**Kenneth M Levasseur**Professor

**College**College of Sciences**Department**Mathematical Science**Phone**(978) 934-2414**Office**Olney Hall - 428V**Email**Kenneth_Levasseur@uml.edu**Profile URLs**

## Research Interests

Computational Mathematics

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

## Awards and Honors

- Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2008)
*, Teaching - UMass, Lowell* - Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2002)
*, Teaching - UMass, Lowell*

## 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:- Hibbard, A.C.,
**Levasseur, K.M.**(1999) "Is This a Group?,"*Springer*pp. 17–19 **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*

## 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

## 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) - Mathmatical 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* - 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*