°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 if Iím away from my desk)

(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)map


when Iím doing my work in my (part-time) appointment as 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; map)

Larry Lesser

Mathematical Sciences Department

Bell Hall 124

500 West University Avenue

El Paso, TX†† 79902




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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


Since 1988, statistics/math educator Lawrence (Larry) Lesserís teaching (in Colorado, Georgia, and Texas) has been enhanced by experiences as a state agency statistician, full-time high school math teacher, and teaching center director.Since 2004, Lesser has been at UTEP where he is Professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department and since January 2014 he has also been directing UTEPís Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL).His statistics/math education interests include teacher education, misconceptions, intuition, language/culture, equity, and engagement. His research/scholarship includes 90 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 over a half million dollars in grants (e.g., 2012-16 and 2015-17 NSF grants for which he is the PI at UTEP).†† His teaching innovations have led to textbook co-authorship (e.g., COMAP/Freeman math-for-liberal-arts text FAPP), invited plenary presentations at regional/national conferences (MAA, USCOTS, NCTM, etc.), radio/TV appearances, and recognitions including: 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), a 2016 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award (given to 10 professors out of all 150+ 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas), and awards in recent national education contests (e.g., MoMath, ASA, CAUSE, SIGMAA-QL).

*around 400, if including shorter/internally-reviewed curriculum features, letters to the editor, book reviews, papers in edited conference proceedings, archived webinars, published poems/lyrics, etc.