colby-sawyer faculty

Semra Kilic-Bahi

Associate Professor, Natural Sciences
(603) 526-3633 | skilic-bahi@colby-sawyer.edu

Received B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University, M.Sc. from University of Saskatchewan and Ph.D. from University of New Hampshire. Professor Kilic-Bahi specializes in the mathematics fields of operator theory and linear algebra. She has also offered presentations and workshops on using technology in teaching.

Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Linear Algebra
  • Operator Theory
  • History of Mathematics
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Use of Technology in Teaching
  • Interdisciplinary Mathematics

Courses Recently Taught

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Calculus I
  • Precalculus
  • College Algebra
  • Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • Stone Age to Space Age
  • Art and Science of Secret Communication

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Functional Analysis
  • History of Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Use of Technology in Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Publications

Grants and Awards

  • National Association of Math Circles Seed Grant, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Summer 2014

  • Mathematical Association of America, Dolciani Enrichment Grant, Summer 2012 and Summer 2013

  • "Quantitative Literacy and Sustainability", NSF Due, Phase I supplementary grant, PI

  • “Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum in a Liberal Arts Setting”, #0633133, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education, Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement, Phase I Grant, Principal Investigator

  • Received a Colleges of Fenway grant to organize and coordinate “Colleges of Fenway Faculty, Mathematics Seminar,” 2002-2003

  • AWM-National Science Foundation (NSF) -Office of Naval Research Travel Grant, 1994

  • University of New Hampshire, Teaching and Research Fellowship, 1992

Presentations

  • "Quantitative Literacy at Colby-Sawyer College," CCLI-PI Poster Presentation, Semra Kilic-Bahi, Joe Carroll, Washington, DC, Summer 2008

  • "QL Across the Curriculum in a Liberal Arts Setting," Poster presentation, Lavonne Batalden, Semra Kilic-Bahi, and Ben Steele, Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2008

  • “Art and Science of Secret Communication,” Batalden, LaVonne, and Semra Kilic-Bah, Joint Math Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2008.

  • “Spreadsheets as a Tool to Implement QL”, American Sociological Association, Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, April 4-7, 2007, Chicago 2007.

  • "Spreadsheets in Implementing QL," Johnson State College, Semra Kilic-Bahi, Cheryl Coolidge, & Ben Steele, February 2007

  • "QL Initiative at a Small Liberal Arts College," Semra Kilic-Bahi, Cheryl Coolidge, & Ben Steele, Vassar College, April 2007

  • “Emphasizing Conceptual Learning in Statistics by Using Technology and Classroom Data,” AMS-MAA Joint Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2006, Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, Vol 27, Number 1, Issue 143.

  • “Ptolemy's Construction of Table of Chords and its Use in Classroom,” AMS-MAA Joint Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005, Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, Vol 26, Number 1, Issue 139.

  • “Florence Nightingale's Use of Statistical Diagrams,” AMS-MAA Joint Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004, Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, Vol 25, Number 1.

  • “Trigonometric Functions from a Historical Point of View,” MAA- Northeast Section Meeting, Boston, MA, Fall 2003.

  • “Measuring Heaven and Earth,” Colleges of Fenway Mathematics Seminar, Emmanuel College, Spring 2003.

  • “On Trigonometric Functions,” NCTM Central Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 1997.

  • “On the Berezin Symbol,” Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Workshop for Women Graduate Students, Cincinnati, OH, 1994.

  • “The Berezin Symbol with Composition Operators,” AMS Meeting, College Station, TX, 1993 (Invited Speaker).

  • “The Berezin Symbol and the Multipliers of the Functional Hilbert Spaces,” AMS Meeting, Dayton, OH, 1992.

  • “The Berezin Symbol,” Operator Theory Symposium, Montreal, Canada, 1991.

Workshop/Minicourse Organizer and Presenter

  • "Quantitative Literacy," a four-day faculty development workshop Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, Summer 2007.

  • “Visual Display of Quantitative Data”, American Sociological Association Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago 2007.

  • “A Tool to Implement Quantitative Literacy: Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum,” Minicourse, AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 5-8, 2007.

  • “Teaching Statistics with Technology,” a three-day workshop for teachers of grades 7-12, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, 2003.

  • “The Use of History in Teaching Mathematics and Science,” a three-day workshop for teachers of grades 7-12, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, 2002.

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