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Andrew Schwartz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Mathematics

aschwartz@semo.edu
573-651-5065
https://cstl-csm.semo.edu/aschwartz
Office: Johnson Hall  307


Do not attempt to be a passive learner, be an active learner. Seek out help when you need it. Don't be shy about asking for assistance.

What area do you teach?

Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Combinatorics

Education/Degree(s)

B.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University
M.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D. in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Your philosophy of teaching:

I like to use a student oriented approach to teaching. After covering the core lesson, I like to ask students what questions they have and what exercises they would like to cover.

Why did you decide to teach?

I enjoy the conferral of knowledge from one generation to the next.

Credentials/career path

I am one of the main organizers of the IL-MO Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

Professional Highlight

I have recently been invited to be a speaker at a special session on Zero Forcing numbers.

Award/Honor/Recognition

I won the Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award when at SIUC.

Organization with which you are involved

I am the faculty advisor for Math Club.

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Schwartz, Andrew. (2018). Matchable Trees: Distance Distribution. Congressus Numerantium.

Best advice for students

My best advice is to get involved in the learning process. Do not attempt to be a passive learner, be an active learner. Seek out help when you need it. Don't be shy about asking for assistance.

Contact

Phone: 573.651.2164
math@semo.edu
Johnson Hall 201

Department of Mathematics
One University Plaza, MS 6700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701