Gizem Karaali - Teaching@Pomona

"Words fail me ... as they tend to when you encounter something huge, awe-inspiring, and ... ineffable. Mathematics is the most glorious achievement of the human mind! It has beauty, depth, it can be delightful and make us laugh with joy, and there is no end to it. It is worth devoting a life to, and it would be a life well-spent. And what is more, this construction of pure reason gives us power over the world. The planets move in their courses because of mathematics. On a lower level, the bridges we build don't fall down because of mathematics. On a much lower level, options traders on stock exchanges get rich because of mathematics. Mathematics has power, at all levels."

-- Owen O'Shea and Underwood Dudley, the magic numbers of the professor


PAST COURSES:

  • Fall 2006: MATH 32 - Calculus III
  • Fall 2006: MATH 60 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Spring 2007: MATH 32 - Calculus III
  • Spring 2007: MATH 60 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2007: MATH 32 - Calculus III
  • Fall 2007: MATH 171 - Abstract Algebra I - Groups and Rings
  • Spring 2008: MATH 60 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Spring 2008: MATH 174 - Abstract Algebra II - Representation Theory
  • Fall 2008: MATH 30 - Calculus I
  • Fall 2008: MATH 101 - Introduction to Analysis
  • Spring 2009-Spring 2010: On leave
  • Fall 2010: MATH 101 - Introduction to Analysis
  • Fall 2010: MATH 171 - Abstract Algebra I - Groups and Rings
  • Spring 2011 MATH 101 - Introduction to Analysis
  • Spring 2011: MATH 174 - Abstract Algebra II - Representation Theory
  • Fall 2011: MATH 30 - Calculus I
  • Fall 2011: ID1 10 - First Year Seminar
  • Spring 2012: MATH 30 - Calculus I
  • Spring 2012: MATH 60 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2012: On leave
  • Spring 2013: MATH One - Mathematics, Philosophy & the Real World
  • Spring 2013: MATH 60 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2013: ID1 5 - First Year Seminar
  • Fall 2013: MATH 171 - Abstract Algebra I - Groups and Rings
  • Spring 2014: On leave
  • Fall 2014: ID1 14 - First Year Seminar
  • Fall 2014: MATH 101 - Introduction to Analysis
  • Spring 2015: MATH One - Mathematics, Philosophy & the Real World
  • Spring 2015: MATH 174 - Abstract Algebra II - Representation Theory
  • Fall 2015: ID1 14 - First Year Seminar
  • Fall 2015: MATH 30 - Calculus I (two sections)
  • Spring 2016: MATH 101 - Introduction to Analysis
  • Fall 2016: ID1 12 - First Year Seminar
  • Fall 2016: MATH 171 - Abstract Algebra I - Groups & Rings
  • Spring 2017: MATH One - Mathematics, Philosophy & the Real World
  • Spring 2017: MATH 60 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2017: ID1 10 - First Year Seminar
  • Fall 2017: MATH 174 - Abstract Algebra II - Representation Theory
  • Spring 2018: On leave


  • CURRENTLY TEACHING:


  • Fall 2018: ID1 - First Year Seminar

  • Fall 2018: MATH 174 - Abstract Algebra II - Representation Theory
  • Writing on the chalkboard...

    LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE: who knows...

    If you are at all interested, here is a list of courses I taught before I came to Pomona. I also taught algebra for two weeks in the EDGE 2008 program during the summer of 2008.


    And here is one of the reasons why I love teaching mathematics:

    (This is tounge-in-cheek of course...) You can find this and many more at this link.



    If you are thinking of asking me to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, please check this out!


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