CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Alpha Ba Department:Mathematical Sciences


EDUCATION
DEGREES DISCIPLINE INSTITUTION YEAR
Master of Science Mathematical Sciences The University of Memphis 2011
Bachelor of Science Mathematical Sciences The University of Memphis 2007

EXPERIENCE
RANK/POSITION DEPARTMENT/DIVISION INSTITUTION/COMPANY/ORGANIZATION PERIOD
Instructor/ Online Coordinator Mathematical Sciences The University of Memphis 2015-current
Adjunct Mathematical Sciences The University of Memphis 2014-2015
Instructor-Part time Mathematical Sciences Southwest Tennessee Community College 2015-Current
Graduate Student Mathematical Sciences The University of Memphis 2008-2010
Instructor Mathematics Southwest Tennessee Community College 2011-2015
Part time instructor Mathematics Northwest Mississippi Community College 2012-2013

HONORS/AWARDS
HONOR/AWARD INSTITUTION/COMPANY/ORGANIZATION YEAR
Nominated for The Susan Te Paske "See Me" Award The University of Memphis 2020
Nominated for the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. The University of Memphis 2020
Certificate of Completion for Web Fundamentals: Accessibility, Analytics, and SEO Siteimprove Academy 2020
Nominated for the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. The University of Memphis 2018
Certificate of Achievement Pearson Education 2017
Training Certificate of Achievement Southwest Tennessee Community College 2012
Training Certificate of Achievement Dale Carnegie 2012

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
SUBJECT INSTITUTION
Math 1530 , Probability and Statistics The University of Memphis
MATH 1100 - Basic Algebra (3) The University of Memphis
MATH 1710 - College Algebra (3) The University of Memphis
MATH 1720 - Trigonometry (3) The University of Memphis
MATH 1830 - Elementary Calculus (3) The University of Memphis
MATH 1910 - Calculus I(4) The University of Memphis
MATH 1920 - Calculus II(4) The University of Memphis
MATH 2110 - Calculus III(4) The University of Memphis
MATH 1410 Foundations of Math I(3) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics(3) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics(3) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1710,1720 Pre-Calculus I (3) and II(3) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1740,1750 Algebra and Trigonometry I(3) and II(3) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1830 Calculus(4) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1910 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I(4) Southwest Tennessee Community College
MATH 1920,2110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II(4) and III(4) Southwest Tennessee Community College
College Algebra (4) Northwest Mississippi community College

Presentations - Conference (refereed *)

Presider :
 2014 AMATYC Conference in Nashville, TN /Room S015 /AMATYC's FutureGrant Program Session (G)/ Presenter(s) :John Pazdar, Pat Hirschy, Dennis Ebersole, Karen Gaines

Conferences attended: 

Problems and Recent Methods in Operator Theory in Memory of Professor James E. Jamison  ,The University of Memphis, October 15-October 16

November 13-16, 2014 40th AMATYC Annual Conference,Nashville, Tennessee

November 8-11, 2012:38th AMATYC Annual Conference Jacksonville, Florida Conference Theme:       River-of-Knowledge, Ocean-of-Dreams

May 16-18, 2008 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Mathematical Techniques [IMST 2008-FIM XVI]; the University of Memphis

March 27-28, 2008 Paul Erdos Memorial Lecture Series, University of Memphis

May 4-5, 2007 31st SIAM-SEAS Meeting, University of Memphis

March 23-24, 2007 Paul Erdos Memorial Lecture Series, University of Memphis

March 24-25, 2006 Paul Erdos Memorial Lecture Series, University of Memphis

February 25-26, 2005 Paul Erdos Memorial Lecture Series, University of Memphis

March 26-27, 2004 Paul Erdos Memorial Lecture Series, University of Memphis

Other Presentations (refereed *)


The FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT)“Transforming Education with Virtual Reality - Faculty Forum and Hands-On Exploration”
 Thursday, January 14th from 9am – 2:30pm RM 225.


SUPPORT

(External)

ACTIVITY AGENCY/SOURCE AMOUNT PERIOD
Project/Proposal Title: : A Model for Student Engaged Learning in an Elementary Statistics (SELES) National Science Foundation $297,822.00 2020-2022
Teaching Statistics with Social JusticeTennessee Board of Regents ~$18,000 2019-2020
Math 1710 College Algebra Redesign/RevitalizationTennessee Board of Regents $17,550 2018-2019
Math 1750 M50UofM Online degree programs Depends on Enrollement Current

OUTREACH

Project/s summary

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS PERIOD SPONSORSHIP
Test writers for TMATYC - Calculus B Test – 2012 Community college students 2012 Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges
Test writers for TMATYC - Develop Test – 2012 Community College students 2012 Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

SERVICE
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY PERIOD
The University of Memphis Online Coordinator 2020
The University of Memphis Judge at the 30th Annual Student Research Forum Spring 2016,2018 and 2020
The University of Memphis The DMS celebrate the Black History Month ( Prof. E.O.George and Alpha Ba) Spring 2018,2020
University of Memphis MLK50 Fellows Completion Academy Fall 2018
University of Memphis MLK50 Fellows Completion Academy Spring 2018
The University of Memphis First#MEMbound Fair Day in September - Math, Sciences, and Pre-Health – Ellington Auditorium Fall 2018 (Saturday, November 3rd)
The University of Memphis Math Learning Center 2016-2019
The University of Memphis Redesign Service Courses 2016-2019
The University of Memphis GA Teacher Training Committee 2016-2019
The University of Memphis Aleks 2016-2018
The University of Memphis Elementary Calculus + Service 2016-2018
Southwest Tennessee Community College Chair of the Adjunct/Part time Employees in Mathematics 2013-2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Chair of the Calculus sequence program 2012-2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Creator and advisor of the Math Club of STCC 2013-2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Coach- Math Competitions (all campuses) 2011-2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Member of the recruiting Math committee 2014-2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Faculty Advisory Committee in Mathematics,Physics and Natural Sciences (Biology,Nursing,Chemistry) 2011-2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Scholarship Committee 2011-2015

Appendix A

Academic Year (please indicate year) Course # Course Name Credit Hours Percent Taught Enroll Labratory Supervised(S)/Instructed(I) New Preparation (Y) /(N)
Fall Term 2008 MATH 1720 Trigonometry 3 100 35 I Y
Spring Term 2009 Math 1910 Calculus I 4 100 38 I Y
Summer Term 2009 Math 1920 Calculus II 4 100 20 I Y
Summer Term 2009 MATH 1720 Trigonometry 3 100 20 I N
Fall Term 2009 MATH 1920 Calculus II 4 100 25 I N
Spring Term 2010 MATH 2110 Calculus III 4 100 34 I N
Fall Term 2011 MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics 3 100 24 I Y
Fall Term 2011 MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics 3 100 24 I Y
Fall Term 2011 Math 0850 Intermediate Algebra 3 100 30 I Y
Fall Term 2011 Math 0850 Intermediate Algebra 3 100   I Y
Fall Term 2011 Math 1830 Elementary Calculus 4 100 26 I N
Fall Term 2011 Math 1710 Pre-Calculus I 3 100 18 I N
Spring Term 2012 Math 1710 Pre-Calculus 3 100 20 I N
Spring Term 2012 Math 0850 Intermediate Algebra 3 100 29 I N
Spring Term 2012 Math 0850 Intermediate Algebra 3 100 24 I N
Spring Term 2012 Math1630 Finite Math 3 100 12 I N
Spring Term 2012 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics 3 100 25 I N
Summer Term 2012 Math 0850 Intermediate Algebra 3 100 13 I N
Summer Term 2012 Math 0810 Elementary Algebra 3 100 16 I N
Fall Term 2012 Math 0800 Elementary Algebra 3 100 21 I N
Fall Term 2012 Math 1910 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 100 9 I N
Fall Term 2012 Math 0800 Elementary Algebra 3 100 22 I N
Fall Term 2012 Math 0850 Intermediate Algebra 3 100 24 I N
Fall Term 2012 Math 1740 Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 100 25 I N
Spring Term 2013 Math 1830 Calculus 4 100 11 I N
Spring Term 2013 Math 0850 & 0800 Intermediate Algebra & Elementary Algebra 3 100 25 I N
Spring Term 2013 Math 1740 Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 100 25 I N
Spring Term 2013 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics (2 sections) 3 100 45 I N
Summer Term 2013 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics(2 sections) 3 100 43 I N
Fall Term 2013 Math 810 Math Learning Support I (2 sections) 3 100 44 Lab Y
Fall Term 2013 Math 1710 Pre-Calculus I 3 100 24 I N
Fall Term 2013 Math 1740 Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 100 23 I N
Fall Term 2013 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics(2 sections) 3 100 51 L N
Spring Term 2014 Math 810 Math Learning Support (3 sections) 3 100 36 Lab N
Spring Term 2014 Math 1830 Calculus (2 sections) 4 100 42 I N
Spring Term 2014 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics (2 sections) 3 100 34 Lab N
Summer Term 2014 Math 1920 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 100 22 I N
Summer Term 2014 Math 1830 Elementary Calculus 3 100 5 I N
Fall Term 2014 Math 2110 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4 100 12 I N
Fall Term 2014 Math 1830 Calculus 4 100 25 I N
Fall Term 2014 Math 1740 Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 100 13 I N
Fall Term 2014 Math 1410 Foundations of Math I (2 sections) 3 100 32 I N
Fall Term 2014 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 5 I N
Spring Term 2015 Math 0820 Math Learning Support II 3 100 18 Lab N
Spring Term 2015 Math 0810 Math Learning Support I 3 100 24 Lab N
Spring Term 2015 Math 1830 Calculus 4 100 12 I N
Spring Term 2015 Math 1910 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 100 18 I N
Spring Term 2015 Math 1830 Calculus 4 100 12 I N
Spring Term 2015 Math 1630 Finite Math 3 100 10 Lab Y
Spring Term 2015 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics 3 100 15 Lab N
Spring Term 2015 Math 1530 Prob/Statistics/Non-Calculus 3 100 7 I Y
Summer Term 2015 Math 2110 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4 100 17 I N
Fall Term 2015 Math 1100 Basic Math (3 sections) 3 100 42 I+L Y
Spring 2016 Math 1100 Basic Algebra 3 100 25 I No
Spring 2016 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 49 I NO
Fall 2016 Math 1100 Basic Algebra 3 100 26 I No
Fall 2016 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 40 I No
Fall 2016 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 63 I No
Spring 2017 1710 College Algebra 3 100 63 I No
Spring 2017 (1/2 semester) 1710 College Algebra 3 100 22 Online YE
Spring 2017 1710 (STCC) Precalculus I 3 100 10 I No
Spring 2017 1720 (STCC) PreCalculus II 3 100 10 I No
Summer 2017 1830 Elementary Calculus 3 100 30 I No
Summer 2017 1530 Probability and Statistics 3 100 10 I No
Fall 2017 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 47 I No
Fall 2017 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 25 I No
Fall 2017 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 38 I (online) No
Fall 2017 Math 1910 Calculus I 4 100 55 I N
Fall 2017 Math 1710-H PreCalculus (STCC) 3 100 20 I (Hybrid) No
Fall 2017 Math 1830 Calculus (STCC) 4 100 16 I No
Spring 2018 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics 3 100 75   Ye
Spring 2018 Math 1920 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 100 56   Ye
Spring 2018 Math 1710 College Algebra 3 100 101   No

Appendix C

Research during my Graduate studies
 I Worked with Dr. James Jamison (June 9, 1943 - November 28, 2014) as an independent course on
a)“A concise introduction to tensor product” by Carlos S. Kubrusly
b)“Linear isometries of some normed spaces of analytic functions” by W.P. Novinger and D.M. Obe

I am interested in Math Education,Operator Theory,Mathematical-Physics and Geometry .
 

Appendix E

I am currently working on a NSF (National Science Foundation) Project with Dr. Dale Bowman, Dr. John Haddock, Dr. Leigh M. Harrell-Williams
 
Majors courses taken at the Graduate Level:
 
Notice: My Principal PhD Adviser was Professor James E Jamison (06/9/1943-11/28/2014) with whom I have spent at least 4 semesters doing Independent Study.
 
Math 7030 Hilbert Space/Special Class Operator (3 credits hours) under Professor James E Jamison (June 9, 1943 - November 28, 2014)
 
Math 7261 Algebraic Theory I (3 credits hours) under Professor Maria F Botelho
 
Math 7262 Algebraic Theory II (3 credits hours) under Professor Maria F Botelho
 
Math 7350 Real Variables I (3 credits hours) under Professor Jerome A Goldstein
 
Math 7351 Real Variables II (3 credits hours) under Professor Jerome A Goldstein
 
Math 7022 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (3 credits hours) under Professor Jerome A Goldstein
 
Math 7029 Percolation Theory (3 credits hours) under Professor Bela Bollobas
 
Math 7039 Intro to Ergodic Theory (3 credits hours) under Professor Bela Bollobas ?
 
Math 7041 Percolation Theory II (3 credits hours) under Professor Bela Bollobas
 
Math 8393 Differential Equations/App (3 credits hours) under Professor Jerome A Goldstein
 
Math 8395 Theory of Differential Equations (3 credits hours) under Professor Jerome A Goldstein
 
Math 8960 Sem Teaching/Research/Consultation (3 credits hours) under Professor Cecil C Rousseau
 
Phil 7994 Reading and Research (3 credits hours) under Professor John L Tienson
 
I have been advising students with different majors as a support to the advising and recruiting office during summer 2013 at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
The aim was to improve the retention and increase of students .
 
I have chaired the Calculus and Analytical Geometry Sequences Design Team with
  1. Dr. Akwasi-kusi Appiah (Calculus I)
  2. I did Calculus II
  3. John Calculus III
using MyMathLab Plus (computer based) at Southwest Tennessee Community College.