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Professor Lesser ,

a Mathematical Sciences Dept. Professor in the College of Science at The Univ. of Texas at El Paso in the UT System

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(office) PHONE (voicemail forwards to email if Iím away from my desk)

(915) 747-6845

(daytime) departmentís FAX (put my name on the coversheet)

(915) 747-6502

Physical OFFICE

room 213 (by 2nd floor water fountain) of Bell Hall (on Wiggins Road, by north side of Library)map

US MAIL address

Larry Lesser

Mathematical Sciences Department†††

500 West University Avenue†††††

El Paso, TX††† 79968

for (UPS and FedEx) deliveries to my department office,

which is room 124 on the ground floor of Bell Hall (on Wiggins Road, near north side of Library) and is generally open M-F 8-12 & 1-5; map)

Larry Lesser

Mathematical Sciences Department

Bell Hall 124

500 West University Avenue

El Paso, TX†† 79902




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Since 1988, his teaching (in Colorado, Georgia, and Texas) has been enhanced by experiences as a state agency statistician, full-time high school math teacher, and university-wide teaching center director.Since 2004, Lesser has been at UTEP where he is Professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department. He also recently directed UTEPís teaching center CETaL for its last three years. His statistics/math education interests include teacher education, misconceptions, intuition, language/culture/equity, and engagement. His research/scholarship includes books and 100+* peer-reviewed (mostly first-author) papers and has led to the Faculty Award for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (given at the 2012 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning), service on 5 (inter)national research or editorial boards (e.g., a founding editor of TEEM and has also served three 3-year terms as assistant editor of SERJ or associate editor of JSE, the top two journals in statistics education) and on elected/appointed offices/committees in national organizations (e.g., NCTM, ASA, CAUSE), and over a half-million dollars in external funding (e.g., 2012-16 and 2015-18 NSF grants for which he is the PI at UTEP). Seeking to make statistics/mathematics more accessible, meaningful, and engaging, his teaching innovations have led to textbook co-authorship (e.g., COMAP math-for-liberal-arts text FAPP), invited plenary presentations at regional/national conferences (MAA, USCOTS, NCTM, etc.), radio/TV appearances, and recognitions including the 2010 Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics Award from the MAAís Southwestern Section, a 2011 Regentsí Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System (comprising 9 universities and 10,000+ faculty; based on multi-level reviews of 150-page dossier of evidence), a 2016 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award (given to 10 professors out of all 150+ 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas combined), and a score of awards in recent national education contests (e.g., MoMath, ASA, CAUSE, SIGMAA-QL). Also, his passions of poetry and songwriting have yielded 100+ published discipline-related poems/songs.

*around 400, if including shorter/internally-reviewed curriculum features, letters to the editor, book reviews, papers in edited conference proceedings, archived webinars, poems, lyrics, etc.















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