Howell Eds., Harper One2009 “Lesson Planning Practices of Mathematics Teaching Assistants: Procedures and Resources” with Joe Wesley and Dale Winter, Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, Volume 12, pp. 97-110
2001 Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Mathematics: Resources for Professional Development with Dale Winter, MAA Notes Series, No. 57.
Other notable professional activities:
Associate Director of MAA’s Project NExT, a national professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences that addresses all aspects of an academic career
Academic Director of MathPath, an international advanced summer program for students age 11-14 who show high promise and love mathematics
Chair of the MAA Committee on the Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures
Member of the MAA's Dolciani Editorial Board
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