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Olga Kosheleva

 
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Olga Kosheleva
Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Dr. Kosheleva's areas of expertise are in mathematics education in teacher preparation, curriculum development with focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) integration and applied mathematics. Her primary education goal is to motivate student teachers to teach mathematics and science effectively so that they will create the same love for those topics that she herself developed as a young child.

Dr. Kosheleva completed her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2003. The focus of her research was on solving mathematical optimization problem in the context of using state-of-the art JPEG2000 compression on three-dimensional meteorological data. In her research, she worked with a variety of scientific data (meteorological, radar, medical), applied statistical data analysis and analyzed different approaches to constructing meaningful quality metrics for evaluating and comparing different data compression algorithms. These studies have since proven to be transferrable to educational data analysis in her current work.

Dr. Kosheleva has two Master's degrees. The first is in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Novosibirsk University, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1978 (Diploma Summa Cum Laude). During five years of her study she worked with the prominent academician, A.D. Alexandrov, a leader in the area of Geometry and Geometry education. She obtained her second Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1994. In working on her second Master's thesis she was involved in research and development in artificial intelligence. The research is currently extensively used for education research, for example, in computer-based tutoring environments for mathematics education that rely heavily on a students' own comprehension processes for self-evaluation and self-directed learning.

KEYWORDS

  1. Applied mathematics
  2. Curriculum Development with focus on STEM integration
  3. Mathematics Education in Teacher Preparation

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