Patrice Tiffany
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Education
 MS, Polytechnic University
 MA, CUNY Lehman College
 EDD, Columbia University
 BA, College of Mount St. Vincent
Courses Taught
MATH 185 Calculus I
MATH 186 Calculus II
MATH 285 Calculus III
MATH 153 Linear Math Analysis
MATH 154 Calculus for Business Decisions
MATH 151 Modern Mathematics
CMOT 101 Computer Science I
CMPT 102 Computer Science II
CMPT 214 Teaching and Learning with Technology
MATH 221 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
MATH 222 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II
CMPT 241 Web Programming
MATH 321 Fundamental Concepts: Algebra and Number Theory
MATH 322 Fundamental Concepts: Geometry and Measurement
MATH 326 Fundamental Concepts: Discrete Mathematics
CMPT 334 Computer Organization

Research
My research involves the integration of the modeling first approach into the teaching of Differential Equations. This approach uses real life situations and technology to show the power of differential equations. The problems proposed deal with such topics as the absorbtion of drugs into the blood stream to the spread of oil spills in an ocean to the system of shock absorbers in an automobile. I have been the PI of a NSF grant for the last three years. This grant has enabled my co PIs and me to run inperson and virtual workshops on modeling first in Differential Equations to Mathematics faculty throughout the country. These workshops deal with not only how to implement this approach in DE courses but also how to create one's on scenerios. I am on the advisory board for SIMIODE. SIMIODE maintains a website that supports this approach with hundreds of scenerios that instructors can use in their courses. Previousl my research interests involved the use of technology in the teaching and learning of College mathematics. I was involved in the integration of computer algebra systems into the calculus curriculum. This work was recognized when I was elected to be a fellow in the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.

Publications and Scholarly Activities
 "Showcasing of Modeling to Motivate Differential Equations" contributed paper session for MathFest, August, 2019, in Cincinnati OH. Organized session with Therese Shelton, and Rosemary Farley.
"An Effort to Assess the Impact a Modeling First Approach has in a Traditional Differential Equations Class" presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting of MAA and AMS, Baltimore, MD January, 2017, with Rosemary Farley.
" A Modeling First Approach in a Tradition Differential Equations Class" presented at the MAA Math Fest Chicago, IL, July, 2017, with Rosemary Farley.
Minicourse: "Experiences and Examples in Teaching ModelingBased Differential Equations Course" at MAA MathFest in Chicago, IL July, 2017; Meeting of MAA and AMS, San Diego, CA January, 2018 coran with Brian Winkel, Therese Shelton, and Rosemary Farley.
Minicourse: "Starter Kit for Teaching ModelingFirst Differential Equations Course" at the Joint Mathematics Meeting of MAA and AMS, San Diego, CA January, 2018. coran with Brian Winkel, Therese Shelton, Rosemary Farley.
"Bring the Differential Equations Class into the 21st Century" presented at the ICTCM in Atlanta, GA in March, 2016 with Rosemary Farley.
"Using Maple to Promote Modeling in Differential Equations" at the MAA Session on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, WA in January, 2016 with Rosemary Farley.
Minicourse: "Teaching Modeling First Differential Equations  Building Community in SIMIODE" at Math Fest in Columbus Ohio, August, 2016 with Brian Winkel, Therese Shelton and Rosemary Farley.
" Effectively Melding Computer Algebra Systems into the Calculus Curriculum" presented at the Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra at Fordham University in Bronx, NY in July, 2014.
Jumpstarting Technology in the Calculus Curriculum (with Rosemary Farley) was a minicourse taught at the Seventeenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2004. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
Lessons Learned: A Decade Using a Computer Algebra System, Five Years Using a Course Management System (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2002. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
Maple and Blackboard (with Rosemary Farley) was a minicourse taught at the Fourteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2001. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
Using the Course Management System Blackboard 5 with the Computer Algebra System Maple in the Mathematics Classroom (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference in March, 2001. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference."Integrating the WWW into Mathematics Courses—What Works? "(with Rosemary Farley) was a minicourse taught at the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2000. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Mathematical Animations and Maple" (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2000. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Using Maple in the Probability Classroom" (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1998. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Modernizing the Calculus Classroom" (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Tenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1997. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Mathematical Modeling" (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Ninth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1996. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Integration of Maple into the Calculus Sequence: A Continuing Process" (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Eighth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1995. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Integration of Maple into the Calculus Sequence: An Evolving Process "(with Rosemary Farley and Kathryn Weld) was presented at the Eleventh Annual Eastern Small College Computing Conference in October, 1995. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Integrating Maple: A Process of Evaluation and Evolution" (with Carol Hurwitz, Thomas Smith, Charles Stolze, Rosemary Farley, and Kathryn Weld) was presented at the Seventh International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1994. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference
 A Four Step Method for Creating Animations. (with Rosemary Farley) published inComputers in Education Journal. Vol. 4 No. 3 JulySeptember 2013, 5962.
 A Pilot Program Using an ebook and Online Homework in the Calculus Sequence (with Rosemary Farley) published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics 2013.
 Creating Animations (with Rosemary Farley) to be published in the Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, March, 2012.
 Jumpstarting Technology in the Calculus Curriculum (with Rosemary Farley) was a minicourse taught at the Seventeenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2004. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 Lessons Learned: A Decade Using a Computer Algebra System, Five Years Using a Course Management System (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2002. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference
 Maple and Blackboard (with Rosemary Farley) was a minicourse taught at the Fourteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2001. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 Using the Course Management System Blackboard 5 with the Computer Algebra System Maple in the Mathematics Classroom (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference in March, 2001. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 Integrating the WWW into Mathematics Courses—What Works? (with Rosemary Farley) was a minicourse taught at the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2000. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 Mathematical Animations and Maple (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 2000. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 Using Maple in the Probability Classroom (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1998. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 Modernizing the Calculus Classroom (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Tenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1997. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 · Mathematical Modeling (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Ninth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1996. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 · Integration of Maple into the Calculus Sequence: A Continuing Process (with Rosemary Farley) was presented at the Eighth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in November, 1995. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 · Integration of Maple into the Calculus Sequence: An Evolving Process (with Rosemary Farley and Kathryn Weld) was presented at the Eleventh Annual Eastern Small College Computing Conference in October, 1995. The paper was published in the proceedings of the conference.
 "Showcasing of Modeling to Motivate Differential Equations" contributed paper session for MathFest, August, 2019, in Cincinnati OH. Organized session with Therese Shelton, and Rosemary Farley.

Professional Experience and Memberships
Hosted two SCUDEM competitions at our school and coached teams at two other challenges (2017 2019) (Student Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling).
Showcasing of Modeling to Motivate Differential Equations contributed paper session for MathFest, August, 2019, in Cincinnati OH. Organized session with Therese Shelton, and Rosemary Farley.
Modeling Competitions: Perspectives of Student and Faculty presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting of MAA and AMS, Baltimore, MD January, 2019, with student Emily Regenauer.
Member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM). Named an ICTCM Fellow for 2018. "The ICTCM Fellow award recognizes individuals who have shown sustained effort toward the principal aim of using technology for teaching mathematics. The designation of ICTCM Fellow implies a record of research, innovation, leadership, contributions and longterm commitment to the ICTCM environment." (designation from ICTCM).
Member of MAA

Honors, Awards, and Grants
20102011 Distinguished LaSallian Educator Award
2018 ICTCM Fellow
2018 PI for NSF Grant: Building Community through Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Oppotunities with Differential Equations