Dr. Harel Barzilai - Curriculum Vitae

Harel Barzilai
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury MD 21801

Web site:
Office: (410) 543-6472 
Home: 410-548-543nine

Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University (2006-2007). Associate Professor position atCornellUniversity
Tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Salisbury University (2004- ).
Member of the Salisbury University Graduate Faculty (2002- ).
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Salisbury University (2000-2004).
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Lynchburg College (1998-2000).
Temporary Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota (1997-98).

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cornell University (1997).
M.S. in Mathematics, University of Chicago (1989).
B.A. in Mathematics, Dartmouth College (1988)   summa cum laude.

Research and Scholarly Interests
Primary: Mathematics/Teacher Education, Educational Mathematics, Pedagogy, Curricular Development.
Secondary: Undergraduate research projects, algebra, topology, DNA computing.

Funded Grants ($668,322 funded, 1998-2013)

  • Partnering with Maryland Schools to Pilot Concept-based Online Math Tutorials $2450. Co-PI with Dr. Sophie Wang.
  • Software Enhanced Solutions to Concept-Based K-8 Online Math Tutorials, $4,450 funds from NSF Bridges for SUCCESSS Summer Research Program. Co-research /mentor and co-PI with Dr. Sophie Wang for student researcher George Sewell (June-August, 2011).
  • Numeracy Across the Curriculum: Assessing and Developing Opportunities at Salsibury University (PI) Mentor's Grant awarded, $3,450 by SU Faculty Development Committee (May 2005 award for Fall 2005-Summer 2006).
  • ADEPT Supplement grant (Co-PI with Homer Austin), $49,972, awarded July 2004 for Sept 2004-Aug 2005.
    (Total ADEPT funding secured, $657,972. ADEPT also led to creation of first-ever Master's Program in our department at Salisbury University, the Masters of Science in Mathematics Education, and to a graduate Certificate program).
  • PI/Project Director for Maryland Math ADEPT, $95,000 Eisenhower grant through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), funded March 2002. (Grant: July 2002-Sept. 2003).
  • Co-PI with Homer Austin of 3-year $513,000 National Science Foundation grant, Math ADEPT
    (Allied Delmarva Enhancement Program for Teachers 2001-2004)
  • Recipient (with Homer Austin) of $646 Henson Enhancement Grant for
    An Analysis of Student Reasoning in Mathematical Logic (May 2001).
  • Secured $700 per year funding for Lynchburg College Science Gang (founding organizer).
  • Co-author, Tensor Foundation grant proposal: mathematics enrichment workshops for school
    girls and university women at U. of MN, February 1998. Grant was funded in spring 1998.

    Honors and Fellowships

  • Nominated for 2006 Department of Mathematics Teaching Award, Cornell University (Dec. 2006).
  • Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) 2004 Outstanding Teaching award recipient, post-secondary category, "2004 Outstanding College Mathematics Education Professor."
  • Project NExT Fellow. Sponsored by MAA and Exxon Education Foundation (1998-99, Silver dot).
  • Unique Grant-based T.A. position for Fall 1996, awarded by Cornell University Dean of Arts and Science, for Curricular Development in Calculus Reform effort (1996). See very positive response (or backup screenshot here) More student feedback here. And some of resources developed.
  • Summer Fellowship, Cornell University Graduate School (1996).
  • Participant, Pew Charitable Trusts Preparing Future Faculty program (1995-96).
  • McCormick Fellow, University of Chicago (1988-1991).  
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College (1988).
  • Nine Academic Citations ** during ten quarters enrolled (September 1985 - March 1988).
  • Tutoring Excellence Award, Reading and Study Skills Center, Dartmouth College (1987).
  • Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College (1986-1988).
  • Lemuel G. Hodgkins 1900 Memorial Scholarship, Dartmouth College (1986-87).

    Publications, Monographs, and Manuscripts

    Peer-reviewed Published

  • Incorporating Concept-based Pedagogy into K-8 Online Mathematics Tutorials [Backup Abstract] with Sophie Wang, International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (2013).

  • Supporting Teachers' Understanding and Use of Algebra Tiles, with R. Groth and J. Bergner, NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 14 (1), 10-18 (2012).

  • Preservice Elementary Teachers' understanding of Logical Inference, together with Homer Austin (SU), Shandy Hauk and April Brown Judd (Univ. of N. Colorado), and Jenq Jong Tsay (Univ. of Texas, Pan American), published in Winter Edition 2008 (Vol. 1 No. 2) of Investigations in Mathematics Learning, Official Journal of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, pp. 1-34.

  • Promoting Math-phobia: Is the media (a) happy to do it, or (b) merely willing? invited commentary article in Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Banneker Banner, Spring 2007.

  • Authentic Curriculum for Inservice Math Teachers: Modified Lesson Plans, with Homer Austin and Barbara Wainwright, in Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Research in Mathematics Sciences 2004 (MCRMS).

  • An Equivalence Relation, with Homer Austin, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, V34 N6 (Nov-Dec 2003).

  • Conceptual Algebra in a Meanings-based Curriculum: Turning student errors into learning opportunities, Banneker Banner, journal of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Spring/Summer 2003 issue.


  • A Gentle Introduction to Mathematical Cluster Analysis, with Kathy Andrews and Alex Kheyfits, Module 03-7, Educational Module Series published by DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science founded as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center at Rutgers University), 2003. (Actual print publication: spring 2004. See Module List).
  • ADEPT Program at Salisbury University meets Critical Needs of Middle-School Math Teachers, with Homer Austin, Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Forum eNews, January 2002.
  • Graduate Student Initiated Calculus Reform II [Abstract],  PRIMUS X, No 2 (2000) 143-155.
  • Graduate Student Initiated Calculus Reform I,   PRIMUS IX, No 1 (1999) 29-38.
  • Finiteness Properties for Handlebody Mapping Class Groups, 1997 doctoral dissertation, Cornell University.
  • The Trouble with Stereotypes about TAs, in U Magazine letters 1997 (circulation: 1.5 million).

    On the Web, reviewed/accepted for publication by other sites:

  • Save the Pups optimization exploration featured at "environmental" theme; published on RadicalMath.org
  • Rock Oil, Rock Oil Everywhere This series of lessons studies the production and consumption of oil in the U.S. and around the world. Keywords Peak Oil, Hubberts' Peak. Indexed at RadicalMath.org


  • Workshop Binder for Math ADEPT K-16 Collaboration Workshop ( ~200 pages). With Homer W. Austin, workshop co-organizer. June 2005 NSF-funded workshop. Portions are online.
  • Archive of Reform Calculus Resources, http://barzilai.org/archive/ (1998- ).
  • Portions of Cornell University Calculus Reform Pages, http://www.math.cornell.edu/~projcalc

    In preparation or submitted:

  • Math ADEPT: A Program for Middle School Inservice Mathematics Teachers, with Homer Austin.
    In preparation.

    Participation in Grant Projects

  • Reviewer of Lesson Plans developed by K-12 Lesson Study Group, (Delaware NUMBERS 2 grant directed by Dr. Groth), Feb/March 2009 (official date 3/5/09).
  • Reviewer of Lesson Plans (part of the Eastern Shore Mathematics Partnership grant funded by Maryland State Department of Education), February 2009.
  • K-12 curriculum grant: Reviewer of High School Teachers' Lesson Study Group's lesson on Pythagorean Theorem (June 2, 2008, Dr. Randy Groth Grant).
  • K-12 School visit and in-school lesson review, April 29, 2008.
  • K-12 School visit and in-school lesson review (Delmar Middle and High School, January 18-23, 2008, K-12 Mathematics Education grant, Dr. Randy Groth, SU Education Dept, PI).
  • K-12 curriculum grant: Reviewer of High School Teachers' Lesson Study Group's lesson on Algebra Tiles (December 2007, Dr. Randy Groth grant)

    Conference Presentations

  • Are SU students ready for college? Or ready for life? Reports from a homegrown quantitative literacy/environmental issues course, presented at first Salisbury University Teaching & Learning Conference (1/20/11).
  • Sources and Sinks: Quantitative and Citizen Literacy through Fundamental Environmental Issues at MD-DC-VA MAA section meeting (April 2010, Virginia State University, MD).
  • Quantitative and Citizen Literacy through Key Environmental Issues of our time at Joint Mathematics Meetings of the MAA and AMS (January 2009, Washington, D.C.)
  • A Knack for NAC? Numeracy Across the Curriculum, MD-DC-VA MAA section (Nov 2007, Anne Arundel Community College, Annapolis, MD).
  • On their home turf: K-12 math teachers inform university professional development programs with Homer W. Austin, MAA (April 2006, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD)
  • Interviews and School visits: Avenues for Assessing Professional Programs for K-12 Teachers., with Homer W. Austin, Joint Mathematics Meetings (January 2006, San Antonio, TX).
  • Math ADEPT: A Working Model for Teacher Professional Development which builds Professional Communities of Learners. with Homer W. Austin, Joint Mathematics Meetings (January 2005, Atlanta GA).
  • Allied Delmarva Enhancement Program for Teachers: A Tri-State Initiative with Homer W. Austin and Barbara A. Wainwright, NCTM Eastern Regional Conference -- accepted to present October 14-16, 2004 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Modified Lesson Plans: Promoting Systemic Change in Middle School Mathematics Teaching with Homer Austin and Barbara Wainwright, at Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Research in Mathematical Sciences 2004 Conference (MCRMS), May 27, 2004.
  • Authentic Curriculum for Inservice Math Teachers: Modified Lesson Plans presented with Barbara Wainwright (joint work also with Homer Austin), at MAA MD-DC-VA Section Meeting at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, November 7-8, 2003.
  • Meeting Math ADEPT -- a hands-on introduction with Homer Austin. Annual Conference of the Maryland
    Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Baltimore, October 2003.
  • Conceptual Algebra for Teachers: Integrating Algebra into a New Graduate Program for Middle
    School Teachers, at joint MAA-AMS meetings, Baltimore, January 2003.
  • The ADEPT Program at Salisbury University with Homer Austin
    at MAA MD-DC-VA Section Meeting UMD-College Park, November 2002.
  • The Math ADEPT Program at Salisbury University with Homer Austin
    at Mega-Math Workshop, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, August 2002.
  • Math ADEPT: Empowering Elementary Certified Teachers taking the Middle School Challenge
    with Homer Austin at Joint MCTM/MAST conference, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, April 2002.
  • Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Mathematical Logic: A Preliminary Report with Homer Austin
    at joint MAA-AMS meetings, San Diego, January 2002.
  • Panel Member, Mathematical preparation and support of teachers through rural universities,
    at joint MAA-AMS meetings, San Diego, January 2002.
  • Math ADEPT: A Program for Middle School Inservice Mathematics Teachers, with Homer Austin
    at joint MAA-AMS meetings, San Diego, January 2002.
  • A Framework for Fostering Active Engagement and Learning in College Algebra through Writing,
    Collaborative Learning, and Modeling, at joint MAA-AMS meetings, New Orleans, January 2001.
  • Recurring Calculus and Precalculus Mistakes: Notational Obstructions and Conceptual Roots,
    presentation at Fourth Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics
    Education (RUME '99), Chicago, IL, September 1999.
  • Conceptual and Notational Obstructions to Learning in Calculus and Precalculus,
    presentation at ARUME session at MAA Mathfest, Providence, RI, July 1999.
  • The Birth of Molecular Computation, one of three Invited Speakers at regional
    VA-MD-DC Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), April 1999. (Photo)
  • Writing in Mathematics: Fostering Introspection and Dialogue, poster session
    presentation, MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 1999.
  • Implementing Cooperative Learning and Projects in Calculus, workshop presentation,
    Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, Brainerd, MN, April 1998.
  • Calculus Reform at Cornell: A Cooperative and Projects-based Approach, co-presenter
    at Mathematicians Education Reform (MER) Workshop, Ithaca, NY, November 1995.

    Workshops Organized and Presented for University faculty, K-12 Teachers and/or Students

  • Hands-on "Ok, so what does it mean?" (When getting the right answer is the easy/ier part) K-12 and Quantitative Literacy workshop for K-12 teachers from school districts near Ithaca, NY. Held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Saturday May 12, 2007)
  • Hands-on Discovery-Based Calculus; and Making Classrooms Safe for Intellectual Risk-Taking, designed for and presented at Cornell Mathematics Outreach, Saturday Workshop for K-12 Teachers (Nov 18, 2006).
  • 4-day Math ADEPT K-16 Collaboration Workshop (With Homer Austin, workshop co-organizer). Attended by teams of university faculty and K-12 teachers/administrators from six states. NSF-funded workshop (June 2005).
  • Maryland Math ADEPT Capstone Workshop, lead designer, co-presented with Don
    Cathcart and Don Spickler (Salisbury University, June 25-26, 2003).
  • The Math ADEPT Program at Salisbury University with Homer Austin, at Mega-Math Workshop
    (Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, August 2002).
  • Conceptual Algebra: Active, Applied, Alive! for in-service middle- and high-school teachers
    at Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Eastern Shore conference (February 2001).

    During Temporary Assistant Professor post-doctoral position held at the University of
    Minnesota (UMN) and the Institute of Technology Center for Educational Programs:

  • Designed and led Torus Games for Project GAMMA (Great Activities Motivating
    MAthematics), an enrichment program for 9th-10th graders (April 1998).
  • Designed and led Boolean Algebra Blues for Project GAMMA (February 1998).
  • Designed and led Counting Games for Project YES (Young Emerging Scholars), a
    mathematics enrichment program for grade 6-7 students (January 1998).
  • Designed and led Mr. Square's Universe & Ours for Project GAMMA (October 1997).
  • Led What is a Knot? for Project PRIME (Professions and Recreations: Intermediate
    Mathematics Enrichment), a program for 5th and 6th graders (October 1997).

    Recent Seminar and Colloquium Talks

  • The Future ain't what is used to be: Peak Oil, Climate Crash, or both? talk given to SU's Honors Program on environmental issues with emphasis on quantitative literacy, energy, climate based in part on new environmental issues version of Math 190 recently developed. (Oct 2008)

  • From WAC to NAC: A Personal Journey, SU Mentor Grant presentation on Numeracy Across the Curriculum (NAC), Wed Aug 22, 2007, Salisbury University.

  • The GoodQuestions Project at Cornell, Math Dept Colloquium talk, Tue, Aug 21, 2007, Salisbury University.

  • Thinking Mathematically: Answering Questions, Questioning Answers, and Questioning the Questions Tuesday Apr. 17, 2007 at Ithaca College, Ithaca NY

  • Safety in the Classroom (and in other teaching-related situations) at Cornell University's Mathematics Department Teaching Seminar, Oct. 4, 2006.

  • Numeracy Across the Curriculum at Cornell University's Mathematics Department Educational Mathematics Seminar, Sep. 11, 2006.

    Invited Talks


  • Was invited as Speaker by USMA, West Point during Spring 2001 -- was unable to accept due to NSF ADEPT Grant.
  • Quantum Mysteries for Anyone (Keynote Speaker) at 17th Annual High School
    Mathematics Contest held at SU (November 2000).
  • More than just a bag of tricks? Towards a unified framework for educational reform.
    Invited Speaker, University of Connecticut Teaching Seminar (April 2000).
  • More than just a bag of tricks? Towards a unified framework for mathematics teaching reform,
    Mathematics Colloquium, California State University at Bakersfield (March 2000).
  • The Birth of Molecular Computation, University of Wisconsin at Platteville,
    Mathematics Colloquium (February 2000).
  • How do you see Arithmetic? Salisbury University Colloquium (February 2000).
  • The Birth of Molecular Computation, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh,
    Mathematics Colloquium (February 2000).
  • The Surprising World of DNA Computing, Shippensburg University,
    Mathematics Colloquium (February 2000).
  • The Surprising World of DNA Computing Colloquium, California Polytechnic University
    at Pomona (February 2000).
  •   The Birth of Molecular Computation, Hood College Lecture Series for Math Awareness Month
    (Theme: Mathematics and Biology), co-sponsored by Mathematics and Biology Departments (April 1999).
  • Introduction to Molecular Computing, Hobbs Hall, Lynchburg College (April 20, 1999).
  • Writing, Speaking, Knowing: Communication as Pedagogy in Mathematics,
    Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) Luncheon (February 1999)...........CONTINUED
  • Project and Paper Assignments in Mathematics, Lynchburg College Writing Center (February 1999)..........
  •   Calculus Reform at Cornell, Math Department Colloquium, California State University at Chico (March 1998).
  •   Calculus Reform at Cornell, Math Department Colloquium, University of Texas at El Paso (April 1997).
  •   Graduate student speaker (with honorarium), Pew Charitable Trusts' Preparing Future Faculty program:
  • Using DNA as a Computer, Ithaca College Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society (March 1996).
  • Using DNA as a Computer, Wells College Science Colloquium (December 1995).
  • DNA: The Next Generation Computer? Graduate Olivetti Club, Cornell University (March 1995).

    Additional Talks and Presentations

  •  At Seminar on Undergraduate Teaching, Cornell University:
    • Beyond Research and Teaching: Graduate Student Involvement in Curricular Reform (Spring 1997).
    • Coordinating Calculus Reform in the Department and Nationally: The Internet Resource Library (Fall 1996).
    • Cornell's Graduate Teaching Development Workshops (Spring 1996).
    • Math 112 The Other Way, with Professor David Henderson (Fall 1995).
    • Calculus Reform Comes to Cornell, with Lisa Orlandi (Spring 1995).
    • Calculus Reform at Cornell: Why Reform? (Fall 1994).

  •  Mathematics Research:
    • Contractible Disc Complexes for Handlebody Mapping Class Groups (Cornell Topology Seminar, February 1997).
    • Finiteness Properties for Handlebody Mapping Class Groups (Cornell Topology Seminar, November 1996).

  •  1-2 week long expository presentations at Berstein Seminar in Topology, Cornell:
    • Homological Stability for Automorphism Groups of Free Groups (Fall 1994).
    • Two-Dimensional Submanifolds of Four-Dimensional Manifolds: Rokhlin's Construction (Fall 1993).
    • Torsion in the Mapping Class Group and its Cohomology (Fall 1992).

    Experience in Mentoring of Undergraduates

  • Faculty sponsor for Stanley (Riki) Weeks' undergraduate research project and presentation Psudomorphisms and Order-Equivalence of Groups
    at Salisbury University Student Research Conference (Spring 2003).
  • Faculty sponsor for Lynchburg College Student Scholar Showcase mathematics poster presentation,
    Houdini's Magical Escape by Hiwot Amezene and Omni Carter (Spring 1999).
  • Lynchburg College Westover Honors Thesis Committee for Alison Witt (Math Education, Fall 1998).
    Thesis Title: Implementation of the NCTM's Curriculum and Evaluation Standards.
  • Regular participant, Cornell Math Table dinners, designed to support prospective
    undergraduate math majors, especially women and other underrepresented groups (1996-97).

    Curricular Development and Mathematics Education Experience and Training

  • Developed Algebra course for inservice middle school teachers. Salisbury University (2001-2002).
  • Developed math course for preservice elementary teachers. Lynchburg College (1998-1999).
  • Workshop Coordinator and Designer for 12 sections of UMN's Calculus Initiative (Fall 1997).
  • Awarded Grant-based Curricular Development Fellowship by Cornell's A&S Dean (Fall 1996).
  • Led successful initiative to reform first-year Cornell calculus courses. Developed syllabus,
    course materials; coordinated and consulted with faculty and instructors (1994-1997).

    Courses taken at Cornell University:

  • Mathematics for Secondary Teaching (Prof. Avery Solomon, Spring 1997).
  • College Teaching -- A Seminar (Prof. Tom Rishel, Fall 1996).
  • Educational Issues in Undergraduate Mathematics (Prof. David Henderson, Spring 1996).
  • Audited Math Education Seminar (Henderson (Math), Jere Confrey (Education), Spring 1994).

    Teaching Assistantships, Seminars and Workshops at Cornell:

  • T.A. for exploration-based geometry course largely for preservice teachers.
  • Day-long Graduate Teaching Development Workshops (1992-1996).
  • Participated in Seminar on Undergraduate Teaching led by Tom Rishel (1991-1996).

    Technology-related Knowledge and Experience
  • WebCT and iLrn, for online Sloan Semester course for hurricane-affected students (2005).
  • Ultimate Bulletin Board.
  • Geometer's Sketchpad.
  • HTML and web design; unix; Emacs; Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Headed U. of MN Math Dept pilot of WebCT, a comprehensive web tool facilitating online
    instruction and the creation and management of online courses (http://www.webct.com/webct/).
  • Reviewed software, mathematical modules of Metropolitan State University distance course.
  • Instructional use of java applets (1998-); graphing calculators (1997- ); Analyzer* (1996).

    Workshops and Minicourses Attended

  • Faculty Development Workshop on Parker Palmer's The Courage to Teach Aug 26 2008.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum II seminar/workshop participant, Salisbury University (Spring 2005).
  • Writing Across the Curriculum, Salisbury University (Fall 2000).
  • Reconnect '99: NSF-sponsored DIMACS workshop at Rutgers University (July 6-16 1999).
  • Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) Workshop (May 24-27, 1999).
  • Finding Motivation for Upper Division Mathematics through Original Sources
    at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX (January 1999).
  • Facilitating Active Learning: Concrete Ways to Foster Student Participation
    at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX (January 1999).
  • FIPSE workshop on Distance Education, Lynchburg College, Virginia (January 1999).
  • A New Approach to "Math for Elementary Teachers", Short Course (July 1998).
  • Learning Styles and Teaching Strategies, Center for Teaching and Learning, U of MN (May 1998).
  • Teaching Undergraduate Geometry, NSF Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop (June 1997).
  • Teaching a History of Mathematics Course, Joint Meetings Minicourse (January 1997).
  • Getting Undergraduates Involved in Research, Joint Meetings Minicourse (January 1997).

    Teaching Experience
    Virtually all courses taught since 1993, from college algebra to abstract algebra, incorporate several of the following: in-class groupwork (cooperative learning); writing assignments; long-term modeling-based projects or papers; student individual and group oral presentations; web resources and/or assignments; java applets and javascript; class email listserver; web-based class bulletin boards; graphing calculators.

  • Liberal Arts Mathematics: Quantitative Literacy and Environmental Issues (Math 105e) developed new course from scratch, taught out of my handouts and explorations
  • Fall 2005 special Sloan Semester online calculus course for
    students affected by hurricanes Katrina/Rita. Course designer/instructor.

  • Fundamental Concepts I (Math 130) for El-Ed majors
  • Fundamental Concepts II (Math 230) for El-Ed majors

  • Calculus I (Math 201)
  • Calculus II (Math 202)

  • Math & Culture (Math 105; then math 200)

  • Linear Algebra (Math 306)

  • Abstract Algebra (Math 441)

  • Math 506 (Fall 2001 designed prototype course that evolved into 541)
  • Conceptual Algebra for Middle School Teachers (Math 541) for ADEPT

  • Math 190e Liberal Art Mathematics: Quantitative Literacy and Environmental Issues new course designed from scratch with plethora of curricular material serving as textbook, explorations/activity book, and part of supplemental readings.

    Prior to Salisbury University

  • Math for Elementary/Middle School Teachers, Calculus I, College Algebra (LC, Spring '00).
  • Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, and College Algebra (LC, Fall '99).
  • Complex Variables, Math for Liberal Arts II, and Calculus I (LC, Spring '99).
  • College Algebra, Calculus II, and Math for Liberal Arts I (Lynchburg College, Fall '98).
  • University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) instructor;
    calculus and linear algebra for gifted students, grades 7-12 (1997-1998).
  • Workshop Instructor, University of Minnesota Calculus Initiative (1997-1998).
  • Teaching Assistant, Math 454 (Cornell Discussion/writing/discovery-based Geometry course).
  • Course Instructor, Math 111, Math 112 (Cornell first- and second-semester calculus).
  • Course Instructor, cooperative learning and projects-based Math 111P and 112P.
  • Recitation Section Leader, Math 191 (Cornell first semester Calculus for Engineers).
  • Teaching Assistant (University of Chicago multivariable calculus).

  • 2008-2009 Academic Year:
    • Faculty Advisor to Vegetarian Student Association (until Dec 08) **On campus-wide Faculty Sustainability Committee **On ad hoc Henson School Sustainability Committee
    • Teacher Education Council (very few meetings)
    • Cultural Affairs Council (no meetings)
    • Math Dept Hiring Committee (late cancellation of search due to budget cuts)

  • Service: 2007-2008 brief bullets.

    Service Experience: Service to the Department

    • Advisor to Vegetarian Student Association, 2007-

    • (Yearlong Sabbatical leave, 2006-2007)

    • Represented Math Department at PEU (Professional Education Unit) meetings (2004, 2005-present)
    • Advised and assisted SU Education Dept Hiring Committee for Mathematics Education position (Spring 2005)
    • Represented Math Dept. at PEU (Professional Education Unit) mtgs (2004, 2005.)
    • Organizer of the ADEPT seminar series ('02/'03).
    • Calculus Committee ('02/'03).
    • School Outreach and Teacher Education Committee ('02/'03).
    • 400+ Course Quality Assurance Committee ('01/'02).
    • Search Committee member (F '01/S '02).
    • Search Committee member (F '00/S '01) Extended search (3 positions, 9 on-campus interviews).
    • Departmental Liaison to the Multi-Ethnic Concerns Committee (Spring '01- ).
    • High School Math Contest Committee member (Fall '00).
    • Calculus Committee member ('00/'01).
    • Advising preservice secondary student advisees

    Service Experience: Service to the University

    • 2008- member, TEC, Teacher Education Committee
    • (Yearlong Sabbatical leave, 2006-2007)
    • Member, Faculty Senate's Honors Program Committee (Fall 04-Spring 06)
    • Member, Cultural Affairs Committee (Fall 04-Spring 06)
    • Volunteer for Saturday "Open House" Fall 2005
    • Visitor to PEU (Professional Education Unit) committee meetings
    • Visitor to Secondary Education committee meetings

    • Fall 2005 SU "FUN Day" volunteer (Mathematics/CS Dept table)
      Community outreach, paper-folding, zome bubbles, etc. Saturday, Sep 17, 2005.
    • Faculty Advisor to the Environmental Students Association (Fall 04- )
    • Phone-called approximately one dozen students (minority and non-minority) with a math interest,
      who have been accepted to SU (March 2003 ).
    • One-semester replacement for Graduate Council (selected 9/03).
    • Faculty Marshall (December 2002 Graduation).
    • Member, International Programs Committee (Fall '02-Spring '04)
    • Member of TEC, the Teacher Education Committee (Fall '01- ).
    • At-Large Representative to Employee Relations Committee (Spring '02 replacement).
    • Teacher Education Committee (TEC) Representative (Fall 2001- ).
    • Co-author with Homer Austin, an application for the Maryland Higher Education Commission
      (MHEC) which upon approved would give SU permission to offer a special Post-
      Baccalaureate Certificate in Middle School Mathematics (Spring '01)
    • Black Mathematicians Web Page author, moved permanently to Departmental webpage for the
      spring 2001 Multi-cultural Festival Week (http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~mathcosc/bm/).
    • School Hearing Board (Fall 00-).

    Service Experience: Service to the Community

    • (Designed and ran Workshops for NY K12 teachers during yearlong sabbatical leave 2006-2007)
    • In regular contact with Math Supervisors from nine (9) Eastern Shore counties, coordinating ADEPT/MSME.
    • Volunteer for SU FUNday (Saturday September 17, 2005).
    • Brought/invited, served as host for SU speaker Patricia Allison, Permaculture expert (5/05).
    • Brought/invited, served as host for SU speaker Julian Darley, Director of Post Carbon Institute (11/04).
    • Personally invited and introduced Dr. Dolores R. Spikes, President of UMES, as speaker at
      SU in honor of both Mathematics Awareness Month and the Multi-cultural Festival
      Week. (April 24, 2001 at 7:30pm, Worcester room, the Commons).
    • Half-day visit to Stephen Decatur Middle School math classes (November 2001).
    • Mathematical mentor for gifted 7 year old (Christopher, son of Doug Potvin. 2001/2002).
    • Participant/respondent in PROFNET. Responded to a media inquiry (Philadelphia Inquirer)
      for expert opinion on story on "The Tyranny of Algebra" (November, 2000).
    • SU "FUN Day" volunteer (Mathematics/CS Dept, "Bubbles" table).

    Service Experience: Service to the Profession

  • Member, SIGMAA/RUME Nominating Committee (2002/2003).
  • Organizing member, Biographies Database Committee, SIGMMA/RUME (Special Interest Group
    of the MAthematical Assoc. of America, on Research in Undergraduates Mathematics Education).
  • Member, SIGMAA/RUME Literature Committee (2002).
  • Conference Organizing Committee member for the Maryland Council of Teachers of
    Mathematics (MCTM) spring Eastern Shore conference (Fall '00).
  • MCTM Eastern Shore conference -- designer and maintainer of web site (Fall '00).

  • Conference Sessions Organized:
  • Main organizer (Maria Fung and Jay Jahangiri, co-organizers), session on Courses and Projects
    Addressing the Shortage of K-12 Teachers
    at Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, January 2003.
  • Co-organizer of Establishing oneself in one's field, Project NExT session at
    MAA Mathfest, Providence, RI, July, 1999.
  • Co-organizer and speaker at Using the Web to Teach Mathematics, Project NExT
    session at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 1999.

    Service while at Lynchburg College

    Condensed for Brevity. Includes founding Science Talk series; Science Board; Media Contact; Open House; Phone consultations; Westover Honors Thesis Committee for Alison Witt (Math Education Thesis, Fall 1998).

    Professional Memberships

  • Pi Mu Epsilon honorary national mathematics society (Charter Faculty member, 2001-).
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Member of SIGMAA groups on
    • Quantitative Literacy
    • Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
    • Environmental Mathematics.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
  • Association for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (ARUME).
  • Mathematicians Education Reform (MER) Forum.
  • The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

    Available upon request.

    For most recent copy see http://barzilai.org/cv.html