L.J. Stevens

Laura J. Stevens, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 0112
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112 USA
Office: Applied Physics & Mathematics Building (AP&M) 5832
Phone: (858) 534-5864
Fax: (858) 534-5273
Email: l2stevens@ucsd.edu


Teaching

Fall 2021: I am on sabbatical in Fall 2021, but I am excited to be back in the classroom in Winter 2022.


Math literacy is a civil right. -- Robert P. Moses

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -- Mother Teresa

Every storm runs out of rain. -- Maya Angelou


Published Papers and Freely Available Instructional Resources

  1. Understanding Rates of Change video library, a twenty-part interdisciplinary video collection whose development was supported by NSF grant IUSE 1610193 (2021), coming soon!

  2. Interdisciplinary conversations in STEM education: Can faculty understand each other better than their students do? (pdf), with Adam Burgassar, Thomas Bussey, John Eggers, Stanley Lo, Jeff Rabin, Sherry Seethaler, and Haim Weizman, International Journal of STEM Education 8, no. 11 (2021), 10 pgs.

  3. A research-based checklist for development and critique of STEM instructional videos (pdf), with Adam Burgassar, Thomas Bussey, John Eggers, Stanley Lo, Jeff Rabin, Sherry Seethaler, and Haim Weizman, Journal of College Science Teaching 50, no. 1 (2020), 21--27.

  4. Holistic Problems with Pedagogical Commentary (pdf), with Guershon Harel, (2011), 102 pgs.

  5. The Concept of a Line: A study of its development through the grade levels (doc), with Judith Ross and Terrie Teegarden, Cal-PASS San Diego Central Mathematics Council (2011), 27 pgs.

  6. Supplementary Module for Pre-Service Teachers: Conic Sections, with Evan Fuller, Guershon Harel, and Jeff Rabin, (2009), 43 pgs., available by request.

  7. Supplementary Module for Pre-Service Teachers: Rates of Change, with Evan Fuller, Guershon Harel, and Jeff Rabin, (2009), 42 pgs., available by request.

  8. An Extension of the Foata Map to Standard Young Tableaux (pdf), with Jim Haglund, Sem. Loth. 56 (2006), Article B56C, 15 pgs.

  9. Combinatorics of rational functions and Poincaré-Birchoff-Witt Expansions of the canonical $U(n_{-})$-valued differential form (pdf), with Richárd Rimányi and Alexander Varchenko, Ann. Comb. 9 (2005), 57--74.

  10. Elliptic Selberg integrals and conformal blocks (pdf), with Giovanni Felder and Alexander Varchenko, Math. Res. Lett. 10 (2003), 671--684.

  11. Modular transformations of the elliptic hypergeometric functions, Macdonald polynomials, and the shift operator (pdf), with Giovanni Felder and Alexander Varchenko, Moscow Math. J. 3 (2003), no. 2, 457--473.

  12. Elliptic Selberg integrals (pdf), with Giovanni Felder and Alexander Varchenko.

Awards and Honors

  1. UCSD Scholars Society "Legacy Lecture Award", 2019

  2. UCSD Panhellenic Council "Outstanding Professor Award", 2016

  3. UCSD Office of Student Disabilities (OSD) "Above and Beyond" Certificiate of Appreciation, 2016

  4. Invited Lecture: "Pat Ledden Memorial Faculty Luncheon Series", 2015

  5. UCSD Academic Senate "Distinguished Teaching Award", 2015

  6. UCSD Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) "Faculty Appreciation Award", 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  7. The UCSD Guardian Study Guide's "Best Mathematics Professor", 2010

  8. UCSD Panhellenic Council "Outstanding Professor Award", 2010


Please note: Dr. Stevens is unable to accomodate requests for recommendation letters for students without a minimum of at least two weeks notice in advance of the deadline.