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 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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STEM 181  01  Noncredit Science Seminar     R     1715  1815  OWS 257  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 43350
0 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
The seminar consists of five onehour meetings per semester and is offered for STEM for Elementary Education students enrolled in the laboratory science courses. Two semesters of the seminar are required.
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STEM 182  01  Noncredit Science Seminar     R     1715  1815  OWS 257  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 43351
0 Credit Hours
Instructor: Lisa M. Rezac
Same as STEM 181. This number is used for the second semester of the seminar.
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MATH 122  01  Structures of Elem. Math II  M  W  F    0815  0920  OWS 257  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 22371
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. Concepts of shape and space will be covered, which will include geometry, measurement, area, volume, surface area, symmetry, the geometry of motion and change, and problem solving. This course is recommended as the second in a threecourse sequence in mathematics for prospective elementary teachers. This course fulfills the third course requirement in the Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning in the core curriculum. Offered fall and spring semesters.
Prerequisite MATH 121 or permission of instructor
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MATH 259  01  Elements of Geometry & Stat  M  W  F    1215  1320  OSS 122  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
CRN: 21605
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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