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Mathematical Association of America
Southern California-Nevada Section
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Elizabeth Thoren wins the Section's 2023 Teaching Award
Dr. Elizabeth Thoren of Seaver College of Pepperdine University is the winner of the 2023 Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics and our Section's nominee for the national MAA's Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
Dr. Thoren has over 15 years of experience teaching with inquiry and has been part of the AIBL Workshop Leader Team since 2018 where she has co-developed and co-facilitated both virtual and in-person IBL Workshops. Elizabeth also served as a guest Associate Editor for the PRIMUS special issue on Teaching Inquiry and is currently part of the leadership council for COMMIT-CaN (COMmunities for Mathematics Inquiry in Teaching in California and Nevada).
The MAA Southern California-Nevada Section recognizes Elizabeth as a skilled and effective educator who is deeply committed to building classroom communities, as someone who helps students find joy and creativity in mathematics that they may not have experienced before, as a leader in our regional mathematics communities, and as a passionate and impactful professional developer who loves thinking with other educators about improving our practice. We are honored to present her with the Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
Hold the date for...
Fall 2023 Section Meeting
Saturday October 7, 2023
In Person (and possibly main talks streamed online) at CSU Channel Islands
We look forward to a Contributed Papers session as well as several Invited Talks including one by our 2023 Section Teaching Awardee, Elizabeth Thoren.
Save the date for...
Spring 2023 Section Meeting
Saturday April 29, 2023
In Person (and main talks streamed online) at University of La Verne
Presenters include Felice Manganiello of Clemson University speaking on "Code-based Cryptography: The Future of Security Against Quantum Threats,"
Amanda Ruiz of University of San Diego speaking on "Teaching Mathematics About, With, and For Social Justice," and the 2022 Section Teaching Awardee Gail Tang of the University of La Verne speaking on "Inside Out and Outside In: The Cycle of Theory and Thought to Implementation and Evaluation." There will also be a student poster session. Full meeting information and registration link will be opening soon
Black lives matter
The Board of the Southern California-Nevada Section of the MAA stands in support of Black students, faculty, staff and community. We are committed to working against anti-Black racism in postsecondary mathematics education and beyond. We support this statement from the MAA Committee on Minority Participation
Did you know...
...that the SoCalNv Section of the MAA had its first meeting in 1925? Read about SoCalNv MAA Section History (pdf) in this article written for the Spring 2000 meeting program by Ernie Solheid.
Help Write Our Section History!
Do you have a special memory of an MAA Southern California Section meeting, event, or
personality? Please share it with Ernie Solheid esolheid @ fullerton.edu.