Dr. Harel Barzilai  Curriculum Vitae
Harel Barzilai
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury MD 21801

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Office: (410) 5436472
Home: 410548543nine
hxbarzilai@salisbury.edu

Positions
, Cornell University (20062007).
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 (20002004).
Assistant Professor of Mathematics,
Lynchburg College (19982000).
Temporary Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota (199798).
Education
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, 19982013)
Partnering with Maryland Schools to Pilot Conceptbased
Online Math Tutorials $2450. CoPI with Dr. Sophie Wang.
Software Enhanced Solutions to ConceptBased
K8 Online Math Tutorials, $4,450 funds from NSF Bridges for
SUCCESSS Summer Research Program. Coresearch /mentor and coPI with
Dr. Sophie Wang for student
researcher George Sewell (JuneAugust, 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 2005Summer 2006).
ADEPT Supplement grant
(CoPI with Homer Austin), $49,972, awarded July 2004 for
Sept 2004Aug 2005.
(Total ADEPT funding secured, $657,972. ADEPT also
led to creation of firstever Master's Program in our
department at Salisbury University, the , 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 2002Sept. 2003).
CoPI with Homer Austin of 3year $513,000
National Science Foundation grant,
(Allied Delmarva
Enhancement Program for Teachers 20012004)
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 (founding
organizer).
Coauthor, 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
() 2004
award recipient,
postsecondary category,
"2004 Outstanding College Mathematics Education Professor."
Fellow.
Sponsored by MAA and Exxon Education Foundation (199899, ).
Unique Grantbased T.A. position for Fall 1996, awarded
by Cornell University Dean of Arts and Science,
for Curricular
Development in Calculus Reform effort (1996).
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Summer Fellowship, Cornell University Graduate School (1996).
Participant, Preparing Future Faculty program (199596).
McCormick Fellow, University of Chicago (19881991).
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 (19861988).
Lemuel G. Hodgkins 1900 Memorial Scholarship, Dartmouth College
(198687).
Publications, Monographs, and Manuscripts
Peerreviewed Published
[Backup ]
with Sophie Wang,
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (2013).
with R. Groth and J. Bergner, NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education
Leadership, 14 (1), 1018 (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 , pp.
134.
Promoting Mathphobia: Is the media (a)
happy to do it, or (b) merely willing? invited commentary article
in Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics ,
Spring 2007.
Authentic Curriculum for Inservice Math
Teachers: Modified Lesson Plans, with Homer Austin and Barbara
Wainwright, in Proceedings of the MidAtlantic 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 (NovDec 2003).
Conceptual Algebra in a Meaningsbased
Curriculum: Turning student errors into learning opportunities,
,
journal of the Maryland
Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Spring/Summer 2003 issue.
Monograph:
A Gentle Introduction to Mathematical Cluster
Analysis, with Kathy Andrews and Alex Kheyfits, Module 037,
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 ).

ADEPT Program at Salisbury University meets
Critical Needs of MiddleSchool Math Teachers,
with Homer Austin, Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Forum eNews,
January 2002.
Graduate Student Initiated Calculus Reform II
[],
X, No 2 (2000) 143155.
Graduate Student Initiated Calculus Reform
I, IX, No 1 (1999) 2938.
, 1997 doctoral dissertation, Cornell University.
, in
U Magazine letters 1997 (circulation: 1.5 million).
On the Web, reviewed/accepted for publication by other sites:
Save the Pups optimization exploration "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
SelfPublished:
Workshop for
Math ADEPT K16 Collaboration Workshop ( ~200 pages).
With Homer
W.
Austin, workshop coorganizer. June 2005 NSFfunded workshop. Portions are
.
Archive of Reform Calculus Resources,
(1998 ).
Portions of Cornell University Calculus Reform Pages,
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 K12 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.
K12 curriculum grant: Reviewer of High School Teachers' Lesson
Study Group's lesson on Pythagorean Theorem (June 2, 2008, Dr. Randy
Groth Grant).
K12 School visit and inschool lesson review,
April 29, 2008.
K12 School visit and inschool lesson review
(Delmar Middle and High School, January 1823, 2008, K12 Mathematics
Education grant, Dr. Randy Groth, SU Education Dept, PI).
K12 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
MDDCVA 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, MDDCVA MAA section (Nov 2007, Anne Arundel
Community College, Annapolis, MD).
On their home turf:
K12 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 K12 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 TriState Initiative with
Homer W. Austin and Barbara A. Wainwright, NCTM Eastern Regional
Conference  accepted to present October 1416, 2004 in
Baltimore, MD.
Modified Lesson Plans: Promoting
Systemic Change in Middle School Mathematics Teaching with Homer
Austin and Barbara Wainwright, at MidAtlantic 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 MDDCVA Section
Meeting at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, November 78,
2003.
Meeting Math ADEPT  a handson
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 MAAAMS meetings, Baltimore, January
2003.
The ADEPT Program at
Salisbury University with Homer Austinat
MAA MDDCVA Section Meeting UMDCollege Park, November 2002.
The Math ADEPT Program at
Salisbury University with Homer Austin at MegaMath 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 MAAAMS meetings, San Diego, January 2002.
Panel Member,
Mathematical preparation and support of teachers through rural
universities,
at joint MAAAMS meetings, San Diego, January 2002.
Math ADEPT: A Program for Middle School Inservice Mathematics
Teachers, with Homer Austin
at joint MAAAMS meetings, San Diego, January 2002.
A
Framework for Fostering Active Engagement and Learning in
College Algebra through Writing,
Collaborative Learning, and
Modeling, at joint MAAAMS 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 (), Chicago, IL, September 1999.
Conceptual and Notational Obstructions to
Learning in Calculus and Precalculus,
presentation at
session at Mathfest,
Providence, RI, July 1999.
The Birth of Molecular Computation,
one of three
at regional
VAMDDC
Meeting
of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), April 1999.
()
Writing in Mathematics: Fostering
Introspection and Dialogue, poster session
presentation,  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 Projectsbased
Approach, copresenter
at Mathematicians Education Reform (MER)
Workshop, Ithaca, NY, November 1995.
for University faculty, K12 Teachers and/or
Students
Handson "Ok, so what does it mean?" (When
getting the right answer is the easy/ier part) K12 and
Quantitative Literacy workshop for K12 teachers from school
districts near Ithaca, NY. Held at Cornell University, Ithaca,
NY (Saturday May 12, 2007)
Handson DiscoveryBased Calculus; and Making
Classrooms Safe for Intellectual RiskTaking, designed for and
presented at Cornell Mathematics Outreach, Saturday Workshop
for K12 Teachers (Nov 18, 2006).
4day Math ADEPT K16 Collaboration
Workshop (With Homer Austin, workshop coorganizer). Attended by
teams of university faculty and K12 teachers/administrators from six
states. NSFfunded workshop (June 2005).
Maryland Math ADEPT Capstone Workshop,
lead designer, copresented with Don
Cathcart and Don Spickler
(Salisbury University, June 2526, 2003).
The Math ADEPT Program at Salisbury University
with Homer Austin, at MegaMath Workshop
(Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, August 2002).
Conceptual Algebra: Active, Applied, Alive! for inservice
middle and highschool teachers
at Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Eastern Shore
conference (February 2001).
During Temporary Assistant Professor postdoctoral 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 9th10th 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 67
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 teachingrelated
situations) at Cornell University's Mathematics Department
, Oct. 4, 2006.
Numeracy Across the Curriculum
at Cornell University's Mathematics Department
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 17_{th} 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),
cosponsored by Mathematics and Biology Departments
(April
1999).
Introduction to Molecular Computing,
Hobbs Hall, Lynchburg College (April 20, 1999).
,
Lynchburg College Symposium Readings
()
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), Preparing Future
Faculty program:

, Ithaca
College Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society (March 1996).

 , 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).
12 week long expository presentations
at Berstein Seminar in Topology, Cornell:
 Homological Stability for
Automorphism Groups of Free Groups (Fall 1994).
 TwoDimensional Submanifolds of FourDimensional
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 OrderEquivalence of
Groupsat Salisbury University Student Research
Conference (Spring 2003).
Faculty sponsor for Lynchburg
College 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 (199697).
Curricular Development and Mathematics Education
Experience and Training
Developed Algebra course for inservice middle
school teachers. Salisbury University (20012002).
Developed math course for preservice elementary teachers.
Lynchburg College (19981999).
Workshop Coordinator and Designer for 12 sections of
UMN's Calculus Initiative (Fall 1997).
Awarded Grantbased Curricular Development Fellowship by Cornell's
A&S Dean (Fall 1996).
Led successful initiative to reform firstyear Cornell
calculus courses. Developed syllabus, course
materials; coordinated and consulted with faculty and instructors
(19941997).
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 explorationbased geometry course largely
for preservice teachers.
Daylong Graduate Teaching Development Workshops
(19921996).
Participated in Seminar on Undergraduate Teaching led by
Tom Rishel (19911996).
Technologyrelated Knowledge and Experience
WebCT and iLrn, for online
course for hurricaneaffected 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).
'99:
sponsored workshop at
Rutgers University (July 616 1999).
Lynchburg College Symposium Readings
()
Workshop (May 2427, 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).
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,
, U of MN (May 1998).
Teaching Undergraduate Geometry,
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