Curriculum Vitae
Maria Nogin
Department of Mathematics
5245 North Backer Avenue M/S PB108
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California 93740, USA
Email: mnogin@csufresno.edu
Web: http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~mnogin/
Office phone: (559) 2784908
Cell phone: (559) 9609420
Home address: 2561 E. Ryan Lane, Fresno, CA 93720, USA
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 2017  present: Professor
 August 2010  August 2017: 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, including areas for student projects

Geometry and topology. Topological semantics of modal logics. Group theory. Number theory. Graph theory 
Teaching Experience
 California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 Spring 2017: Calculus with Review IA (Math 75A),
Discrete Structures (Math 114)
 Spring 2017: Symbolic Logic (Math 110),
Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149), Graduate Independent Study (student studying logic),
Masters Project (Math 298, "The Four Numbers Game and its Variants"),
and Masters Thesis (Math 299, "An Investigation of Power Sums of Integers")
 Fall 2016: on sabbatical leave, collaborating with
Graduate Independent Study (supervised by Adnan Sabuwala, Math 290, two students studying number theory)
 Spring 2016: Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149),
Masters Thesis (Math 299, "Investigation of the topological interpretation of modal logics")
 Fall 2015: Exploring Mathematics (Math 100),
Problem Solving (Math 145),
Graduate Independent Study (Math 290, student studying topological semantics of modal logics)
 Spring 2015: Exploring Mathematics (Math 100),
Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149)
 Fall 2014: Exploring Mathematics (Math 100),
Problem Solving (Math 145)
 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),
Graduate Independent Study (Math 290, student studying topics in geometry)
 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),
Undergraduate Independent Study (Math 190, 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),
Masters Project (Math 298, "A comparison of the limit of a sequence and the limit of a function")
 Fall 2008: Principles of Algebra (Math 151),
Masters Project (Math 298, "Squaring the square and related problems")
 Spring 2008: Exploring Mathematics (Math 100), Masters project (Math 298, started work)
 Fall 2007: Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Math 111),
Graduate Independent Study (Math 290, 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 (Math 298, "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 (Math 298, "Sylow subgroups of symmetric groups"),
Graduate Independent Study (Math 290, student studying cryptography),
Undergraduate Independent Study (Math 190, student studying discrete structures)
 Fall 2004: Mathematical Analysis II (Math 76),
Discrete Structures (Math 114)
 Spring 2004: Mathematical Analysis I (Math 75),
Principles of Algebra (Math 151),
Undergraduate Independent Study/Senior Project ("Some special cases of the Frobenius problem")
 Fall 2003: Mathematical Analysis I (Math 75),
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)
External Awards & Grants
 20172018: (joint with A. Sabuwala, J. Tague, A. Tuska) Expanding the Fresno Math Circle and Organizing Enrichment Activities such as Preparation Sessions for the AMC and Math Kangaroo Competitions, Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant, funded by MAA
 20152016: (joint with D. DeLeon, C. Caprau, A. Tuska) Inspiring and Nurturing through Events and Mentoring Grant, MAA, not funded
 20092016: (Fresno Site Director) Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, funded by California Academic Partnership Program
 20082009: (Project Director; joint with A. Tuska and M. Sanbongi) TensorSUMMA Grant, funded by MAA
 20042008, 20122016: (Coordinator and corresponding applicant; joint with A. Tuska (all years except AY 201314; joint with
R. Amarasinghe in AY 201314) Math Field Day, funded most years, CMC Student Activity Trust Fund
 20042008, 20122016: Obtained external donations from private businesses for the Math Field Day prizes
 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)
 1996: Grant from International Soros Science Educational Program ("Soros Student")
 1994: Student Participant of a research Grant from International Soros Science Educational Program
Publications
 N. Newsome, M. Nogin, and A. Sabuwala, "Congruences of Power Sums", submitted
 N. Newsome, M. Nogin, and A. Sabuwala, "Symmetry of the power sum polynomials", Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 20 (2017), Article 17.6.6
 M. Nogin, "Optimizing prisms of all shapes and dimensions", College Mathematics Journal, 2017, (48), 199203
 M. Nogin and B. Xu, "Modal logic axioms valid in quotient spaces of finite
CWcomplexes and other families of topological spaces", International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 2016 (2016)
 M. Nogin and B. Xu, "The relationship between modal axioms and topological properties",
Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, 2016, 4(1), 2933
 M. Nogin, "This is not a coincidence! On Curious Patterns in Calculus Optimization Problems",
Far East Journal of Mathematical Education, volume 16, number 3, 2016,
http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.08542
 Textbook: M. Nogin, Strategies of Problem Solving, 2nd edition. Create Space publishing, 2014
 Textbook: M. 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, 1st edition. Cognella, 2012
 Textbook: R. Amarasinghe, L. Burger, M. Nogin, A. Tuska, O. Vega, Exploring Mathematics. Investigations for Elementary School
Teachers. Cognella, 2011
 M. Nogin and A. Nogin, "On dynamic topological logic of
the real line", Journal of Logic and Computation, Volume 18, Number 6, 2008
 M. Nogin, "A short proof of Eilenberg and Moore's theorem", Central European Journal of Mathematics, Volume 5, Number 1, 2007
 M. Voloshina, On the holomorph of a discrete group,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Rochester, 2003. http://arxiv.org/pdf/math.GR/0302120
 M.S. Voloshina, D.V. Zakamskaya, and M.M. Kondakova. "Asymptotic properties of means." Automation and telemechanics, 1995 (in Russian)
Talks
 September 2017: Triangle Centers, Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar, CSU Fresno
 August 2017: (joint with A. Sabuwala) The magical way to learn mathematics, 5 presentations total at Roosevelt High School and Design Science Early College High School
 June 2017: (joint with A. Sabuwala) The magical way to learn mathematics, 10 presentations total at Edison High School, Duncan Polytechnical School, and Clovis High School
 March 2017: My sabbatical: math circle and research, Mathematics Seminar, CSU Fresno
 March 2017: (joint with A. Sabuwala) Mathemagics!, Mathematics Colloquium, CSU Fresno
 January 2017: (joint with A. Sabuwala) The magical way to learn mathematics, MAA Unexpected Topics for a Math Circle
session, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA
 January 2017: (joint with B. Xu) Modal logic axioms valid in quotient spaces of finite CWcomplexes and other
families of topological spaces, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA
 October 2016: (joint with N. Newsome and A. Sabuwala, presented by N. Newsome) Symmetry of the power sum polynomials,
MAA Sectional Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
 February 2016: This is not a coincidence! Peculiar patterns in some Calculus
optimization problems explained, GAUSS, California State University, Fresno, CA
 January 2016: This is not a coincidence! On patterns in some Calculus
optimization problems., MAA Helping Students See Beyond Calculus Session, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA
 September 2015: The logic of a topological space, Mathematics Seminar,
California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 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
 August 2012: From the Riemann Sums to the Riemann Hypothesis, International Conference on Mathematical Analysis, Moscow, Russia
 December 2011: Topological interpretations of modal logics, Colloquium, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
 December 2011: Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project in the USA, Session on Secondary School Examination, Pedagogical Conference,
Moscow, Russia
 October 2010: Using MDTP results to identify students' misconceptions, MDTP Users Meeting, Fresno, CA
 Fall 2009present: Numerous local presentations about MDTP 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
Other Conference/Workshop Presentations
 October 2015: MDTP for the Gear Up Program, Arches Access workshop, Fresno, CA
 September 2014: MDTP table, poster on Teaching and assessing problem solving, UC Counselor Conferences, Merced, CA
 February 2013: MDTP table, Effective Tools for preparing students for access and success in higher education conference, Fresno, CA
 September 2010: MDTP table, poster on Identifying students' misconceptions, UC Counselor Conferences, Fresno, CA
Academic and Professional Community Service
 California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 2016present: Coorganizer of the Problem Solving Contest for High School students
 2016: Coorganizer of the Math Circle/Problem Solving Playground for High School students
 Spring 2016: Judge for the Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium
 2015present: Fresno Math Circle founder, coordinator, and instructor
 20152016: Department of Mathematics ARC liason
 2015present: Coorganizer of the Problem Solving Contest for Fresno State students
 20152016: Faculty participant of the Mathematics Department Problem Solving Playground
 20152016: Tenuretrack Faculty Search Committee Chair
 2014present: Primary manager of the Math Kangaroo in the USA Fresno Center
 20132014: Math 75 Coordinator
 Fall 2012, Spring 2016, Spring 2017: Member of a Masters Thesis Committee
 Fall 20092016: Assessment coordinator, Department of Mathematics
 Spring 20092015: Coordinator and leader of Saturday Math Problem Solving Sessions at Fresno State
 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, 2017: Coordinator of the Capstone Mathematics for Teachers (Math 149) course development
 200506, 0708, 0809, 1617: Member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College
applications review team
 20052006: Math Club (for mathematics majors) coadviser
 2005present: Member of the University Undergraduate Academic Program Review Committee
 20042008, 20122017: Math Field Day coordinator
 2004present: Integration Bee problem contributor/judge/volunteer
 20042005: Introduced WeBWorK to the Mathematics Department;
Fall 2005Spring 2006, Fall 2007Spring 2013: administrator of our
own WeBWorK server
 20032006: Math Department Catalog and Curriculum Committee 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, Catalog and Curriculum, Convocation, Graduate, Graduate Writing,
Library, Major Redesign, Math 111 Course Development, Math 75 Coordinated Course, Math 75A Supplemental Text,
Math Field Day, Parttime Instructor Pool, PRC, Scholarship, Single Subject Credential Program Review, Remedial Redesign,
Sonya Kovalevsky Day, Tenuretrack Faculty Search, Undergraduate Program Review, Undergraduate Research
 Have served on the following college committees: Budget and Space,
International Activities, Science II Building Exhibit, Scholarship
 Reviewer
 2016present: The American Mathematical Monthly, MAA
 2016present: The College Mathematics Journal, MAA
 20152016: Marat Markin, Integration Handbook
 Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project
 Summer 2012: Summer Workgroup Workshop participant
 Fall 2010, 2013 Organizer of the MDTP Users Meeting
 Summer 20092016: Fresno Site Director
 Conferences
 January 2017: AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA
 Judge, MAA Undergraduate Poster Session
 April 2016: Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA
 Judge, Student Oral Presentations and Poster Session
 January 2016: AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA
 Judge, MAA Undergraduate Poster Session
 April 2013 Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA
 Judge, Student Oral Presentations
 January 2006: AMS/MAA 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, 2015: Judge, Senior Division
 Local School Districts, and California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
 January 2016: Coinstructor at the CAMP professional development institute for teachers
 July 2010: Instructor at summer institute for teachers
 20042010: Participant of elementary/middle/high school lesson development and study projects
 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Professional Membership
last update: August 14, 2017