# 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

## 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

**Sandy Koonce is the coach and advisor for the men's and women's Ultimate Frisbee teams.**