Paul A. Martin
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Ph. D. in Mathematics (1994)
M.A. Mathematics (1988)
B.S. Chemical Engineering (1983)
University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, Wausau, WI (1978-1980)
Arthur M. Kaplan Teaching Fellow for 1999-00
UW Colleges Chancellor’s Teaching Award in 2011
Assistant and Associate Professor of Mathematics at UWMC: Fall '94 – Present
Instructional Academic Staff (Math) at UW-Marathon County: Fall 88-Summer 1990
Teaching Assistant at UW-Madison: Fall '86 - Spring '88, Fall '90 - Fall '91
Pharmaceutical Engineer at UpJohn, Kalamazoo, MI: 1983-1985
Co-Authored “Effective use of Wikis in College Mathematics Classes” with Kirthi Premadasa in Proceedings of International Conference on Society and Information Technologies 2010.
Co-Organized and Presenter at UW-Colleges Mathematics Workshop on Teaching June 18, 2010.
Member of A UWS COBE grant team to get students through developmental math more efficiently. 2010-2011
Member of UWS Curricular Redesign Project with Kirthi Premadasa to develop a one-credit College Algebra Lab course that uses spreadsheets and real data from a variety of disciplines. The course is designed to motivate the study of the functions from College Algebra. 2010-11
Presented (with two students) on Optimizing Attic Insulation at Better Buildings-Better Business Conference at Wisconsin Dells. March 2010
Student Research Project Article on “How to Choose an Optimal Level of Insulation in a Home Attic” to The College Mathematics Journal, accepted and under final revision Dec. 2010.
Joined Marathon County OWI-Court Team as an outside evaluator of a three-year court program to reduce the incidence of drunken driving. Also will provide this service to neighboring Wood County.
Co-developed Lesson Studies for College Algebra and Calculus I with Kirthi Premadasa and Clare Hemenway. 2008 – 2010.
Presented at the first Best Practices in Science, Math, and Engineering Teaching Conference at UW-Baraboo on Emphasizing the Fundamental Meaning of multiplication and division to support applications in Chemistry and Physics. 2007
Gave a 30 minute talk at the UWC Math Department Meeting on Archimedes’s Method with physical models for finding areas and volumes. 2007
Department Assessment Coordinator 1997-2007
Developed and taught course on History of Calculus for Honors Students at UWC-Marathon. 1995-2010
Presented at the Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers Meeting on using free-ware to construct pure sine wave sounds from function formulas and demonstrate wave phenomena of sound. 2006
Chaired a panel at Wisconsin Mathematics Council in Green Lake on preparing high school students for success in math at the post secondary level. 2005
Ran a one-day training session for UWC instructors that were involved in a pilot study of using ALEKS software to teach College Algebra. Nov. 2004
Member of grant proposal (not funded) for Road Map to Redesign to adapt our College Algebra using on-line teaching and assessment technology. 2004
Organized and ran a two-day Math Department Summer Workshop on teaching and assessment in pre-calculus level mathematics. 2004
Presented at Wisconsin Mathematics Council in Green Lake with Chris Capista on our development of a Hybrid Intermediate Algebra using Scientific Notebook Documents and Dynamically Generated Quizzing. 2004
Gave a talk at MAA Wisconsin Section Meeting on the history of solving the cubic. 2003
Coorganized with Isaac Solomon and Shubhangi Stalder a three-year Compressed Video History of Math Seminar for the UWC campuses. 2002-2004
Received an NPRIME grant to build connections with local schools and our elementary education majors and provide materials for discussion. 2003-2004
Co-developed Hybrid math 105 course with Chris Capista. 2001-2002
Received a UWC “Critical Concepts” Grant with Shubhangi Stalder to develop web-based materials for teaching exponential and logarithmic functions in college algebra. 2000.
P. Martin, W. Sethares: UW-Madison/UW-Colleges Summer Research Grant to study digital signal processing and application to studying natural variations in Instrumental Tones. Summer 1998.
Team Member in development of Interdisciplenary Study Course “ Society, and Global Catastrophes'' 1997.