Janet McShane

Dean, School of Science

Education

  • Ph.D.,  Mathematics, University of Arizona
  • M.A.T., Mathematics, Northern Arizona University 
  • B.S., Mathematics, Northern Arizona University 

Courses Taught

  • Fall 2020:  SCI 100 Science Orientation Seminar
  • Spring 2020:  MATH 154 Calculus for Business Decisions;  SCI 101 Science Orientation Seminar II
  • Fall 2019:  MATH 243 Foundations for Higher Mathematics; MATH 331 Probability; SCI 100 Science Orientation Seminar
  • Spring 2019:  MATH 151 Modern Mathematics; MATH 478 Algebra II
  • Fall 2018:  MATH 154 Calculus for Business Decisions; MATH 186 Calculus II; MATH 377 Algebra I 
  • Spring 2018:  MATH 154 Calculus for Business Decisions;  MATH 478 Algebra II 
  • Fall 2017:  MATH 186 Calculus II;  MATH 377 Algebra I
  • Spring 2017:  MATH 186 Calculus II;  MATH 222 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II;  MATH 322 Fundamental Concepts: Geometry
  • Fall 2016:  MATH 151 Modern Mathematics; MATG 671 Applied Linear Algebra;  SCI 100 Science Orientation Seminar   
  • Spring 2016:  MATH 222 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II;     MATH 272 Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2015:  MATH 151 Modern Mathematics;  MATG 671 Applied Linear Algebra
  • Spring 2015:  MATH 186 Calculus II
  • Fall 2014:  MATH 185 Calculus I
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Selected Publications:

    • Ratliff, Michael I. & Janet M. McShane (2009). Fibonacci-Like Sequences of Apollonian Circle Packings, Congressus Numerantium, 194, p. 199-206.
    • Mlsna, P., J. McShane, J. Maynard, M. Lanzetta , C. Ismay , & S. Brown (2008). Mathematics Skills Assessment and Training in Freshman Engineering Courses. Proc. 115th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, p. 13.870.1-13.870.8.
    • Ratliff, M.I. & J.M. McShane (2008). It's a Holiday!!. Teaching Statistics, 30 (1), p. 17-22.
    • Hernon, C. & J. McShane (2005). Bridging the Potential Divide between Theory and Practice. AMTE Connections, Volume 15, Issue 1, p. 9-10.
    • McShane, J.M. & M.I. Ratliff (2003). Dice Distributions Using Combinatorics, Recursion and Generating Functions. The College Mathematics Journal, Volume 34, Number 5, p. 370-376.
    • Ratliff, M.I., J.M. McShane, & A. Martinez-Cruz (2003). Technology Illustrations of Four Solutions to the Problem of Apollonius. Mathematics and Computer Education, Spring 2003, p. 193-205.
    • McShane, J.M. (2001). Dice Throwing Distributions - An Application of the Inclusion-Exclusion Principle. Conferencia Internacional Sobre Uso de Tecnologia en la Ensenanza de las Matematicas, January 2001, p. 151-156.
    • Grove, L.C. & J.M. McShane (1994). Computation in Polynomial Algebras and Ideals. Expositiones Mathematicae, Volume 12, p. 289-304.
    • McShane, J.M. & L.C. Grove (1993). Polynomial Invariants of Finite Groups. Algebra, Groups and Geometries, Volume 10, Number 1 (March 1993), p. 1-12.
    • Grove, L.C. & J.M. McShane (1990). On Coxeter's Groups Gp,q,r, Proceedings of Groups St. Andrews 1989, edited by C. Campbell and E. Robertson, Cambridge University Press, Volume 1, (1990), p. 211-213.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • 2014 - present:  Chair and Professor, Department of Mathematics, Manhattan College    
    • 2011 - 2012:  Interim Director, Center for Science Teaching & Learning, Northern Arizona University
    • 2007 - 2014:  Director, NAUTeach, Northern Arizona University
    • 2006 - 2011:  Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Northern Arizona University
    • 1979 - 2014:  Assistant-Associate-Full Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Northern Arizona University
    • 2004 - 2006:  Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Northern Arizona University
    • 1996 - 1999:  Assistant Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Northern Arizona University 

     

    Society Memberships

    • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    • American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
    • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
    • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Selected Honors & Awards:

    • Phi Kappa Phi 2005
    • MAA Southwestern Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, 2003
    • Chair's Award for Service, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Northern Arizona University, 2005, 1999, 1995
    • Chair's Award for Teaching, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Northern Arizona University, 1998 
    • Northern Arizona University Distinguished Faculty Award, 1995
    • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Matheamtics, University of Arizona, 1987

    Selected Grants: 

    • APS STEM-Focus Schools for the Future, Co-PI's: Janet McShane and Jackie Menasco, May 2012. APS Foundation, $249,982.
    • Expanding Field Placement Sites for NAUTeach, PI: Janet McShane, December 2011. Intel Foundation, $25,000.
    • Northern Arizona University Noyce Fellows Program, PI: Shannon Guerrero, Co-Pi's: Sharon Cardenas, Julie Garner, Julie Gess-Newsome, Janet McShane, August 2010. National Science Foundation, $1,450,000.
    • Comprehensive Redesign of Entry Level Mathematics and Statistics, PI: Janet McShane, Co-PI: John Hagood, March 2010. NAU President's Innovation Fund, $435,000.
    • A Proposal to Replicate UTeach at Northern Arizona University, Co-PI's: Julie Gess-Newsome and Janet McShane, December 2007. National Mathematics and Science Initiative, $1,400,000. Additional funding: Helios Education Foundation $1,000,000; Exxon Foundation $1,000,000.
    • Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day for High School Women, PI: Amy Rushall, Co-PI's: Shannon Guerrero, Debra Larson, Catherine Louchart, Janet McShane, October 2006. NAU Hewlett Engineering Talent Pipeline Project, $1,560.
    • Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day for High School Women, PI: Amy Rushall, Co-PI's: Julie Baca, Debra Larson, Catherine Louchart, Janet McShane, April 2006. MAA Tensor Grant Program, $2,610.
    • TIMES - Training Intuition in Math for Engineering Success, Co-PI's: Janet McShane and Phil Mlsna, February 2006. ABOR 2006 Learner Centered Education Grants, $42,565. Additional funding from NAU Hewlett Engineering Talent Pipeline Project, $10,641.