St. Bonaventure University

School of Arts & Sciences Faculty


Cox, Maureen P.

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Mathematics
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Department Chair
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2476
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OFFICE
De La Roche 301 F
COURSES TAUGHT
Undergraduate Instruction
  • MATH 107. Introduction to Statistics  
  • MATH 108. Pre-calculus Mathematics 
  • MATH 111. Mathematics for Elementary Education I  
  • MATH 112. Mathematics for Elementary Education II  
  • MATH 121. Finite Mathematics for Management and Social Sciences  
  • MATH 122. Calculus for Management and Social Sciences  
  • MATH 151. Calculus I  
  • MATH 152. Calculus II  
  • MATH 211. Geometry for Elementary Education  
  • MATH 241. Linear Algebra  
  • MATH 251. Calculus III 
  • MATH 252. Ordinary Differential Equations  
  • MATH 312. Geometry  
  • MATH 341. Abstract Algebra I  
  • MATH 351. Introduction to Real Analysis I  
  • MATH 413. Number Theory  
  • MATH 431. Numerical Analysis 
     

Projects Mentored

  • Mentor for Michael Murphy's 2012/2013 Senior Comprehensive Project: The Law of Quadratic Reciprocity.
  • Mentor for Chloe Koerner-Priester's 2011/2012 Honors Project: Experiencing Hyperbolic Geometry: Proof of an Isomorphism Between Two Groups in the Hyperbolic Plane.
  • Mentor for Sean Horan's 2006/2007 Senior Comprehensive Project: Nassir al-Din al-Tusi: An Early Attempt to Prove Euclid’s Parallel Postulate.
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, SUNY at Albany
  • M.S.T. in Mathematics, Boston College
  • B.S. in Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, St. Bonaventure University, Fall 2004 – present.
  • Assistant Professor, St. Bonaventure University, Fall 1996 – Spring 2004.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; January 1996 – July 1996.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, North Adams State College; January 1996 – May 1996.
  • Instructor, Russell Sage College; July 1994 – December 1995.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Publications 

  • Teaching Module, Modeling Biological Populations, with Teresa Contenza, Jodie Novak, Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem, and Mary Vanderschoot. DIMACS Module Series, Module no. 08-4. May 2008.
  • “How Long is the Train in View?” with Albert White, New York State Mathematics Teacher’s Journal, Volume 52, 2002, No. 3.
  • “An Application of the Inverse Sine and Cosine Functions”, with Albert White, Mathematics and Computer Education, Volume 36, Number 2, Spring 2002.
     

Presentations 

  • “Mathematical Thinking in Ancient Ireland,” St. Bonaventure University, April 3, 2006.
  • “Some Examples of L’Hospital’s Rule,” NYSMATIC Region I Conference, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY October 12, 2002.
  • “An Overview of the Primitivity of Hopf Galois Extensions,” Seaway Section (of the Mathematical Association of America) Fall Meeting, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, November 2 – 3, 2001.
     

Service to discipline 

  • Local organizer, MAA Seaway Section Meeting, St. Bonaventure University, October, 2011.
  • Program Reviewer, Jamestown Community College, Science Degree Program, Spring 2009.
  • Randolph Lecture Selection Committee, Chair. The committee chooses the Randolph Lecturer for the Fall Seaway Section meetings of the MAA. April 2005 – November 2007.
  • Seaway NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Advisory Committee, Fall, 2000 – Fall, 2007.
     

Service to St. Bonaventure University 

  • Middle States Steering Committee, Spring, 2013 – present.
    • Co-chair for Middle States Standards Committee 2.
  • Faculty Senate Finance Committee, Fall, 2009 – present.
  • The Seraph Editorial Board, Spring, 2010 – present.
  • Interim Dean Search Committee, Summer, 2009.
  • Hiring Committee, History Department, Fall, 2007– Spring, 2008, and Fall, 2008 – Spring, 2009.
  • Hiring Committee, Elementary Education Department, Spring, 2007.
  • Mathematics Department Chair, June, 2007 – June, 2011.
  • Faculty Recommendations Committee, December, 2005 – March, 2007.
  • Academic Honesty Board, Chair, April, 2005 – May 2006.
  • Faculty Senate Constitution Committee, August, 2002 – May, 2007.
  • Search Committee, Dean of School of Arts and Sciences, November, 2002 – April, 2003.
  • Faculty Senator, Fall, 1999 – Spring, 2002.
    • Chair Enrollment Management Committee, Spring, 2000.
    • Chair Constitution Committee, Fall 2000 – Spring, 2002.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
Mathematics in Irish history and prehistory
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Gardening
  • Family ancestry
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