°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

*DISCLAIMER: this webpage (and its subpages beginning http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/) is an individual, unofficial webpage created by Dr. Lesser and should not be assumed to reflect the opinions, positions, policies or procedures of The University of Texas at El Paso; some additional and/or updated background is on his personal website, https://larrylesser.com/

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EMAIL (usually the best method); Note: if emailing me from non-UTEP addresses, there is a small (<.1%) chance that unpredictable email traffic patterns cause UTEP's IT security setting to quarantine your email without telling you or me and then delete it 2 weeks later; thus, in the unlikely event I do not respond to your email within a week, please leave a heads up on my voicemail (915-747-6845) so I know to log into and search the quarantine for your email.


For professional UTEP-related email, please use Lesserís utep.edu address; if the email is of a personal nature, please use my gmail address

My last name followed by @utep.edu

(office) PHONE (voicemail forwards to email if Iím away from my desk

(915) 747-6845

(daytime) departmentís FAX (itís a shared device in a room I donít have a key for, so put my name on the coversheet and please give me a heads up before you send it so Iíll know to look for it (email will be faster than faxing)

(915) 747-6502

Physical OFFICE (my in-person hours may be less regular during semesters when all of my teaching and office hours are online)

room 213 (by 2nd floor water fountain) of Bell Hall (on Wiggins Road, by north side of Library)map

US MAIL address(if what you are mailing is extremely time sensitive, please contact me for an address that may be better to use)

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)(see above comment)

Larry Lesser

Mathematical Sciences Department

Bell Hall 124

500 West University Avenue

El Paso, TX†† 79902




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outreach: Lottery; Pi Day; MATH & MUSIC ;

College Readiness

for students: Study Tips;Equity;

Research Resources;Statistics & Math Ed; Advising; new K-12 Teachers;GEPCTM


Since 1988, Lesserís teaching (in Colorado, Georgia, and Texas) has been enhanced by experiences as a state agency statistician, full-time high school math teacher, and university-wide teaching center director.Since 2004, heís been a mathematics educator in the Mathematical Sciences Department at UTEP (an R1 university on the US-Mexico border), a full professor since 2011, and a UTEP Distinguished Teaching Professor since 2019. He was interviewed extensively about his career in the March 2020 Journal of Statistics Education. His statistics/math education interests include language/culture/equity, engagement, teacher education, misconceptions, and intuition. His research/scholarship includes textbooks and 120* peer-reviewed (mostly first-author) 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 has also served three 3-year terms as an associate editor of JSE or the assistant editor of SERJ, the top two journals in statistics education) and on elected/appointed offices/committees in national organizations (e.g., NCTM, ASA, CAUSE), and over a half-million dollars in external funding (e.g., 2012-16 and 2015-2020 NSF grants for which he served as the PI at UTEP). Seeking to make statistics/mathematics more accessible, meaningful, and engaging, his teaching innovations have led to textbook co-authorship (e.g., COMAP math-for-liberal-arts text FAPP), invited plenary presentations at regional/national conferences (MAA, USCOTS, CAUSE, NCTM, speaker series, 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; based on multi-level reviews of 150-page dossier), a 2016 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award (given annually to only 10 professors out of all 150+ 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas; UTEP had only 13 prior winners since the awardís founding in 1958, and no other winners since 2012), the 2021 Waller Distinguished Teaching Career Award, and a score of awards in recent national education contests (e.g., NSF, MoMath, ASA, CAUSE, SIGMAA-QL). Also, his passions of poetry and songwriting have yielded 150+ published STEM-related poems/songs.

*over 550, if including shorter/internally-reviewed curriculum features, papers in edited conference proceedings, letters to the editor, book reviews, archived webinars, discipline-related poems/lyrics, videos, etc.
















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