DIEM M. NGUYEN

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

 

Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Texas A&M University, Aug. 2002. 

M.S., Mathematics, Texas A&M University, May 1999.

Research Interests

 

Number theory and mathematical reasoning.

Online technology in mathematics teaching and assessment.

Academic Positions

2008 - present Associate professor of mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University.  
2002 - 2008 Assistant professor of mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University.  
2001 - 2002 Research assistant of mathematics education, MSMP project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Texas A&M University.  
2002 - 2002 Educational Testing Service (ETS) assessment consultant.  

Publications

 

Articles Published:  

  • Nguyen, T. T., Sanqui, J. A. T., Nguyen, D. M., & Gupta, A. K. (2009).  A note on the maximum likelihood estimator of the skew parameter in a skew-normal distribution.   Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 28(1), p. 1-8.
  • Nguyen, D. M. (2007). Algorithmic variations and measurements of the WebMA: Online algebra system. Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology, 1(2), p. 107-116.
  • Nguyen, T.T., Gupta A.K., Nguyen D.M., & Wang Y. (2007). Characterizations of negative multinomial distributions based on conditional distributions.  Metrika, 66(3), p. 315-322.  
  • Nguyen, D. M., Hsieh, Y. C., & Allen, G. D. (2006).  The impact of web-based assessment and practice on students' mathematics learning.  Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (JCMST), 25(3), p. 251-279.
  • Nguyen, D. M., & Allen, G. D. (2006).  Interactive Mathematics QuizMaker and the online placement exams.  Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, p. 195-199, Addison-Wesley.  
  • Nguyen, D. M., & Kulm, G. (2005).  Using web-based practice to enhance mathematics learning and achievement.  Journal of Interactive Online Learning (JIOL), 3(3).
  • Nguyen, T. T., Gupta, A. K., Nguyen, D. M., Dinh, T. K. (2005).  A location scale family generated by a given symmetric distribution and the sample variance.   Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 15(2), p. 235-249.
  • Nguyen, D. M. (2005). Web-based template for creating online test.  Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, p. 232-236, Addison-Wesley.
  • Nguyen, T. T., Nguyen, D. M., Dinh, T. K. (2004).  A note on a characterization of k-variate normal distribution.  Special edition of the.   Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 13(1), p. 15-19.
  • Nguyen, D. M. (2004).  How to go from data to functions.  Teacher Quality Project.
  • Nguyen, D. M. (2004).  Persistent student misconceptions about Algebra and symbolisms:  What is that x anyway?   Teacher Quality Project
  • Nguyen, D. M. (2004).  Why we need functions:  Stories to get the students buy-in.  Teacher Quality Project.
  • Nguyen, D. M. & Kulm, G.  (2002).  Learning, knowing, and doing:  A comparison of the U.S. and Vietnamese  mathematics textbook lessons.   Proceedings of the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI): Comparative Study, pp. 217-223. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education.

Presentations

Invited, National and International Presentations:

  1. Online math teaching and assessment with open source software. Invited talk at the colloquium series of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Toledo, Mar. 28, 2008.

  2. Optimization and simulation with Maplet. Invited talk given to the mathematics education group at Texas A&M University, Apr. 2007.

  3. Using Moodle and AIM in distance learning course for mathematics teachers. Invited talk given to the VSA Mathematics and Computer Education at Hilton Convention Center, College Station, TX, Apr. 8, 2007.

  4. Templates for Creating Online Math Quizzes. Abstract submitted to the 12th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, ATCM, Jun. 2007.

  5. Incorporate Assessment in Mathematics into the Virtual Learning Environment.   Paper presented at the 18th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, ICTCM, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2006.

  6. Java Applets in teaching vector calculusPaper was accepted for presentation at the Annual National Meeting of Mathematics Association of America, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 2005.

  7. Construction and implementation of web-based assessment in mathematics.  Paper presented at the 17th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, ICTCM, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 2004.

  8. Interactive QuizMaker:  A journey to explore an intelligent web-based assessment engine.  Invited talk at the 17th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), Presession, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 2004.

  9. Web-based template for creating online tests.  Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), Chicago, IL, Oct. 2003.

  10. Online assessment – A new wave and affordable Web-based assisted-learning-and-instruction.  Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), Orlando, FL, Nov. 2002.

  11. Online mathematics assessment as an assisted learning tool.  Invited talk at the 101st Annual Conference of the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), Rochester, NY, Oct. 2002 with D. Chen.     

  12. Online technology as an alternative tool to prepare students for standardized achievement testing in mathematics.  Invited talk at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Dallas, TX, Jul. 2002.

  13. Web-based assessment and students’  performance.  Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) research session, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 2002. 

  14. Standardized testing - A new format of multiple-choice test on both paper-pencil and web-based approaches.  Paper presented at the Southern Conference of the National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Oklahoma, OK, Feb. 2002 with C.E. Lamb.

Regional and Local Presentations:

  1. Technology-based instructional materials and online formative mathematics assessment.  Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Ohio Council of Teacher Mathematics (OCTM), Toledo, OH, Oct. 2006.

  2. Using Web-based practice to enhance mathematics learning and achievement.  Paper presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the Ohio Council of Teacher Mathematics (OCTM), Dayton, OH, Oct. 2005 with R. Little.

  3. Special features of TheOpenCD.  Colloquium speech given at the Faculty Learning Community organized by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at Bowling Green State University, Feb. 2005.

  4. Mathematics and Technology.  Colloquium speech given in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University, Nov. 2003.

  5. Online technology in Science and Mathematics  assessment and curriculum.  Topic was invited to present at the joint meeting of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center (SciMaTEC) and Center of Science and Mathematics Education: Opportunities for Success (COSMOS), Perrysburg, OH, Dec. 2002.

  6. The action code:  Macromedia Flash MX and the dynamic online mathematics courses.  Colloquium session given in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University, Oct. 2002. 

  7. Standardized testing – A new format of multiple choice tests on both paper-pencil and Web- based approaches.  Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Oklahoma City, OK, Feb. 2002 with C. E. Lamb. 

  8. Standardized achievement testing – An alternative description.  Paper presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), San Antonio, TX, Jul. 2001 with C. E. Lamb.

  9. Preparing students for standardized  achievement tests in mathematics – an alternative.  Paper presented at the Conference on the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics at Sam Houston University, Feb. 2000 with C. E. Lamb.

Projects and Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Implementing Online Master of Art in Mathematics Teaching degree program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at BGSU, 2009.

Implemented  Online Mathematics Placement Exams system for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at BGSU, 2002 - 2005.

Developed distance learning courses for the Master of Art in Teaching program at BGSU, 2003 - 2004.

Collaborated with Professor Allen at Texas A&M University in designing online mathematics instructional materials, developing data collection program and QizMaker software for online mathematics assessment, 1998 - present.

Collaborated with middle grades teachers, collected and analyzed classroom data.  Funded by the NSF project, Improving Mathematics Teaching and Achievement through Professional Development, Nelson, G., Kulm, G. & Manon, J., Oct. 2001 – Aug. 2002.

Assisted Professor Kulm at Texas A&M university with an Assessment Analysis Workshop presented to train university and school mathematics educators.  Funded by the NSF project, Resources for Science and Mathematics Literacy: Assessment, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Nov. 2000.

Assisted Professor Kulm at Texas A&M university with an Assessment Analysis Seminar presented to obtain input from university and school mathematics educators.  Funded by the NSF project, Resources for Science and Mathematics Literacy: Assessment, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Oct. 1999.

 

Grants and Honor Awards 

Ohio Department of Education. Teachers Professional Development. Co-PI. Awarded $ 192,710.00. Jun. 08 - Aug. 09.

Texas A&M University.  Teacher Quality Sub Grant. PI. Awarded. $5000Jun. 04 - Sept. 04

College of Arts and Sciences.  Implementing Online Mathematics Placement Exams.  PR. Awarded. $5100. Jul. 03.

Ohio Board of Regents.  Designing  an Online Algebra Course for the M.A.T (Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics) program.  PR. Collaborated with Drs. B. Moses, J. Albert, and S. Van Hook.  Awarded. $65,000. 3/1/03. 

Excellent Dissertation Award. Texas A&M University.   Sept. 03.

Excellent Teaching Award. Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.   May 98.

 

Professional Committee & Organizations

Graduate Examinations Coordinator, 2007 - present.

Discrete Math for Computer Science Coordinator, 2006 - present.

Director of Scientific Computing Lab, 2006 - 2007.

Integrated Math Education Advisor, 2004 - present.

Chair of Mathematics Placement Exam Committee, 2005 - 2006.

Chair of Colloquium Committee, 2005 - 2006.

Faculty Senator, Spring 2005.

Member of the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), 2002-present

Member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2001-present.

Member of the American Educational Research Associations (AERA), 2000-present.

Member of the Innovative Technology in Education (Vietnamese Educational Club), 1997- present.

Member of the Mathematics of American Association (MAA), 1994- 1999.

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