°BIENVENIDOS! & WELCOME to the homepage of

Professor Lesser ,

a Mathematical Sciences Dept. Professor in the College of Science at The Univ. of Texas at El Paso in the UT System

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EMAIL (usually the best method)

Lesser followed by @utep.edu

 

for CETaL business:

cetaldirector followed by @utep.edu

(office) PHONE (which forwards voicemail to email)

(915) 747-6845

(daytime) FAX (for my dept. office, so put my name on the coversheet)

(915) 747-6502

Physical OFFICE

room 213 (by water fountain on 2nd floor) of

Bell Hall (on Wiggins Road, by north side of Library)

 

when Iím doing my work in my (part-time) appointment as Interim Director of CETaL,

I may be across the street in UGLC 122

US MAIL address

Larry Lesser

Mathematical Sciences Department†††

500 West University Avenue†††††

El Paso, TX††† 79968

for (UPS and FedEx) deliveries to my department office,

which is room 124 on the ground floor of Bell Hall (on Wiggins Road, near north side of Library) and is generally open M-F 8-12 & 1-5; another map)

Larry Lesser

Mathematical Sciences Department

Bell Hall 124

500 West University Avenue

El Paso, TX†† 79902

 

Browse his WORK/BACKGROUND, SCHEDULE,

 

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outreach: Lottery Literacy; Pi Day;

College Readiness; MATH & MUSIC††

for students: Study Tips;Equity;

Research Resources (for statistics/math education);††††† Statistics & Math Ed; Advising; new K-12 Teachers;GEPCTM

QUICK BIO:

Statistics/math educator Lawrence (Larry) Lesserís quarter-century of teaching (in Colorado, Georgia, and Texas) is enhanced by experiences as a state agency statistician and as a full-time high school math teacher.Since 2004, Lesser has been at UTEP where he is Professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department. His statistics/math education interests include teacher education, misconceptions/intuition, language/culture, equity, and engagement. His research/scholarship includes 75 peer-reviewed papers* and has led to the Faculty Award for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (given at the 2012 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning), service on 5 (inter)national research or editorial boards (e.g., a founding editor of TEEM and the assistant editor of SERJ) and on elected/appointed offices/committees in national organizations (e.g., NCTM, ASA, CAUSE), and grants (such as a 2012-14 NSF grant, for which he is the PI at UTEP).†† His teaching innovations have generated textbooks (e.g., COMAP/Freeman math-for-liberal-arts text FAPP), invited plenary presentations (on equity, assessment, or math-and-music) at regional/national conferences (MAA, USCOTS, NCTM, etc.), radio/TV appearances, and recognitions including: 2001 AASU Gignilliat Professor, 2008-2011 UTEP CETaL Fellow, 2011 UTEP College of Science Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, the 2010 Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics Award from the MAAís Southwestern Section, a 2011 Regentsí Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System (comprising 9 universities and 10,000+ faculty), and an award-winner in recent national education contests (e.g., ASA, CAUSE, SIGMAA-QL). In Summer 2013, he was designated the 2013-14 Provostís Faculty Fellow-in-Residence with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL) and since January 1, 2014 has been serving as CETaLís Interim Director.

*around 300, if including shorter/internally-reviewed curriculum features, letters to the editor, book reviews, papers in edited conference proceedings, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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