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Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics Department

Kevin Dennis, Ph.D.
Kevin Dennis
Department Chair, Mathematics and Statistics - Assistant Professor

(507) 457-6650
kdennis@smumn.edu

Kevin Dennis is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Statistics at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. He has been teaching at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota since 2000. His professional interests include mathematics education and analysis. Personal interests include hiking, fishing, gardening and playing games with his kids.

Contact Information

Telephone: 507-457-6650

Email: kdennis@smumn.edu

Education
Ph.D., Mathematics (with emphasis in collegiate teaching) Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 2000
M.S., Mathematics Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1996
B.A., Mathematics, Luther College, Decorah, IA, 1991

Scholarly & Creative Interests

Analysis

Mathematics Education

Professional Experience

2001 – Present: Advanced Placement Calculus Reader

2001 – 2002: Dolciani Project NExT Fellow, Mathematical Association of America

Honors
2000: Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award, Central Michigan University
1996: Richard V. Andree Award, Pi Mu Epsilon

Grants

2009 – 2011: Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, #0852533

2006 – 2008: Principle Investigator, Mathematical Association of America/Tensor Foundation Grant

Selected Presentations

2008: MathFest, Mathematical Association of America, “Capturing a Class: Adventures with Tegrity”

2004: Sectional Meeting, Mathematical Association of America “Freshman Seminar”

2003: MathFest, Mathematical Association of America, “Assessing Written and Oral Communications of Senior Projects”

2002: MathFest, Mathematical Association of America, “Senior Seminar”

Selected Publications

Dennis, K. (2005). Assessing written and oral communication of senior projects. In L. Steen (Ed.), Supporting assessment in undergraduate mathematics. Washington D.C.: Mathematical Association of America.

Dennis, K. (2002). Co-hyponormality of composition operators on the Hardy space. Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, 68. 401 – 411.

Dennis, K. & Schlicker, S. (1995). Sierpinski n-gons. Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, 10(2), 81 – 89.

Professional Organizations
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America

Pi Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics