Computational Mathematics, discrete mathematics, abstract algebra, computing with Mathematica

My main research interest is in implementation of algorithm in discrete mathematics and abstract algebra. I'm also interested in data visualization.

Education

Ph D: Mathematics, (1980), University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI Supporting Area: Approximation Theory Dissertation/Thesis Title: Best Approximation with Respect to Two Objectives

MS: Mathematics, (1973), University of Rhode Island

BA: Mathematics, (1971), St. Anselm College - Manchester, NH

Selected Awards and Honors

Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2008), Teaching - UMass, Lowell

Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2002), Teaching - UMass, Lowell

Selected Publications

Hibbard, A.C., Levasseur, K.M. (2012) "Exploring Abstract Algebra With Mathematica®," Springer Science & Business Media

Levasseur, K.M., Hibbard, A. (2000) "A Microworld for Learning Abstract Algebra," Journal/Anthology 9:

Levasseur, K.M. (1995) "The Solution of Linear Equations with Integer Coefficients Using Modular Arithmetic and Cramer’s Rule," Journal/Anthology 4:

Levasseur, K.M. (1988) "How to beat your kids at their own game," Mathematics Magazine pp. 301–305

Doerr, A.W., Levasseur, K.M. (1985) "Applied discrete structures for computer science," SRA School Group

Levasseur, K.M. (1984) "A probabilistic proof of the Weierstrass approximation theorem," Amer. Math. Monthly 91: pp. 249–250

Levasseur, K.M., Lewis, J.T. (1982) "Least-squares approximation with restricted range," Journal of Approximation Theory 36:4 pp. 304-316

Levasseur, K.M., Lewis, J.T. (1977) "Antenna Design as a Partial Basis Problem.," RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Selected Presentations

What a Difference 30 Years Makes! - Adventures in Mathematics Textbook Publishing - Joint Math Meetings, January 2014 - Baltimore

How to Beat Your Kid at Their Own Game - Focus on Mathematics Seminar, January 2006

Using Interactive Labs to Explore Abstract Algebra Topics - Minicourse at the Joint Math Meetings, January 2002 - San Diego, CA

A Collaborative Approach to Professional Development Through Problem Solving - Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform at the Joint Math Meetings, January 2001 - New Orleans, LA

A Microworld for Exploring Abstract Algebra - AMS Meeting, April 2000 - Lowell, MA

Interactive Labs in a Microworld for Abstract Algebra - NERCOMP Mathematica SIG, February 2000 - Amherst College

Exploring Abstract Algebra with Interactive Labs - Minicourse at the Joint Math Meetings, January 2000 - Washington, DC

Exploring Abstract Algebra with Interactive Labs - Minicourse at the Joint Math Meetings, January 1999 - San Antonio, TX

An On-line Course In Mathematica - UMass ITC Conference, April 1998

Exploring Abstract Algebra with Mathematica - UMass Lowell Mathematics Colloquium, April 1998 - Lowell, MA

Problem Solving in Mathematics - Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Instruction, March 1998 - Lowell, MA

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

Lowell Tex: Embracing Lowell's Cultural, Historical, and Educational Assets to Create Pathways to STEM (2015), Grant - UMass President's Office Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Kuhn, S. (Principal), Kazmer, D.O. (Co-Principal), Reynaud, E. (Co-Principal), Levasseur, K.M. (Co-Principal), Scribner-Maclean, M. (Co-Principal)

Co-PI: UTeach replication grant (2012), Grant - Mass Dept. of Education

UTeach Replication (2011), Grant - MA Department of Education

ARRAS - U-TEACH UMass Lowell (2011), - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Levasseur, K.M. (Co-Principal)

Focus on Mathematics (2010), Contract - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Levasseur, K.M. (Principal)

Mathematical Experiences MMSP - Title IIB (2010), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Levasseur, K.M. (Principal)

PI: UML subcontract for Mathematical Experiences (2008), Grant -

Focus on Mathematics (2009), Contract - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Levasseur, K.M. (Principal)

Mathematical Experiences MMSP - Title IIB (2009), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Levasseur, K.M. (Principal)

Mathematical Experiences MMSP - Title IIB (2008), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Levasseur, K.M. (Principal)

Co-PI: UMass Instructional Technology Grant: Enhanced Learning and Advice through Online Assignments (2008), Grant - UML Levasseur, K.M.

PI of the UML subcontract for Focus on Mathematics (2003), Grant - UML

Co-PI: Teaching and Learning Seed Grant: Introducing WebWork to UML (2007), Grant - UML Levasseur, K.M.