JANET L. BEERY
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics |
Phone: (909) 793-2121 |
University of Redlands |
FAX: (909) 335-5121 |
Redlands, California 92373 |
E-mail: janet_beery@redlands.edu |
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June, 1989
A.M. in Mathematics, Dartmouth College, June, 1985
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in Mathematics and English Literature, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, May, 1983
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Full/Associate/Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Redlands, 1989-present
Courses: finite mathematics, calculus sequence (including First Year Seminars), discrete mathematics, graph theory, linear algebra, probability theory, number theory, history of mathematics, real analysis, point set topology, abstract algebra, senior research seminar, and directed studies in related fields
Teaching Fellow (Instructor), Dartmouth College, 1987-89, 1985-86
Instructor, University of Puget Sound, 1986-87
Teaching Fellow (Teaching Assistant), Dartmouth College, 1983-85
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Trisecting Devlin’s Angle, with K. Devlin, M. Neagoy, and K. Socha, MAA Online, Mathematical Association of America, July, 2009
Formulating Figurate Numbers, BSHM Bulletin: Journal of British Society for History of Mathematics, July, 2009; and History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) 2008 Proceedings, International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, July, 2008
Sums of Powers of Positive Integers, Loci: Convergence, Mathematical Association of America Mathematical Sciences Digital Library, April, 2009
Review of Thomas Harriot’s Artis Analyticae Praxis by Muriel Seltman and Robert Goulding, BSHM Bulletin: Journal of British Society for History of Mathematics, March, 2009
‘Ad Calculum Sinuum’: Thomas Harriot’s Sine Table Interpolation Formulas, Proceedings of Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (2008), 2009
Thomas Harriot’s Doctrine of Triangular Numbers: the ‘Magisteria Magna’, with J. Stedall, European Mathematical Society, 2009
Navigating Between Triangular Numbers and Trigonometric Tables: How Thomas Harriot Developed His Interpolation Formulas, Proceedings of Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (2007), 2008
Institute in the History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching: Ten Years After,
- FOCUS (Newsletter of the Mathematical Association of America), November, 2006;
- International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics Newsletter, July, 2006;
- as IHMT 10-Year Anniversary, Bulletin of Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, November, 2006; and
- as Institute in the History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching Marks 10^{th} Anniversary, Mathematical Association of America History of Mathematics Special Interest Group Newsletter, June, 2006
Reviews of A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685 and The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot’s Treatise on Equations by Jacqueline A. Stedall, Historia Mathematica, May, 2006
Calculus Exploration: Concavity and the Second Derivative, in Instructor’s Manual for Calculus: Single and Multivariable, Wiley, 2005
Thomas Harriot’s Treatise on Figurate Numbers, Finite Differences, and Interpolation Formulas, in Proceedings of Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (2004), 2005
Lengths, Areas, and Volumes, with C. Dolezal, A. Sauk, and L. Shuey, in Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 2005
Negative Numbers, with G. Cochell, C. Dolezal, A. Sauk, and L. Shuey, in Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, MAA, 2005
Thomas Harriot’s Communication of Mathematics via Symbols, Tables, and Page Layout, in History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) 2004 Proceedings, International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, July, 2004; and in Proceedings HPM 2004 and European Summer University 4, University of Crete Press, 2006
Interdisciplinary Lively Application Project: Pollution Police, with J. Selco, in Tools for Teaching: Modules 2000-2001, Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP);
and as Pollution Police: How to Determine Spectroscopic Selection Rules, Journal of Chemical Education, February, 2004
Interdisciplinary Lively Application Project: Saving a Drug Poisoning Victim, with J. Selco, in Tools for Teaching: Modules 2000-2001, COMAP; and as Saving a Drug Poisoning Victim: A Kinetics Simulation, Journal of Chemical Education, May, 2002
RECENT PRESENTATIONS
‘Ad Calculum Sinuum’: Thomas Harriot’s Sine Table Interpolation Formulas, American Mathematical Society (AMS)-Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Joint National Meetings, San Francisco, California, January, 2010; and Annual Conference of Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June, 2008
Sums of Powers of Positive Integers, American Mathematical Society (AMS) Western Section Meeting, University of California, Riverside, November, 2009; and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest), Portland, Oregon, August, 2009
A Whirlwind Tour of MathDL and Workshop on Mathematical Sciences Digital Library, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southern California-Nevada Fall Section Meeting, California State University, San Bernardino, October, 2009
Navigating Between Triangular Numbers and Trigonometric Tables: How Thomas Harriot Developed His Interpolation Formulas, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest), Madison, Wisconsin, August, 2008; and Joint Conference of British Society for History of Mathematics and Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, July, 2007
Thomas Harriot’s Pythagorean Triples: Could He List Them All?, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest), Madison, Wisconsin, August, 2008
Formulating Figurate Numbers, Quadrennial Meeting of International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM), Mexico City, July, 2008
Mathematical Puzzles and Games, American Association of University Women (AAUW) 8th Grade Girls Mathematics and Science Day, University of Redlands, with E. Doolittle, March, 2010; February, 2008; March, 2007; February, 2006; January, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Thomas Harriot’s Communication of Mathematics via Symbols, Tables, and Page Layout,
- American Mathematical Society (AMS) Western Section Meeting, University of California, Santa Barbara, April, 2005;
- International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics Americas Section Meeting, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, April, 2005; and
- Quadrennial Meeting of International Study Group on Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM), Uppsala University, Sweden, July, 2004
Thomas Harriot’s Treatise on Figurate Numbers, Finite Differences, and Interpolation Formulas,
- Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series on the History of Mathematics, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, March, 2005;
- Joint Conference of British Society for History of Mathematics and Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Cambridge University, England, July, 2004;
- California Polytechnic University, Pomona, April, 2004; and
- American Mathematical Society (AMS)-Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Joint National Meetings, Phoenix, Arizona, January, 2004
Workshop on Historical Modules for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, with V. Katz and K. Michalowicz, HPM Quadrennial Meeting, Uppsala University, Sweden, July, 2004
A Liberal Arts Mathematics History Course Co-taught by Future Secondary Teachers, AMS-MAA Joint National Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, January, 2003
Applying Abstract Algebra to Molecular Spectroscopy: A Classroom Project, AMS-MAA Joint National Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, January, 2003
Pythagorean Puzzles, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, April, 2001
Mathematics / Chemistry Classroom Projects: Saving a Drug Poisoning Victim and Detecting Pollutants, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southern California Section Meeting, Whittier College, October, 2000; and MAA Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest), Providence, Rhode Island, August, 1999
RECENT SESSIONS ORGANIZED
History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Their Uses in the Classroom Paper Session, with B. Gold, A. Shell-Gellasch, and C. Simmons, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest), Portland, Oregon, August, 2009
History of Mathematics Paper Session, with A. Shell-Gellasch and C. Simmons, MAA Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest), Portland, Oregon, August, 2009
The Political Dimension of Ethnomathematics Panel Discussion, with A. Shell-Gellasch, AMS-MAA Joint National Meetings, San Diego, California, January, 2008
Student Poster Sessions, MAA Southern California Section Meetings, Harvey Mudd College, March, 2003; California Institute of Technology (Caltech), March, 2002; California State University, Fullerton, March, 2001; University of California, Los Angeles, March, 2000; and University of California, San Diego, March, 1999
Mathematics and Computer Science Department Seminar Series, University of Redlands, 1990-2005
History of Mathematics in the Second Millennium Paper Session, with E. Sandifer, AMS-MAA Joint National Meetings, San Diego, January, 2002
Careers for Math Majors Panels, MAA Southern California Section Meeting, California State University, Fullerton, March, 2001; and University of California, Los Angeles, March, 2000
RECENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and HONORS
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Meritorious Service Award, 2010
Editor, Loci: Convergence, and Associate Editor, Loci, online journal of MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL), 2009–present
University of Redlands Innovative Teaching Award, 2008
MAA Beckenbach Book Prize Committee, 2005-2009 (Chair, 2007-09)
Secretary-Treasurer, MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group, 2005-2009
Newsletter Editor, MAA Southern California-Nevada Section, 2003-present
Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus Examination Development Committee, College Board, 2002-2008 (College Board Advisor for AP Calculus, 2006-2008)
Advanced Placement Calculus Examination Reader (grader), Educational Testing Service, June, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
National Curve Bank Website Advisory Board, California State University, Los Angeles, and National Science Foundation, 2001-present
Student Chapters Coordinator, MAA Southern California Section, 1998-2003
Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum Guidelines Writing Team, MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, 2001-02 (published by MAA as Undergraduate Programs and Courses in the Mathematical Sciences: CUPM Curriculum Guide 2004)
Writing Team Leader, Historical Modules Project, MAA and National Science Foundation, 1999-2002 (published as Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, MAA, 2005)
RESEARCH INTERESTS
History of mathematics
Collegiate mathematics education, especially the use of discovery-based learning in teaching mathematics
Algebra, especially finite permutation group theory and representation and character theory. Dissertation: Transitive Groups of Prime Degree
Undergraduate research sponsored since 2000 includes summer and senior projects involving mathematics history (1997, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2008), algebraic coding theory (1998, 1999, 2002, 2006), algebraic combinatorics (2000), group theory in chemistry (2000-2001), Groebner bases (2002), plane symmetry groups (2002, 2004, 2008), fuzzy set theory (2005), golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence (2006), group theory in sociology (2006), Hilbert spaces (2008).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Mathematical Association of America (Special Interest Group: History of Mathematics)
Association for Women in Mathematics
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
British Society for History of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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