Dr. Rezac does research in Feynman Integration, using Analysis and specific kinds of Measure Theory. She is also interested in Math Education and advises all Math Majors in the Math Education Track. Dr. Rezac is director of the University of St. Thomas SMEE program(Science and Mathematics in Elementary Education). Dr. Rezac is active in the MAA: Mathematical Association of America, and the MCTM: Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Education:
2000 University of Nebraska, Ph.D., Mathematics
Advisor: Gerald W. Johnson
Dissertation: The Effect of Time Changes on Feynman’s Operational Calculus as Made Rigorous by Wiener and Feynman Integrals
1994 University of Nebraska, MS Mathematics
1992 Concordia College, Moorhead MN, BA Mathematics and Economics
Research Interests: Analysis, Measure Theory, Feynman Integration, Math Education
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MATH 108  02  Calculus with Review I  M  W  F    1215  1320  OSS 329  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 20522
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
The first course of a twocourse sequence designed to integrate introductory calculus material with the algebraic and trigonometric topics necessary to support that study. Review topics include: number systems, basic algebra, functions, the Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. Calculus topics include limits, continuity, derivatives for algebraic functions, applications of derivatives and more graphing. This course is intended only for students planning to take MATH 109 and does not satisfy the mathematics requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination or successful completion of MATH 006. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 108 may not receive credit for MATH 105, 111, or 113.
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MATH 121  01  Structures of Elem Math  M  W  F    0815  0920  OSS 127  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 20213
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
An examination of the mathematical underpinnings of the elementary school curriculum with an emphasis on the understanding of mathematical concepts. Topics will include foundations of integer and rational arithmetic, notions of placevalue and base, number sense and estimation, functions and their applications, Euclidean geometry, and mathematical problemsolving. This course is recommended as a second course in mathematics for prospective elementary teachers, and also satisfies the core curriculum requirement for the third course in the Natural Sciences and Mathematical and Quantitative reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: MATH 100 and an EDUC course, or permission of the instructor
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SMEE 181  01  Noncredit Science Seminar     R     1715  1815  OSS 227  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 20355
0 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
The seminar consists of five onehour meetings per semester and is offered for SMEE students enrolled in the laboratory science courses. Two semesters of the seminar are required.
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SMEE 182  01  Noncredit Science Seminar     R     1715  1815  OSS 227  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 20356
0 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
Same as SMEE 181. This number is used for the second semester of the seminar.
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Course  Section  Title  Days  Time  Location  

MATH 121  01  Structures of Elem Math I  M  W  F    0815  0920  OSS 333  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 40230
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
An examination of the mathematical underpinnings of the K8 school curriculum with an emphasis on the conceptual understanding of mathematics. Topics include foundations of integer and rational arithmetic, notions of placevalue and base, number sense and estimation, ratio and proportion, and mathematical problemsolving. This course is recommended as the first course in a threecourse sequence in mathematics for prospective elementary teachers, and fulfills the core area requirement in mathematics in Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning in the core curriculum. Offered fall and spring semesters.
Prerequisites: MATH placement at or above 100 and one EDUC course (Click here for MaRC Placement Exam Information)
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MATH 200  05  MultiVariable Calculus  M  W  F    1215  1320  OWS 275  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 42567
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
Vector algebra in two and three dimensions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, divergence theorem. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in MATH 114
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MATH 259  01  Elements of Geometry & Stat  M  W  F    1055  1200  OSS 214  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 42569
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
Intended for elementary education majors who plan a licensure endorsement in mathematics for grades 58. Includes intermediate concepts in geometry and statistics essential for a middle school teacher of mathematics. Topics will include: axiometric systems of geometry with emphasis on Books I and VI of Euclid's Elements; an introduction to nonEuclidean geometry; geometric and inductive reasoning, with applications; introduction to geometric probability and the geometric display of data; organization and analysis of data sets; statistical support of decisions, including applications in education; prediction; the role of randomness in both formal and empirical probability. Prerequisites: MATH 100 and 121
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