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Rezac, Lisa

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office
OSS 205
Phone
(651) 962-5557
Fax
651-962-5670
Mail
OSS 201

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

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MATH 109 - 02 Calculus with Review II M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OSS LL18
CRN: 41253 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac The second course of a two-course sequence designed to integrate introductory calculus material with the algebraic and trigonometric topics necessary to support that study. Review topics include: exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and their inverses and associated graphs. Calculus topics include: derivatives of the transcendental functions, applications of those derivatives and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MATH 108 NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 109 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
CRN: 40239 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 place-value and base, number sense and estimation, functions and their applications, Euclidean geometry, and mathematical problem-solving. 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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MATH 450 - 01 Adv Math:Explor & Exposition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 214
CRN: 42925 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac A capstone mathematics course for students seeking to teach secondary mathematics. Students make substantial oral and written presentations. Topics are included from discrete and continuous mathematics. Students use publications, e.g. The American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematics Magazine, Mathematical intelligencer and Scientific American, as well as standard texts, as sources for their work. Prerequisite: one of MATH 301 or 317 with concurrent registration in the other; or permission of instructor

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SMEE 181 - 01 Noncredit Science Seminar - - - R - - - 1715 - 1815 OWS 251
CRN: 40828 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac The seminar consists of five one-hour 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 OWS 251
CRN: 40829 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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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MATH 121 - 01 Structures of Elem Math M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS 127
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 place-value and base, number sense and estimation, functions and their applications, Euclidean geometry, and mathematical problem-solving. 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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MATH 259 - 01 Elements of Geometry & Stat M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 214
CRN: 22313 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac Intended for elementary education majors who plan a licensure endorsement in mathematics for grades 5-8. 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 non-Euclidean 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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SMEE 181 - 01 Noncredit Science Seminar - - - R - - - 1715 - 1815 OSS 227
CRN: 20355 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac The seminar consists of five one-hour 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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Location Time Day(s)
SMEE 182 - 01 Noncredit Science Seminar - - - R - - - 1715 - 1815 OSS 227
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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