Curriculum Vitae
Maria Nogin
Personal
 Born in 1975 in Moscow, Russia
 Permanent resident of the Unites States
 Maiden name: Voloshina
Education
 October 2003: Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Adviser: Professor Frederick Cohen
 March 2000: M.A. in Mathematics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 June 1998: Diploma, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics,
Division of Mathematics, Moscow State University,
Moscow, Russia
Employment
 California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 August 2010  present: Associate Professor
 August 2003  August 2010: Assistant Professor
 California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
 August 2006  May 2007: Visiting Assistant Professor
 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 January 2001  May 2003: Dean's Teaching Fellow (parttime)
 September 1998  December 2000: Graduate Teaching Assistant (parttime)
Research Interests

Topological semantics of modal logics. Dynamic topological systems. Algebraic topology, cohomology of groups, group extensions. 
Areas for student projects

Topological semantics of modal logics. Graph theory.
Properties of Morley's triangle and related constructions. Sylow subgroups. Frobenius problem and related questions in number theory.

Teaching Experience
 California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 Spring 2014: Calculus I (Math 75), Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Math 111)
 Fall 2013: Calculus I (Math 75), Problem Solving (Math 145)
 Spring 2013: Exploring Mathematics (Math 100)
 Fall 2012: Calculus I (Math 75), Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Math 111)
 Spring 2012: Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149),
Principles of Algebra (Math 151)
 Fall 2011: Mathematical Analysis with Review IA (Math 75A), Mathematical Analysis with Review IB (Math 75B)
 Spring 2011: Calculus with Review IB (Math 75B), Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149)
 Fall 2010: Mathematical Analysis with Review IA (Math 75A), Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Math 111)
 Spring 2010: Trigonometry (Math 5), Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149), and independent study
(one undergraduate student studying problem solving)
 Fall 2009: Calculus with Review IB (Math 75B), Problem Solving (Math 145)
 Spring 2009: Mathematical Analysis with Review IA (Math 75A), Exploring Mathematics (Math 100),
Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149), and Masters project ("A comparison of the limit of a sequence and the limit of
a function")
 Fall 2008: Principles of Algebra (Math 151) and Masters project ("Squaring the square and related problems")
 Spring 2008: Exploring Mathematics (Math 100) and Masters project (started)
 Fall 2007: Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Math 111) and independent study (graduate student studying
applications of graph theory)
 Spring 2006: Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Math 111)
 Fall 2005: Mathematical Analysis with Review IA (Math 75A),
Problem Solving (Math 145), Masters project ("Methods of cryptography")
 Summer 2005: Mathematical Analysis I (Math 75)
 Spring 2005: Mathematical Analysis I (Math 75),
Intermediate Mathematical Analysis I (Math 171), Masters project ("Sylow subgroups of symmetric groups"), and
independent study (1 graduate student studying cryptography, 1 undergraduate student studying discrete structures)
 Fall 2004: Mathematical Analysis II (Math 76) and
Discrete Structures (Math 114)
 Spring 2004: Mathematical Analysis I (Math 75),
Principles of Algebra (Math 151),
independent study/senior project ("Some special cases of the Frobenius problem")
 Fall 2003: Mathematical Analysis I (Math 75), and
Problem Solving (Math 145)
 California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 Kirov Summer School for Gifted Students, Kirov, Russia
 Summer 1992: (Teaching Assistant) Grades 67 (Geometry, Combinatorics, Elementary Number Theory, Graphs, and other topics)
Academic and Community Service
 Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project
 July 2009present: Fresno Site Director
 California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 20132014: Math 75 Coordinator
 April 2013: Judge, Central California Research Symposium
 Fall 2009present: Assessment coordinator, Department of Mathematics
 Spring 2009present: Coordinator and leader of Saturday Math Problem Solving Sessions, CSU Fresno
 Spring 2009, 2010, 2012: Coordinator and coleader of Math League meetings, Hoover High School, Fresno
 20082009: Coleader of Math Team meetings, University High School, CSU Fresno
 20072008: Coordinator of the Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149) course development
 200506, 0708, 0809: Member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College applications reading team
 20052006: Math Club (for mathematics majors) coadviser
 2005present: Member of the University Undergraduate
Academic Program Review Committee
 20042008, 20122014: Math Field Day coordinator
 2004present: Member of the Integration Bee team
 20042005: Introduced WeBWorK to the Mathematics Department;
Fall 2005Spring 2006, Fall 2007present: administrator of our own WeBWorK server
 20032006: Math Department Catalog and Curriculum chair
 Fall 2003, Fall 2005: Faculty adviser for a Problem Solving Competition
(Fall 2003 website, Fall 2005 website)
 Fall 2003  present: Advising 1025 math majors every semester.
 Have served on the following department committees: Articulation, Graduate,
Library, Math 75 Coordinated course, Math Field Day, Parttime instructor pool,
Scholarship, Single Subject Credential Program Review
 Have served on the following college committees: Budget and Space,
International Activities, Science II Building Exhibit, Scholarship
 Professional Organizations
 January 2006: Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX
 Judge, MAA Undergraduate Poster Session
 Moderator, AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates
 Central California Regional Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Fair
 Spring 2004: Judge, Senior Division
Related Experience
 Fresno Unified and other local School Districts, and California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 20042011: Participant of elementary/middle/high school lesson development and study projects; instructor at summer institutes for
teachers
 Reed College, Portland, OR
 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Institutional Awards, Grants, & Support
 2008: ServiceLearning Curriculum Development Grant, funded by Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, CSU Fresno
 2008: Grant for Enhancing Learning and Teaching, funded by Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, CSU Fresno
 2006: Summer Professional Development Award, CSU Fresno
 200405, 0506, 0708, 0809: College Scholarly and Creative Activity Award (36 WTU's of assigned time each year), CSU Fresno
 200304, 0405, 0506, 0708: College Faculty Performance Award, CSU Fresno
 Spring 2001Spring 2003: Dean's Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
External Awards & Grants
 20082009: (Project Director; joint with A. Tuska and M. Sanbongi) TensorSUMMA Grant, funded by MAA
 20042006: (joint with R. Amarasinghe, K. Byler, P. Tannenbaum, A. Tuska) Minigrant from MAA, Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers Project
("A mathematics course for foundations of Modern Algebra and Number Theory for future middle or secondary teachers at CSU Fresno", funded by NSF Grant DUE0230847)
 1996: Grant from International Soros Science Educational
Program ("Soros Student", # s96630)
 1994: Student Participant of a research Grant from International Soros Science Educational Program (# M91000)
Publications
 Textbook: Maria Nogin, Strategies of Problem Solving. Create Space publishing, 2013
 Textbook: R. Amarasinghe, L. Burger, M. Nogin, A. Tuska, O. Vega, Exploring Mathematics. Investigations for Elementary School Teachers.
Cognella, 2012
 Maria Nogin and Aleksey Nogin On dynamic topological logic of the real line,
Journal of Logic and Computation, Volume 18, Nunber 6, 2008
 Maria Nogin A short proof of Eilenberg and Moore's theorem, Central European Journal of Mathematics, Volume 5, Number 1. March, 2007
 Maria Voloshina On the holomorph of a discrete group,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Rochester, 2003, available at http://arxiv.org/pdf/math.GR/0302120
 M.S. Voloshina, D.V. Zakamskaya, and M.M. Kondakova Asymptotic properties of means.
Automation and telemechanics, November 1995 (in Russian)
Talks
 March 2014: "Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project: A Tool for Common Core and Beyond", Tools for success: common core, college, and
career conference, Merced, CA
 October 2013: "Teaching and assessing problem solving", MDTP Users Meeting, Fresno, CA
 May 2013: "Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project", STEM Learning In Action Conference, Fresno, CA
 February 2013: (joint with John Sarli) "The Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) Online", Effective Tools for preparing students
for access and success in higher education conference, Fresno, CA
 Fall 2009present: Numerous presentations about MDTP at local schools and school district offices as part of the MDTP Site Director work,
Central Valley, CA
 March 2009: "Making math fun", Teachers of tomorow leadership camp, School of Education, California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 May 2008: "WeBWorK, a Webbased Homework System", Summer Technology Institute, Fresno City College and California State University,
Fresno, CA
 May 2008: "Stacking cups activity", Teachers of tomorow leadership camp, School of Education, California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 May 2008: "Dynamic topological logic of the real line", AMS Spring Western Section Meeting, Claremont, CA
 November 2007: "Topological semantics of modal logics", Mathematics Seminar, California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 June 2007: "Braids, knots, and links (Trenzas, nudos, y cadenas)", Second CSUCIUAEH Joint Meeting, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
 March 2007: "The logic of topology", Mathematics Seminar, California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 December 2006: "The logic of topology", Graduate Mathematics Seminar, California State
University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
 November 2006: "Concurrencies in Morley's triangle", Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar,
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
 March 2006: "Morley's triangle, Cusick's incenters, and using Mathematica to investigate them",
Mathematics Seminar, California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 January 2006: "A problem solving class for math majors", MAA Session on Teaching and Assessing Modeling and Problem Solving,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX
 December 2005: (joint with Rajee Amarasinghe) "Algebra and modern algebra courses for teachers",
Asilomar Mathematics Conference: Math Success for Every Child, Monterey, CA
 October 2005: "Holomorph and other semidirect products of groups", Mathematics Seminar,
California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 January 2005: "Japanese lesson study", AMS Special Session on Mathematicians' Work on
Mathematics Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA
 April 2004: "A short proof of a theorem of Eilenberg and
Moore", AMS Spring Western Section Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
 November 2003: "The braid group",
Colloquium for Honors Science Major Students, California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 January 2003: "On the holomorph of a discrete group",
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD
 December 2002: "On the holomorph of a discrete group", Topology Seminar,
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
last update: 31 March 2014