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 109  02  Calculus with Review II  M  W  F    1215  1320  OSS LL18  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 41253
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
The second 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: 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  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
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 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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MATH 450  01  Adv Math:Explor & Exposition  M  W  F    1055  1200  OSS 214  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
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  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 40828
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  OWS 251  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
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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Course  Section  Title  Days  Time  Location  

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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MATH 259  01  Elements of Geometry & Stat  M  W  F    1055  1200  OSS 127  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 22313
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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