Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Ed Rehkopf selected as Project NExT fellow
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Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for individuals in their first or second year of full-time teaching following completion of a doctorate. The program addresses improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities.
Rehkopf attended the MAA summer meeting in Portland, Oregon, which included a special two-and-a-half day pre-conference workshop for Project NExT participants. He will attend other conferences in San Francisco and Pittsburgh and will participate in an electronic network that links fellows with distinguished teachers of mathematics.
His research interests include quadratic forms and lattices. He is working toward furthering the classification theory of these objects. Since joining USI in 2008, he has taught courses in calculus and linear algebra. He enjoys working with a wide range of students.
Rehkopf earned a doctorate in mathematics at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2008. He has taught at UC-Santa Barbara and Westmont College.