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Monika Kiss, Ph.D.

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    Monika Kiss, Ph.D.

    Professor of Mathematics

    Dr. Kiss has been teaching Mathematics at Saint Leo University since 2003 and loves her job. She is an active member of the Mathematical Association of America both nationally as well as locally in the Florida section of the MAA. She is passionate about teaching mathematics and getting more students to appreciate the beauty and necessity of mathematics in today's data driven world. She works closely with mathematics majors and the Saint Leo University Math Club. She attends several conferences each year to learn new ways to teach mathematics. In addition, being a mother of a teenager, she is passionate about engaging young people in mathematics as well. Dr. Kiss is a founder and director of the Saint Leo University Math Circle, which is a weekly hour-long outreach program for middle schoolers who love mathematics. In addition, she also started running Girls Can! Robotics Camp in 2015 to encourage young girls to engage in STEM fields. Dr. Kiss is a recipient of several awards, including Outstanding Faculty member of Saint Leo University, Outstanding Advisor, School of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award and the MAA Distinguished College or University Teacher of the Year Award winner.

    Education

    • B.A. in Mathematics, Kean University, New Jersey
    • M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii

    Courses Taught

    • Intermediate Algebra
    • College Algebra
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus I & III
    • Linear Algebra
    • Discrete
    • Mathematics
    • Differential Equations
    • History of Mathematics
    • Graph Theory
    • Number Theory
    • Advanced Calculus
    • Abstract Algebra
    • Senior Project