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Gary Harris

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Mathematics 

BIO

EDUCATION
B. S. Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN 1969

M. S. University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 1971

Ph. D. University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 1977

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Visiting Lecturer Texas Tech U 1977-1978
Assistant Professor Texas Tech U 1978-1983
Visiting Assistant Professor Rice University 1980-1981
Associate Professor Texas Tech U 1983-1992
Visiting Professor Middle Eastern Technical 1988
Visiting Scholar University of Toronto 1989
Professor Texas Tech U 1992-present
Director of Undergraduate Programs Math/Stat Texas Tech U 1993-2005 

EXPERTISE

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The Use of a Computer Algebra System in Capstone Mathematics Courses for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, International Journal of Computer Algebra in Mathematics Education, Vol 7, No 1. (2000).

MAPLE as a Demonstration Tool in the Mathematics Training of Future Teachers, Print Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, (2001).

The Use of Computer Algebra Systems and Commercial Web Technology in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers," Quaestiones Mathematicae: Journal of the South African Mathematical Society, Supplement no 1 (2001).

"Creating a Refereed Electronic Mathematics Journal" ( With K. Pearce and S. Cooper) Print Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, (2002).

"Distance Delivery of a Graduate Level Mathematics Course for High School Teachers," Proceedings of the Vienna International Symposium on Integrating Technology into Mathematics Education (CD), J. Bohm, ed, bk teachware Schriftenreihe Nr. Sr-31, ISBN 3-901769-49-8, 17 pages PDF format: 2002.

"Using a commercial web tool to supplement face-to-face instruction." (With B. Williams) Print Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics . (2003)

"College Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: A Programme Model?" (With P. Schovanec) New Zealand Journal of Mathematics, V 32 (Supplementary Issue), 97-105. 2004.

"A Web Course for In-Service High School Mathematics Teachers," Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson Education Inc, Upper Saddle River, NJ, November 2004.

"The Use of Logo in Pre-Service Mathematics Teacher Courses," Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson Education Inc, Upper Saddle River, NJ: 2005.

"Reforming business mathematics: an attitude adjustment" (With James Surles). Referred Proceedings of Kingfisher Delta'05 (Fifth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning). Published by Centre for Statistics, School of Physical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane. November 2005.

"A Professional Development Course for Mathematics Teaching Assistants," (With Jason Froman and James Surles) Referred Print Proceeding of Calafate DELTA 07. November 2007, 67-76.

"The LOGO project: Designing an effective continuing education program for teachers," (With Stevens, T., To, Y., & Dwyer, J) Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 27:2. April, 2008.

"The Professional Development of Graduate Mathematics Teaching Assistants," with Jason Froman and James Surles. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40(01),PP. 157-172. January, 2009.

Tara Stevens, G. Harris, Z. Aguirre, L. Cobbs, "A case study approach to increasing teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching and strategies for building students' maths self-efficacy," International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40 (07) November 2009. 903-911.