Melissa A. Dennison Department
of Mathematics
University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
e-mail:
masimmon at math.uiuc.edu
Office: 155 Altgeld Hall |

Curriculum Vitae

Click here to view my Curriculum Vitae.

Teaching

During my time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I have had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of courses in several different styles. I have been the primary instructor for 9 different courses in 14 semesters, and I've taught in 4 different styles, including traditional lecture, Calculus & Mathematica, Merit Workshop, and web courses. Click here to read my Teaching Statement. More information about the courses I've taught can be found below:

Courses and Links:

Awards and Achievements:

2008 LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Teacher Scholar Certificate, May 2008
2007 Brahana TA Instructional Award, Mathematics Department
Graduate Teaching Certificate, May 2004
MS in Teaching of Mathematics, UIUC, May 2004

Research

My main research interests lie in number theory. Although my dissertation research has focused on combinatorial number theory, I have also spent time studying topics in number theory, analytic number theory, and analysis. Additionally, my research is tied to generating functions and graph theory. I am currently working under the direction of Professor Bruce Reznick. For more information about my research, click here.

Family

I live in Urbana with my husband, Brad, and our daughter Kajsa Isabel. We have two cats named Alameda and Snickers.

Women's Seminar

The mission of the Seminar for Women in Mathematics is to provide a relaxed, supportive and stress-free environment in which women graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, postdocs and faculty in the department can interact. It also provides a place where women may give talks and discuss mathematics at a level accessible to all graduate students.

Click here to view my Curriculum Vitae.

Teaching

During my time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I have had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of courses in several different styles. I have been the primary instructor for 9 different courses in 14 semesters, and I've taught in 4 different styles, including traditional lecture, Calculus & Mathematica, Merit Workshop, and web courses. Click here to read my Teaching Statement. More information about the courses I've taught can be found below:

Courses and Links:

- Math 292: Vector Calculus Supplement (Fall 2009)
- Math 299: Calculus Refresher (Fall 2009)
- Math 220: Calculus I & Mathematica (Spring 2009)
- Link to information about the Calculus & Mathematica program
- Math 225: Introductory Matrix Theory (Fall 2008)
- Math 181: A Mathematical World (Spring 2008)
- Math 234: Business Calculus I (Fall 2007)
- Math 119: Ideas in Geometry (Spring 2007)
- Math 119: Ideas in Geometry (Fall 2006)
- Math 231: Calculus II & Mathematica (Spring 2006)
- Math 220: Calculus I with Merit Workshop (Fall 2005)
- Link to information about the Merit Workshop program
- Math 124: Finite Mathematics (Spring 2005)
- Math 181: A Mathematical World (Fall 2004)
- Math 231: Calculus II & Mathematica (Spring 2004)
- Math 231: Calculus II (Fall 2003)
- Math 124: Finite Mathematics (Spring 2003)

Awards and Achievements:

My main research interests lie in number theory. Although my dissertation research has focused on combinatorial number theory, I have also spent time studying topics in number theory, analytic number theory, and analysis. Additionally, my research is tied to generating functions and graph theory. I am currently working under the direction of Professor Bruce Reznick. For more information about my research, click here.

Family

I live in Urbana with my husband, Brad, and our daughter Kajsa Isabel. We have two cats named Alameda and Snickers.

Women's Seminar

The mission of the Seminar for Women in Mathematics is to provide a relaxed, supportive and stress-free environment in which women graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, postdocs and faculty in the department can interact. It also provides a place where women may give talks and discuss mathematics at a level accessible to all graduate students.

- Link here for the 2009/2010 webpage.