Academics

Sandy Koonce

Professor, Math/Compt Science

Degrees: PhD, Stanford University, Mathematics, 1986; AB, Dartmouth College, Mathematics, 1980

Office: Math & Computer Science , Appleton Hall #220

Phone: 909/748-8631 Campus Ext. 8631

E-mail: sandy_koonce@redlands.edu

Web: http://bulldog2.redlands.edu/facultyfolder/koonce/

Portrait

Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematical modeling in biological systems
  • Algebraic and geometric topology
  • Geometry
  • Problem solving

Professional Background Highlights

  • Ph.D. work in characteristic classes for stably almost-complex manifolds
  • Presentations at many conferences and seminars in topology
  • Design of a new course in mathematical modeling, presented in several locations and published
  • Work in mathematical modeling of the interaction between closely-related bird species, published and ongoing
  • Solutions to several problems in mathematics journals acknowledged

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • MATH 100
  • MATH 121
  • MATH 121
  • MATH 150
  • MATH 204
  • MATH 221
  • MATH 231
  • MATH 241
  • MATH 251
  • MATH 321
  • MATH 325
  • MATH 341
  • MATH 355
  • MATH 360
  • MATH 459
  • MATH 460

Degrees Held

  • AB, Dartmouth College, Mathematics, 1980
  • PhD, Stanford University, Mathematics, 1986

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Gibbs Instructor (post-doc) at Yale University 1986-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Vassar College, 1988-1993
  • Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, 1980-1986

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1979
  • Summa Cum Laude, 1980
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) fellowship recipient, 1983
  • Innovative Teaching Award, University of Redlands, 1996
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Redlands, 2004

Publications and Presentations

The Role of Dispersal in the Replacement of Golden-winged Warbler by Blue-winged Warbler, in Natural Resource Modeling, vol. 18, no. 4, 537-547

Plan to Integrate Calculus II and III Curricula at University of Redlands (with J. Beery, P. Cornell, A. Killpatrick), in Confronting the Core Curriculum: Considering Change in the Undergraduate Mathematics Major, Mathematics Association of America, 1998.

A Modeling Course for the Environmental Studies Program, in Biomodeling Workshop Projects 1993-1994, National Science Foundation, 1997

Relations among Generalized Characteristic Classes, Pac. J. Math. 45 (1990), 239-254

 

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