Alan Alewine, Ph.D.

Alan AlewineAssociate Dean for Curriculum

Professor of Mathematics

Office: Voigt Science Hall 115

Phone: (618) 537-6931


Education


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

M.S., Vanderbilt University

B.S., Furman University


Honors


Certificate of Appreciation from McKendree Volleyball Player Abby Hanger, 2012

Job Shadow Program Recognition Recipient from Granite City High School, 2012

Phi Kappa Phi President, 2009-2011

Phi Kappa Phi Vice-President, 2007-2009

William Norman Grandy Faculty Award Recipient, 2009

Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient, 2008

Phi Kappa Phi (charter member), 2004

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow, 2003

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, 2001

B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2001


Publications


Article (accepted for publication)
Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences
"Rates of Uniform Convergence Rates for Riemann Integrals"

Article Review
The College Mathematics Journal, Volume 41, Number 3
(2010)
Peer-reviewed “Taylor’s Theorem: The elusive c is not so elusive,” by Richard Kreminski.

Article (in preparation with Dr. Heather A. Dye)
“Fibonacci Quilting”

Article (in preparation with Dr. Heather A. Dye)
“Degree Sequences of Self-Complementary Graphs”

Article (submitted with Dr. Heather A. Dye)
Mathematics Magazine
Co-authored “Bounds on Mosaic Knots.”

Mentor for Peer-Reviewed Paper
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal (October 2009)
Mentored student Irina Garduno in the publication of her article “Virtual Mosaic Knots.”


Teaching Interests


I teach Calculus I and II, Vector Functions and Matrices, Multivariate Calculus, Modern Algebra I and II, College Geometry, Linear Algebra, Introduction to Analysis, Point-Set Topology, Differential Equations and Modeling, and Graph Theory.


Presentations


MathFest, August 2013
Hartford, CT
Presented research presentation “Bounds on Mosaic Knots” during a session on algebra and topology.

McKendree University, August 2013
Co-presented “In Defense of the Lecture” and “Quick Tips and Tricks” as part of a Teaching for Excellence Workshop.

McKendree University, March 2012
Co-presented at a Lunch and Learn as part of the Engagement Subcommittee of SLATE.

McKendree University, January 2012
Co-presented “Welcome to McKendree” to spring semester transfer students.

McKendree University, September 2011
Served on a First-Generation panel at a Brown Bag forum.

McKendree University, July 2011, August 2012, August 2013
Co-led a discussion at a New Student Orientation retreat about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.

McKendree College, Spring 2007
Co-presented "Making Groups Work" as part of a general education teaching workshop.

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Spring 2007
New Orleans, LA
"Running a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department"

McKendree College, Spring 2007
Co-presented University 101 pilot pilot program to the Student Affairs Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees

Joint Mathematics Meeting, Spring 2006
San Antonio, TX
"Topologizing the Denjoy Space by Measuring Equi-integrability"

AMS Western Sectional Mathematics Meeting, Spring 2004
University of Southern California
"Topologizing the Space of All Generalized Riemann Integrable Functions"

ICTM Conference, Spring 2004
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Invited address "Riemann Revisited - An Introduction to the Generalized Riemann Integral."

Brown Bag Seminar Series, 2003
McKendree College
Co-presented "To Infinity and Beyond!".

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Spring 2003
Baltimore, MD
"Topologizing the Space of All Generalized Riemann Integrable Functions"

Departmental Seminar, 2002
Furman University
"Riemann Revisited - An Introduction to the Kurzweil-Henstock Integral

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 1996
"Rook Polynomials of Three-Dimensional Chessboards"