Steve Morics

Professor, Math/Compt Science
Math & Computer Science

Steve Morics


Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1994

M.S., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1990

B.A., Mathematics, St. Olaf College, 1987


Appleton Hall
P: 909.748.8633

Current Research, Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematics and Social Choice

  • Mathematics and Music

  • Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Professional Background Highlights

  • 2 presentations at MAA-AMS Joint Meetings, San Diego, January 2009: "New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers" and "Capstone and one-semester research projects for a variety of students

  • Written seven reviews for MAA Online, and referred five articles for Mathematics Magazine and College Mathematics Journal

  • Member of MAA's Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET), developing documents and guidelines for adequate mathematical preparation for current and future teachers, January 2009 - January 2012

  • Member of the editorial board for MAA's Spectrum Series

  • Future projects include an in-class module introducing recent results in voting theory to non-majors, and an examination of topics in group theory which appear in music, being cowritten with a former student, now a faculty member at Loyola Marymount


Courses Taught

Math of Liberal Arts

MATH 101 Finite Mathematics

MATH 111 Elementary Statistics and Probability

MATH 121/122/221 Calculus I, II, and III

MATH 201 Discrete Mathematical Structures

MATH 204 Conjecture and Proof in Discrete Mathematics

MATH 241 Linear Algebra

MATH 245 Number Theory / History of Mathematics

MATH 311 Probability

MATH 312 Mathematical Statistics

MATH 341 Abstract Algebra

MATH 459 Senior Seminar

Topics courses in Combinatorics and Game Theory

First-Year Seminar on Mathematics and Political Choice

Proudian Seminar


Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, 1994-1995


"Development of Students' Understanding of Cosets, Normality and Quotient Groups" with Mark Asiala, Ed Dubinsky, David Mathews, and Asuman Oktac. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 16(3), 241-309.

Awards, Honors, Grants

Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Redlands, May, 2008

Innovative Teaching Award, University of Redlands, May, 2001

Coordinated 2 Project Intermath Grants, which led to the current course MATH 212, Mathematical Consulting

Outstanding Mathematical Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 1994

Invited Presentations

"Capstone and one-semester research projects for a variety of students," Co-Organizer and Panelist, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings in San Diego, January, 2008.

"New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers," Panelist, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings in San Diego, January, 2008.

"A New Look at Arrow's Theorem," at California State University, San Bernardino, February 21, 2007 .

"Mathematics and Social Choice: A First-Year Experience for Non-Majors" at the Southern California-Nevada Section of the MAA Fall 2004 meeting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

"Take Your Seats: Apportionment in the United States and Iraq" at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, April 2004.

"Voronoi Diagrams and Scheduling Forest Rehabilitation," with Co Livingston, at the North Central Section of the MAA Spring Meeting, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, April, 2003.

"Mathematics Education Research Done Right, or How I Learned What a Genetic Decomposition Is" at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN January 29, 2003.

"A Mathematical Consulting Experience for Undergraduates" at the summer meeting of the Associated New American Colleges, Ithaca, New York, June 14-16, 2001.

"A Mathematical Consulting Experience for Undergraduates" at the Mathematics Across the Curriculum Conference, July 1999, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.

"Why 1?" at the Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, April 1999.

"Reading Right to Left: The LIttlewood-Richardson Number," Contributed Papers Session at the Southern California Section of the MAA Fall 1997 Meeting, October, 1997.

"Students' Understanding of Cosets, Normality, and Quotient Groups", Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, San Diego, California, January 1997.


Mathematical Association of America

Phi Beta Kappa (serving as Secretary of the Redlands' chapter, the Xi of California chapter)