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Christopher Kribs

Name

[Kribs, Christopher]
  • Professor, Department of Mathematics
  • Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Biography

5th generation Dallas native. Studied electrical engineering (speech recognition) at Duke and Georgia Tech, conducting research at Texas Instruments while a student, resulting in one patent. Taught high school in Santa Fe, obtained Ph.D. in mathematics with minor in mathematics education at the University of Wisconsin. Joint appointment in mathematics and C&I at UTA since 1997. Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar in Mexico 2003, Marie Curie Scholar in France 2009. Teaching and research in mathematical biology and mathematics education. Author of over 50 scientific papers, 1 mathematical biology textbook, and 4 novels. Mentor to undergraduate researchers since 1999.

Professional Preparation

    • 1997 Ph.D. in MathematicsUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison
    • 1991 M.S.E.E. in Electrical engineering (digital signal processing)Georgia Institute of Technology
    • 1989 A.B. in MathematicsDuke University
    • 1988 B.S.E.E in Electrical EngineeringDuke University

Appointments

    • Jan 2011 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Mathematics   Science
    • Jan 2011 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Curriculum & Instruction   Education
    • Sept 2009 to Aug 2011 Marie Curie Fellow
      University of Lyon 1   Laboratoire de Biometrie et Biologie Evolutive
    • Jan 2005 to Dec 2005 Summer Director
      Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute
    • Sept 2003 to Aug 2011 Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington   Department of Mathematics
    • Sept 2003 to Aug 2011 Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Education   Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Sept 2003 to Aug 2004 Fulbright Scholar
      Universidad de Colima   Facultad de Ciencias
    • Jan 2003 to Dec 2003 Visiting Associate Professor
      Cornell University   Biometrics Department
    • Jan 2001 to Dec 2001 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Cornell University   Biometrics Department
    • Sept 1997 to Aug 2003 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Science   Mathematics
    • Sept 1997 to Aug 2003 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Education   Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Jan 1997 to Dec 1997 Consultant
      University of Wisconsin
    • Sept 1992 to Aug 1996 Instructor
      University of Wisconsin   College of Arts & Sciences   Mathematics
    • Sept 1991 to Aug 1992 Science Department Co-Chair
      St. Catherine Indian School
    • Sept 1987 to Aug 1994 Member, Technical Staff
      Texas Instruments   Speech Processing Lab

Memberships

  • Membership
    • June 2013 to Present SMB, AMTE, PMENA, SACNAS, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, MCMath (Metro­plex Council of Supervisors of Mathematics), Southwest Consortium in Mathematics for Life Sciences

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2017 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2017 Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2017 Academy of Distinguished Scholars sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2016 University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas Board of Regents
    • May  2016 Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity Award, UTA (2016) sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jul  2009 Marie Curie Fellowship, 2009-2011 sponsored by European Union Institute
    • Jul  2008 UTA Chancellor's Council Award for Innovation in Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jul  2007 UTA Research Excellence Award sponsored by College of ScienceOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      2007-9 (College of Science)

    • Jul  2005 UTA Professional Development Award sponsored by College of ScienceOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Also conferred by College of Education (2005), College of Science (2006)

    • Jul  2003 Fulbright Scholarship sponsored by http://www.cies.org/
    • Jul  2003 Mathematics Teacher of the Year,Facultad de Ciencias sponsored by Universidad de Colima, Colima, MX

Other Activities

    • Honors
      • July 2010 Prix Sanofi-Pasteur

Research and Expertise

  • Mathematical biology

    My research interests within mathematical biology lie at the intersection of epidemiology and ecology, studying vector-borne and zoonotic diseases like Chagas' disease or West Nile Virus for which spillover from wildlife reservoir hosts affects human health. I use systems of differential equations to model population and infection dynamics. I am also interested in applications of epidemic modeling techniques (contact processes) to describing sociological phenomena involving collective behaviors driven by peer contacts, such as eating disorders, grassroots political movements, gang behaviors, and cooperative learning environments.

  • Mathematics education

    My research interests within mathematics education center around the learning and teaching of middle grades mathematics, especially topics involving an understanding of units, such as operations on rational numbers, or measuring area and volume; and the development of children's ability to generalize (algebraic thinking).

    In my work with preservice and practicing teachers, I have also observed invented computational strategies analogous to those developed by children.  These parallels have great potential to shape teachers' classroom practice (in particular, their awareness of student invented strategies).  One such recent study of mine involved the division of fractions.

Publications

      Journal Article 2017
      • Bechir Amdouni, Marlio Paredes, Christopher Kribs, Anuj Mubayi, Why do students quit high school? Implications from a dynamical modelling study, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A 473: 20160204, 2017 (published online 2017-01-06). http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0204 Supplemental material online at https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3659468

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2017
      • Christopher Mitchell and Christopher M. Kribs, A comparison of methods for calculating the basic reproductive number for periodic epidemic systems, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, online ahead of print 2017-06-17, doi 10.1007/s11538-017-0309-y.

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      Journal Article 2015
      • Christopher M. Kribs and Christopher Mitchell, Host switching vs. host sharing in overlapping sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi transmission cycles, Journal of Biological Dynamics 9(1): 247-277, 2015. doi: 10.1080/17513758.2015.1075611 (published online 12 Sep 2015)

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Kamuela Yong, Anuj Mubayi, and Christopher M. Kribs, Agent-based mathematical modeling as a tool for estimating T. cruzi vector-host contact rates, Acta Tropica 151, November 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.06.025 (published online 26 Sep 2015)

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Britnee Crawford and Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, A metapopulation model for sylvatic T. cruzi transmission with vector migration, Math. Biosci. Engineering 11(3): 471-509, June 2014. (online ahead of print 2014-01-09) DOI 10.3934/mbe.2014.11.471

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta, Graphical analysis of evolutionary trade-off in sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi transmission modes, Journal of Theoretical Biology 353C: 34-43, 21 July 2014. Online 2014-03-13. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.03.002

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta and Christopher Mitchell, Modeling colony collapse disorder in honeybees as a contagion, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 11(6): 1275-1294, December 2014.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Britnee A. Crawford and Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Vector migration and dispersal rates for sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi transmission, Ecological Complexity 14: 145-156, June 2013. (online ahead of print 2013-01-26) DOI:10.1016/j.ecocom.2012.11.003

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Britnee Crawford, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, and Gaik Ambartsoumian, Invasion speed estimation in sylvatic T. cruzi transmission, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 75(7): 1051-1081, July 2013. DOI 10.1007/s11538-013-9840-7

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Perrine Pelosse, Christopher M Kribs-Zaleta, Marine Ginoux, Jorge E Rabinovich, Sébastien Gourbière, Frédéric Menu, Influence of vectors' risk-spreading strategies and environmental stochasticity on the epidemiology and evolution of vector-borne diseases: The example of Chagas' disease, PLoS ONE 8(8): e70830, August 2013.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Ridouan Bani, Rasheed Hameed, Steve Szymanowski, Priscilla Greenwood, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, and Anuj Mubayi, Influence of environmental factors on college alcohol drinking patterns and intervention programs, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 10(5/6): 1281-1300, October/December 2013.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Erika T. Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, and Stephen Wirkus, The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute: a model of mentorship through research, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 10(5/6): 1351-1363, October/December 2013.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Erika T. Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, and Stephen Wirkus, Metering effects in population systems, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 10(5/6): 1365-1379, October/December 2013.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta, Sociological phenomena as multiple nonlinearities: MTBI's new metaphor for complex human interactions, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 10(5/6): 1587-1607, October/December 2013.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Christopher Kribs-Zaleta and Anuj Mubayi, The role of adaptations in two-strain competition for sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi transmission, Journal of Biological Dynamics 6(2): 813-835, March 2012 (online 9 August 2012).
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Perrine Pelosse and Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, The role of the ratio of vector and host densities in the evolution of transmission modes in vector-borne diseases. The example of sylvatic Trypanosomacruzi, J. Theor. Biol. 312: 133-142, 07 November 2012.  Online ahead of print 2012-08-06.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, J.F. Jusot, P. Vanhems and S. Charles, Modeling nosocomial rotavirus transmission, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 73(7): 1413-1442, July 2011.  Published online ahead of print 02 September 2010.  doi10.1007/s11538-010-9570-z
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • Daniel Romero, Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta, Anuj Mubayi, and Clara Orbe, An epidemiological approach tothe spread of political third parties, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B 15(3): 707-738, May 2011.  doi:10.3934/dcdsb.2011.15.707
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • Sarah Quebec Fuentes, Yolanda Parker, James Epperson, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Theresa Jorgensen, Winifred Mallam, Christina Gawlik, and Colleen Eddy.  A cross-institutional collaborative model, Academic Exchange Quarterly 15(4): 160-165, Winter 2011.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2010
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Generalizaciones estudiantiles sobre cajas de diferencia, in M.T. González, M.M. Palarea and A. Maz (eds.), Seminario de los grupos de investigacion en pensamiento numerico y algebraico e historia de la educacion matematica. Salamanca: SEIEM, 2010, pp. 57-63.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Generalizaciones estudiantiles sobre cajas de diferencia, in M.T. Gonzales, M.M. Palarea and A. Maz (eds), Seminario de los grupos de investigacion en pensamiento numerico y algebraico e historia de la educacion matematica.  Salamanca:  SEIEM, 2010, pp. 57-63.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta, Alternative transmission modes for Trypanosoma cruzi, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 7(3): 661-676, July 2010.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • N. Crisosto, C. Kribs-Zaleta, C. Castillo-Chavez, and Stephen Wirkus, Community resilience in collaborative learning, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B 14(1):  17-40, July 2010.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Swati Debroy, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Anuj Mubayi, Gloriell M. Cardona-Melendez, Liana Medina-Rios, MinJun Kang, and Edgar Diaz, Evaluating treatment of hepatitis C for hemolytic anemia management, Mathematical Biosciences 225(2): 141-155, June 2010.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta, Estimating contact process saturation in sylvatic transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the U.S., PLxS Neglected Tropical Diseases 4(4):  e656, April 2010.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Anuj Mubayi, Gerardo Chowell, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Niyamat Ali Siddiqui, Narendra Kumar, and Pradeep Das, Transmission dynamics and underreporting of Kala-azar in the Indian state of Bihar, Journal of Theoretical Biology 262(1); 177-185, 07 January 2010.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • N. Crisosto, C. Kribs-Zaleta, C. Castillo-Chávez, and Stephen Wirkus, Community resilience in collaborative learning, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B 14(1): 17-40, July 2010.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta. (April 2010) Estimating contact process saturation in sylvatic transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the U.S., PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4(4): e656.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Swati Debroy*, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Anuj Mubayi*, Gloriell M Cardona-Melendez*, Liana Medina- Rios*, MinJun Kang*, and Edgar Diaz*, (June 2010) Evaluating treatment of hepatitis C for hemolytic anemia management, Mathematical Biosciences 225(2): 141-155.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta (July 2010)  Alternative transmission modes for Trypanosoma cruzi, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 7(3): 661-676.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Anuj Mubayi*, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Maia Martcheva, and Carlos Castillo-Chavez (July 2010) A cost-based comparison of quarantine strategies for new emerging diseases, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 7(3): 689-719.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • A. Mubayi, G. Chowell, C. Castillo-Chavez, C. Kribs-Zaleta, N. A. Siddiqui, N. Kumar, and P. Das. (January 2010) "Transmission dynamics and underreporting of Kala-azar in the Indian state of Bihar," Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 262, no. 1, pp. 177-185.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Anuj Mubayi, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Maia Martcheva, and Carlos Castillo-Chavez.  A cost based comparison of quarantine strategies for new emerging diseases, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 7(3): 689-719, July 2010.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta, Sharpness of saturation in predation and harvesting,  Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 6(4):  719-742, October 2009.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • B. Crawford and C. Kribs-Zaleta. (September 2009). "The impact of vaccination and coinfection on human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer," Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 279-304.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. (October 2009) "Sharpness of saturation in predation and harvesting," Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 719-742.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Britnee Crawford and Christopher Kribs-Zaleta,  The impact of vaccination and coinfection on human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B 12(2): 279-304, September 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta and K.K. Ruebel,  Exploring mathematical concepts in literature, Middle School Journal 40(1):  36-42, September 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Oranges, posters, ribbons and lemonade:  concrete computational strategies for dividing fractions,  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School  13(8):  453-457, April 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. "Oranges, posters, ribbons, and lemonade: concrete computational strategies for dividing fractions," Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 453-457, April 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta and K. K. Ruebel. (September 2008) "Exploring mathematical concepts in literature," Middle School Journal, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 36-42.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Pintar el octaedro,  Miscelanea Matematica  44: 69-80, July 2007 (in Spanish).
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2007
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. (July 2007) "Pintar el octaedro," Miscelánea Matemática, vol. 44, pp. 69-80.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2006
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. "Invented strategies for division of fractions," Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Mérida, Yucatán, México, November 9 to 12, 2006, vol. 2, J. L. C. Alatorre, M. Sáiz, and A. Méndez, Eds. Mexico: Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, 2006, pp. 371-376.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. "Estrategias construidas para la división de fracciones," Investigación en educación matemática. Actas del X Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Investigación en Educación Matemática, P. Bolea, M. J. G. Catalán, and M. M. Moreno, Eds. Huesca, Spain: Universidad de Zaragoza Press, 2006, pp. 154-160.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Estrategias construidas para la division de fracciones, in P.Bolea Catalan, M.J. Gonzales Lopez & M. Moreno Moreno (Eds.), Investigacion en educacion matematica.  Actas del X simposio de la Sociedad Espanola de Investigacion en Educacion Matematica, universidad de Zaragoza Press, Huesca, Spain, 2006.  pp. 154-160.  (in Spanish)
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C.M. kribs-Zaleta, Vector consumption and contact process saturation in sylvatic  transmission of Chagas' disease, MathematicalPopulation Studies 13(3): 135-152, July-September 2006.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, SENDing MORE MONEY in any base, Math Horizons 13(4): 12-13 April 2006.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C. Kribs-Zaleta, Painting the Pyramid, Mathematics Teacher 100(4):  276-281, November 2006.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. "SENDing MORE MONEY in any base," Math Horizons, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 13-14, April 2006.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C. M. Kribs-Zaleta. "Vector consumption and contact process saturation in sylvatic transmission of Chagas' disease," Mathematical Population Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 135-152, July 2006.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta,  Invented strategies for division of fractions, in Silvia Alatorre, Jose Luis Cortina, Mariana Saiz, and Aristarco Mendez (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, November 9 to 12, 2006.  Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Mexico.  Vol. 2, pp. 371-376.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, M. Lee, C. roman, S. Wiley, C. Hernandez-Suarez, The effectof the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Africa's truck drivers, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 2(4): 771-788, October 2005.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • A. Behn, C. Kribs-Zaleta, & V Ponomarenko, the convergence of different boxes, American Mathematical Mnthly 112(5): 426-439, May 2005.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M., Lee, M., Román, C., Wiley, S., & Hernández-Suárez, C. (2005, October). The effect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Africa’s truck drivers. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2(4), 771-788.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • Behn A Ponomarenko V. 2005. The convergence of difference boxes. American Mathematical Monthly 112(5):426-439.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • C. Kribs-Zaleta & C.J. Sanchez Tapia, Modelos poblaciionales, Anuario del Instituto Heisenberg 2004, Alfredo Aranda, ed., Universidad de Colima Press.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2004
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Book review of Differential equations and mathematical biology by D.S. Jones & B.D. Sleeman, BULL.  MATH.  BIOL.  66(6):  1935-1937, November 2004    doi:10.1016/j.bulm.2004.07.003
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2004
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, To switch or taper off: the dynamics of saturation, Math. Biosci.  192(2): 137-152, December 2004.  doi:10.1016/j.mbs.2004.11.001
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. (2004). To switch or taper off: the dynamics of saturation. Mathematical Biosciences, 192(2), 137-152.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • L. Beverly, T. Bryan, K. Childs, J. Epperson, C. Kribs-Zaleta, D. Pace, & C. Starr, Supporting and Strengthening Standards-based Mathematics Teacher Preparation.  Austin:  The Charles A. Dana Center, 2004.  112 pages.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2004
      • S. Del Valle, A. Morales Evangelista, M.C. Velasco, C. M. Kribs-Zaleta, & S.-F. Hsu Schmitz, Effects of Education, Vaccination and Treatment on HIV Transmission in Homosexuals with Genetic Heterogeneity, Math. Biosci. 187(2): 111-133, February 2004.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • Chowell, G., Castillo-Chavez, C., Fenimore, P. W., Kribs-Zaleta, C. M., Arriola, L., & Hyman, J. M. (2004, July). Model parameters and outbreak control for SARS. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(7), 1258-1263.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • G. Chowell, C. Castillo-Chavez, P.W. Fenimore, C. Kribs-Zaleta, L. Arriola, J.M. Hyman, Model parameters and outbreak control for SARS, Emerging Infectious Diseases 10(7):  1258-1263, July 2004.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • S. Del Valle, A. Morales Evangelista, M.C. Velasco, C.M. Kribs Zaleta, & S.F. Hsu Schmitz, effects of Education, Vaccination and Treatment on HIV Transmission in Homosexuals with Genetic Heterogeniety, Math. Biosci.  187(2): 111-133, February 2004

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2003
      • B. McNemar, T. Rothenberg et al. Rethinking Middle School Mathematics:  Using Problem Solving Across the TEKS TEKS TEXTEAMS Institute.  Austin:  The Charles A. Dana Center, 2003.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2003
      • B. Gonzales, E. Huerta-Sanchez, A. Ortiz-Nieves, T. Vazquez-Alvarez, & C. Kribs-Zaleta.  Am I too fat?  Bulimia as an epidemic, Journal of Mathematical Psychology 47(5-6): 515-526, 2003.  DOI10.1016/jmp.2003.08.002.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • C. Kribs-Zaleta & D. Bradshaw, A case of units, Teaching Children Mathematics 9(7): 397-399, March 2003.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2002
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. (2002). Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models. In Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Sally Blower, Pauline van den Driessche, Denise Kirschner & Abdul-Aziz Yakubu. (Eds.), Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: An Introduction (pp. 269-286). Berlin: Springer.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2002
      • C. Kribs-Zaleta, Fred Brauer:  The man and his mathematics, in Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases:  An Introduction, ed. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Sally Blower, Pauline van den Driessche, Denise Kirschner & Abdul-aziz Yakubu (IMA Vol. 125).  Berlin:  Springer-Verlag, 2002.  pp. 7-20
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2002
      • S. Camp, B. Davis, A. Kearns, C. Kribs-Zaleta, J. Stevens, A. Sukow & T. Terceira, Middle School Mathematics Wtih Meaning.  New York:  College Board, 2002.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2002
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta & M. Martcheva,  Vaccination strategies and backward bifurcation in an age-since-infection structured model, Math.  biosci.  17-178:  317-332, May-June 2002.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models, in Mathematical Approaches forEmerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases:  An Introduction, eds Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Sally Blower, Pauline van den Driessche, Denise Kirschner & Abdullah Aziz Yakubu (IMA Vol. 125).  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2002.  pp. 269-286.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. & Martcheva, M. (2002). Vaccination strategies and backward bifurcation in an age-since-infection structured model. Math, 177-178, 317-332.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2000
      • C.. Kribs-Zaleta, Toward quantifying the spectrum of recovery functions, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete, and Impulsive Systems 7(1):  1-17, January 2000.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta & J.X. Velasco-Hernandez, A simple vaccination model with multiple endemic states, Math.  Biosci.  164(2): 183-201, April 2000.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • C. Kribs-Zaleta, Toward quantifying the spectrum of recovery functions, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems 7(1):  1-17, January 2000.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. & Velasco-Hernandez, J. (2000, April). A simple vaccination model with multiple endemic states. Mathematical Biosciences, 164(2), 183-201.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. (2000, January). Toward quantifying the spectrum of recovery functions. Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, 7(1), 1-17.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • C. Kribs-Zaleta, Book review of Life's other secret by Ian Stewart, Bull. Math.  Biol.  62(2):  395-398, February 2000.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1999
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Core recruitment effects in SIS models with constant total populations, Math.  Biosci.  160(2): 109-158, August 1999.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1999
      • C.M. Kribs-Zaleta, Structured models for heterosexual disease transmission,  Math.  Biosci.  160(1):  83-108, August 1999.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1999
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. (1999, August). Structured models for heterosexual disease transmission. Mathematical Biosciences, 160(1), 83-108.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1999
      • Kribs-Zaleta, C. M. (1999, August). Core recruitment effects in SIS models with constant total populations. Mathematical Biosciences, 160(2), 109-158.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • June  2012
      "Travels in geographical and genetic space: T. cruzi invasion speed and adaptation." June 29, 2012
    • July  2012
      "Umbrales y bifurcaciones en modelos poblacionales." July 6, 2012
    • July  2012
      "Velocidad de invasion en la transmision silvestre de Trypanosoma cruzi." July 31, 2012
    • August  2012
      "Por que cuadrados? propiedades de unidades de medida de espacio." August 2, 2012
    • June  2011
      "interstrain competition in sylvatic T. cruzi transmission and competitive exclusion in vector-born diseases." June 30, 2011
    • September  2011
      "Interstrain competition in sylvatic transmission of T. cruzi." September 10, 2011.
    • August  2011
      August 11, 2000 How young children learn mathematics.
    • March  2010
      "The convergence of difference boxes." March 26, 2010, February 25, 2009
    • May  2010
      "Two-strain competition in sylvatic transmission of T. cruzi." May 31, 2010
    • June  2010
      "Cohorting and ward size effects in nosocomial rotavirus transmission. June 4, 2010
    • September  2010
      "Effets de regroupement dans les infections nosocomiales a rotavirus." September 24, 2010
    • September  2010
      "North American Trypanosoma cruzi transmission cycles." September 28, 2010
    • October  2010
      "Treatment of hepatitis C for hemollytic anemia management." October 1, 2010
    • December  2009
      "Competing strains and geographic invasion in sylvatic transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi." December 17, 2009
    • February  2009
      "The role of definitions in classroom mathematics II." February 20, 2009
    • February  2009
      "Sharpness of saturation in harvesting and predation." February 27, 2009
    • March  2009
      "Un marco para analizar demanda cognitiva y riquea matematica en la resolucion de problemas." March 20, 2009
    • May  2009
      "Les numeros reporductifs d'invasion dans les modeles de coinfection." May 7, 2009
    • July  2009
      "Discrete-time systems in population biology." July 2, 2009
    • July  2009
      "Multipatch sylvatic transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi. July 28, 2009
    • November  2008
      "The dynamics of peer pressure." November 7, 2008
    • January  2008
      "Teacher-Student parallels in concepts of unit." January 7, 2008
    • May  2008
      "Sur la calculation des numeros reproductifs dans les modeles epidemiologiques." May 30, 2008
    • May  2008
      "La saturation dans le controle des populations." May 30, 2008
    • July  2008
      "Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models." July 2, 2008
    • July  2008
      "Global behavior tools for nonlinear systems." July 3, 2008
    • October  2008
      "Vaccination and coinfection effects on HPV and cervical cancer." October 17, 2008
    • October  2008
      Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models." October 18, 2008
    • January  2007
      "Factors in the development of students' invented multiplication strategies." January 27, 2007
    • January  2007
      "Pre-service and In-service Teachers" -- what do they learn by interacting together in a seminar focused on examining the algebraic thinking of elementary-aged students? January 26, 2007
    • February  2007
      "Vertical and oral transmission of T. cruzi" February 27, 2007
    • August  2007
      "The role of definitions in classroom mathematics." August 31, 2007
    • October  2007
      "La influencia de modelos conceptuales para las operaciones en el desarrollo del pensamiento matematico." October 12, 2007
    • December  2007
      "A cognitive demand framework for task analysis." December 7, 2007
    • March  2006
      Vector consumption and contact process saturation in syvatic transmission of T. cruzi." April 10, 2006
    • March  2006
      "Models for multiplication." March 9, 2006
    • October  2006
      Nove. 10, 2006 "Consructed strategies for the division of fractions."
    • September  2006
      Sept. 7, 2006 "Estrategias construidas para la division de fracciones."
    • August  2006
      August 30, 2006 A model for vertical and oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi."
    • August  2006
      August 4, 2006 Effects of contact tracing and removal on the spread of new emerging diseases."
    • October  2006
      November 9, 2006 "Investigaciones en las estrategias inventadas de computo elemental."; "Un programa de posgrado en las matematicas educativas de primaria y secundaria."
    • September  2006
      September 4 & 21, 2006. "La transmission verticale et orale de Trypanosoma cruzi."
    • July  2006
      July 26, 2006 "Sociological applications of dynamical systems." ; "Ro and thresholds in epidemic models." ; "Effects of contact tracing and removal on the spread of new emerging diseases."
    • July  2006
      July 21, 2006. "Vertical and oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi." ; "Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models."
    • May  2006
      May 12, 2006 "Models and algorithms for multiplication."
    • October  2005
      Nov. 4, 2005. "The Teaching of Division of Fractions."
    • January  2005
      January 31, 2005 "Multiscale interactions between epidemiological and other biological processes."
    • January  2005
      January 2005 "Enriching Problems."
    • June  2004
      June 22, 2004 Contact process saturation effects in a two-host vector model."
    • October  2004
      October 22-23, 2004 "Dividing Fractions with Meaning."
    • June  2004
      June 9, 2004 "Modelos epidemiologicos y el umbral RO."
    • July  2004
      July 6, 2004 "Models for peri-domestic transmission of Chagas' disease."
    • May  2004
      May 20, 2004 "Trataminto de senales de voz y modelos epidemiologicos."
    • March  2004
      March 6, 2004 "Developing rich problems."
    • March  2004
      , , March 27, 2004 "Developing rich problems."
    • July  2003
      "Disease models with switches." July 3, 2003
    • June  2003
      June 30, 2003 "Disease transmission and control in paired border populations."

      Public Health Policy and Control: Challenges Posed by Emerging and Reemerging Diseases

    • March  2003
      March 6, 2003 "Elementary population biology." ; "Measurement and partitive division strategies."
    • July  2003
      July 30, 2003- "Umbrales en la epidemiologia matematica."; "Modelos matematicos para problemas biologicos."
    • December  2003
      December 5, 2003 "Los efectos de resistencia genetica y programas de tratamiento en la epidemia VIH/SIDA
    • September  2003
      Sept. 10, 2003 "Cajas de diferencias."
    • October  2003
      Oct. 24, 2003 "Assessment in mathematics course for prospective teachers."
    • July  2002
      July 15-16, 2002 "Forms of Ro and the next-generation operator." ; July 12, 2002 "An SIS model with disease-induced mortality."
    • July  2002
      July 8, 2002 "Algebra in elementary school? What do you mean?
    • December  2002
      Dec. 6, 2002 "Professional development in division of fractions."
    • June  2002
      June 27, 2002 :Disease Control Strategies for HIV in a Population with Genetic Heterogeneity."
    • March  2002
      April 12, 2002 "Backwards bifurcations in population models."
    • March  2001
      March 1, 2001 "Disease control via mathematical modeling." ; "Children's invented division strategies."
    • February  2001
      February 27, 2001 "Backward bifurcations in epidemic models."
    • February  2001
      February 26, 2001 "Backward bifurcations in epidemic models."
    • January  2001
      January 9, 2001 "matematicas y biologia del umbral Ro."
    • October  2000
      October 20, 2000 "Poison, clocks and lockers."; "CGI and DMI: how children invent math."
    • March  2000
      March 2, 2000- "An introduction to mathematical biology." ; "Mathematics experiences for preservice teachers."
    • October  2000
      November 17, 2000 "Mathematial biology: modeling diseases."
    • August  2000
      August 26, 2000 "A simple vaccination model with a backward bifurcation."
    • August  2000
      August 7, 2000 "Center manifolds and normal forms in mathematical biology."
    • October  1999
      Nov. 19, 1999 "Discrete dynamical systems and epidemic models."
    • August  1999
      Aug. 6, 1999 Backward bifurcations in mathematical biology..
    • July  1999
      July 20 & 29, 1999 "Two to tango: two-sex models in epidemiology." ; "Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models."
    • June  1999
      June 24, 1999 "Mathematical modeling."
    • May  1999
      May 21, 1999 "Center manifolds and normal forms in epidemic models."
    • January  1998
      January 16, 1998 "A simple epidemic model with a backward bifurcation."
    • December  1997
      December 4, 1997 "Core recruitment effects in SIS epidemic models."
    • May  1997
      May 1997 "Core recruitment effects in modeling a sexually-transmitted disease."
    • January  1997
      January 1997. "A two-sex SIS model with recruitment and activity levels."
  • Past
    •  
      CIMAT,Guanajuato, Mexico, "La transmision de VIH entre camioneros y servidoras sexuales en Africa."

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Mar 2012 to Apr 2013 TEKS-Aligned Concepts of Unit and Representational Fluency sponsored by  - $108000
    • July 2011 to May 2012 Teacher Quality Project Third Year Grant sponsored by  - $123884
    • June 2011 to Dec 2012 MSTTPA Cycle 3 Extension sponsored by  - $150000
    • Oct 2010 to Sept 2013 Cross-immunity and geographical invasion in the transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi sponsored by  - $200000
    • Oct 2010 to June 2011 MSTTPA Conference Planning Grant sponsored by  - $8000
    • May 2010 to June 2011 Teacher Quality Project Updward Amendment sponsored by  - $40457
    • Aug 2009 to Aug 2011 Mathematical interfaces for epidemiology and environment sponsored by  - $225566
    • June 2009 to May 2011 UT-Arlington Mathematics Teacher Preparation Academy sponsored by  - $700000
    • May 2009 to June 2011 TEKS-Aligned Concepts of Unit in K-8 Mathematics sponsored by  - $220000
    • May 2009 to June 2011 "TEKS-Aligned Concepts of Unit in K-8 Mathematics sponsored by  - $220000
    • Sept 2008 to Sept 2012 Undergraduate Training in Theoretical Ecology Research (UTTER) sponsored by  - $780946
    • May 2008 to May 2009 TEKS-Aligned Unit Concepts in K-8 Mathematics sponsored by  - $87000
    • May 2008 to May 2010 Cross-immunity and geographical invasion in the transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi sponsored by  - $150000
    • Feb 2007 to June 2008 Teacher Quality Project Upward Amendment sponsored by  - $22750
    • May 2006 to June 2008 “TEKS-­Aligned Concepts of Unit in K­8 Mathematics” sponsored by  - $170000
    • Oct 2003 to Oct 2004 “La migración de enfermedades transmitidas por vector” sponsored by  - $40000
    • Sept 2003 to May 2004 “Modeling Chagas' Disease in Latin America” sponsored by  - $33800
    • Dec 1999 to June 2001 "UTA K-5 Math Specialist Program", sponsored by  - $16000
    • June 1998 to Aug 2098 "Backward bifurcations in epidemic models", sponsored by  - $8889

Students Supervised

Courses

      • EDML 4372-001 MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES

        Curriculum standards, methods, and effective teaching practices as proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for the middle level; the organization of mathematics content with an emphasis on using manipulatives and technology to teach math. This inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisite: EDML 4350.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 5370-001 Problem Solving Concepts in K-8 Mathematics

        A study of the nature and aspects of problem solving in mathematics, with application to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include deconstructing and modifying tasks, assessment of problem solving, and the roles of representation, conjecture & proof, and technology in problem solving. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 5365-001 Biomathematics

        Biomathematics. A course in the use of dynamical systems to model population dynamics. Topics include the analysis of systems of nonlinear differential equations and difference equations, and applications in population ecology, epidemiology, and sociology. Prerequisite skills include a first course in differential equations (e.g., MATH 3318).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 5375-001 Whole Numbers and Operations

        A study of the interaction between the structure of place-value numeration systems and the nature of the four arithmetic operations.  The development of traditional and alternative computational arithmetic algorithms from conceptual and concrete models for operations, viewed through the lens of alternative numeration systems and research on children's mathematical thinking.  Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDML 4372-001 MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES

        Curriculum standards, methods, and effective teaching practices as proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for the middle level; the organization of mathematics content with an emphasis on using manipulatives and technology to teach math. This inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisite: EDML 4350.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2326-004 CALCULUS III

        Introductory course on vector functions in two or three dimensions, functions of two or more variables, their partial derivatives and extrema, the chain rules, directional derivatives, multiple integration, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and the divergence theorem.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 3318-001 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

        Ordinary differential equations with emphasis on the solution and analysis of first and higher order differential equations drawn from applications in the sciences.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 5370-001 Problem Solving Concepts in K-8 Mathematics

        A study of the nature and aspects of problem solving in mathematics, with application to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include deconstructing and modifying tasks, assessment of problem solving, and the roles of representation, conjecture & proof, and technology in problem solving. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDML 4372-001 MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES

        Curriculum standards, methods, and effective teaching practices as proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for the middle level; the organization of mathematics content with an emphasis on using manipulatives and technology to teach math. This inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisite: EDML 4350.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 5377-001 ALGEBRAIC THINKING IN K-8 MATHEMATICS

        A study of the practice of making and justifying generalizations in K-8 mathematics, including field properties of operations, modular arithmetic (with applications to odd/even), relations and equivalence relations, the introduction and use of variables and unknowns, and the influence of representations on the form of mathematical arguments. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: MATH 5375.

      • MATH 3318-001 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

        Ordinary differential equations with emphasis on the solution and analysis of first and higher order differential equations drawn from applications in the sciences.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDML 4677-005 MIDDLE LEVEL PREPARATION RESIDENCY WITH TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

        Supervised and directed student teaching experience in an approved field setting, Monday through Friday. The student will be assigned for the Independent School District (ISD) calendar. Candidates will be placed in two settings: an early grade (4,5,6) and late grade (6,7,8) experience as well as in two content areas. Required seminars will provide students with theory to integrate and apply during student teaching. Prerequisites: EDML 4370, EDML 4371, EDML 4372 and LIST 4378.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDML 4372-001 Mathematics in the Middle Grades

        Curriculum standards, methods, and effective teaching practices as proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for the middle level; the organization of mathematics content with an emphasis on using manipulatives and technology to teach math. This inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisite: EDML 4350.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 5375-001 Constructing Whole Number and Operations

        A study of the interaction between the structure of place-value numeration systems and the nature of the four arithmetic operations.  The development of traditional and alternative computational arithmetic algorithms from conceptual and concrete models for operations, viewed through the lens of alternative numeration systems and research on children's mathematical thinking.  Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDML 4372-001 Mathematics in the Middle Grades

        Curriculum standards, methods, and effective teaching practices as proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for the middle level; the organization of mathematics content with an emphasis on using manipulatives and technology to teach math. This inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisite: EDML 4350.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MATH 5370-001 Problem Solving Concepts in K-8 Mathematics

        A study of the nature and aspects of problem solving in mathematics, with application to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include deconstructing and modifying tasks, assessment of problem solving, and the roles of representation, conjecture & proof, and technology in problem solving. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MATH 5376-001 Constructing Rational Number and Operations

        The meanings and representations of rational numbers, and the development of computations on rational numbers from algorithms for whole numbers, including concrete models for operations on fractions and decimals. Discussion of research on the learning and teaching of operations on rational numbers. Also, divisibility tests and factoring. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: MATH 5375.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MATH 5308-001 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II

        Infinite series and products, uniform convergence, sequences of functions, Lebesgue integrals, Fourier series and Fourier integrals, and the entirety of human knowledge since the dawn of time.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MATH 6699-003 DISSERTATION
        Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5309-002 Advanced Instructional Strategies

        This course engages students in a study of advanced models of teaching and learning such as concept attainment, inductive thinking, inquiry, problem-based learning, role play, simulation games and other models, with an analysis of research on the effectiveness of these models.  Emphasis is on current trends in the content areas (in this case, mathematics).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • EDUC 5309-002 Advanced Instructional Strategies
        This course engages students in a study of advanced models of teaching and learning such as concept attainment, inductive thinking, inquiry, problem-based learning, role play, simulation games and other models, with an analysis of research on the effectiveness of these models.  Emphasis is on current trends in the content areas (in this case, mathematics).
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MATH 5370-001 Problem Solving Concepts in K-8 Mathematics

        A study of the nature and aspects of problem solving in mathematics, with application to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include deconstructing and modifying tasks, assessment of problem solving, and the roles of representation, conjecture & proof, and technology in problem solving. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • EDUC 5309-002 Advanced Instructional Strategies

        This course engages students in a study of advanced models of teaching and learning such as concept attainment, inductive thinking, inquiry, problem-based learning, role play, simulation games and other models, with an analysis of research on the effectiveness of these models.  Emphasis is on current trends in the content areas (in this case, mathematics).

        This special section of EDUC 5309 is part of a THECB-funded grant program providing professional development for teachers of K–8 mathematics, and as such the emphasis on content-area current trends is a focus on teacher questioning and discourse management in the mathematics classroom, for practicing teachers who already have a graduate background in mathematics education (MATH 5370 and 5375–5379 or equivalent).

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MATH 5377-002 Algebraic Reasoning in K-8 Mathematics

        A study of the practice of making and justifying generalizations in K-8 mathematics, including field properties of operations, modular arithmetic (with applications to odd/even), relations and equivalence relations, the introduction and use of variables and unknowns, and the influence of representations on the form of mathematical arguments. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: MATH 5375.

      • MATH 5376-002 Constructing Rational Number and Operations
        The meanings and representations of rational numbers, and the development of computations on rational numbers from algorithms for whole numbers, including concrete models for operations on fractions and decimals. Discussion of research on the learning and teaching of operations on rational numbers. Also, divisibility tests and factoring. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: MATH 5375.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20111 Link
      • MATH 5375-001 Whole Numbers and Operations

        A study of the interaction between the structure of place-value numeration systems and the nature of the four arithmetic operations. The development of traditional and alternative computational arithmetic algorithms from conceptual and concrete models for operations, viewed through the lens of alternative numeration systems and research on children's mathematical thinking. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.  (from graduate catalog)

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MATH 5378-001 Concepts of Geometry in K-8 Mathematics

        Major concepts of geometry applied to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include dimension, development of definitions, meanings of angle, geometric comparison relations, notions of center, and non-Euclidean geometries. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

      • MATH 4393-001 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
        Required of all students in the University Honors College. During the senior year the student must complete a thesis or a project under the direction of a faculty member in the math department. Prerequisite: enrollment in the University Honors College and written permission of the instructor and chair.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MATH 5392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS
        MATH 5376.  Constructing Rational Number and Operations, K-8 (3-0).
        The meanings and representations of rational numbers, and the development of computations on rational numbers from algorithms for whole numbers, including concrete models for operations on fractions and decimals.  Discussion of research on the learning and teaching of operations on rational numbers.  Also, divisibility tests and factoring.  Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings.  Prerequisite: MATH 5375.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  National and State Service
      DMI preservice committee, Mt. Holyoke College, MA, 1999-2001. Advisory Committee, ExxonMobil/NCTM Math Specialists Conference, 2000. Advisory Committee, IDSM TEXTEAMS Institute, Texas SSI, 2000-2001.
    • Dec  National and State Service
      Advisory Committee, Texas Professional Development Online, 2000. Dana Center Higher Education Advisory Committee, 2001. Middle School Problem Solving TEXTEAMS Institute Steering, Review and Follow-Up Committees, 2002-2003.
    • Dec  Program and Department Service
      Coordinator Profile Committee, 1998 (mathematics dept.). Established an official definition of a course coordinator's responsibilities and authorities. Course Coordinator, 1998-present (math and C&I depts.). Wrote & updated curricula, coordinated secti
    • Dec  Program and Department Service
      ExCET Committee, 1998-2000 (representing math and C&I depts.). Also facilitated EPII visit. Wrote document describing M.A. program in math for teachers, for higher admin. approval, May 1999. Self-Study Document Committee, fall 1999 (math dept.). Helpe
    • Dec  SOE and University Service
      Research Committee, 1998-2001 (School of Education). College of Science Web Page Committee, 1998-2000 (College of Science). Also served as faculty sponsor/liaison to mathematics department web page maintainer. Teacher Education Council (UTA), 2000-pres
    • Dec  Community Partnerships/Service
      Trustee, Dorothy Michaelsen Scholarship Fund, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2002-present. Research Advisor, MTBI, Cornell University, summers 1999, 2000, 2002.