Farrokh Abedi

Associate Professor & Assistant Dean of Mathematics

School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

University of Arkansas at Monticello

397 University Drive

Monticello, AR 7165

Phone: 870-460-1216

Fax: 870-460-1316

*e-mail:
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*abedi@uamont.edu*

*homepage:
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http://www.uamont.edu/facultyweb/Abedi/*

Education

1975-1982 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Ph.D. May 1983. Mathematics.

1974-1975 Eastern New Mexico University,

Portales, New Mexico

M.A. August 1975, Mathematics.

1969-1973 Pars College, Tehran, Iran

B.S. August 1973, Mathematics.

Experience

2007 Present, Assistant Dean of Mathematics,

School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences

University of Arkansas, Monticello, Arkansas

1987-Present, Associate Professor of Mathematics,

School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences

University of Arkansas, Monticello, Arkansas.

1982-1987, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Math & Physics,

University of Arkansas, Monticello, Arkansas.

1975-1982, Graduate Teaching Associate,

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

1974-1975, Grader and Tutor, Eastern New Mexico University,

Portales, New Mexico.

__1972-1973, Student Professional, Pars College, Tehran, Iran.
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__Duties included some classroom instruction.__

__Courses taught__

Calculus I&II&III, Linear Algebra, Basic Analysis, Multi-Dimensional Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Topology, Contemporary Mathematics,Vector Analysis, Group Theory, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, and Trigonometry.

Graduate Math Education Courses: Group Theory, Intermediate Analysis, Linear Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Set Point Topology, Vector Analysis, Contemporary Mathematics, and Topics in Algebra and Linear Algebra.

Publications & Presentations

Solvability of Conjugacy Problem for HNN extensions of

finitely generated abelian groups, Thesis, Department of

Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 1983.

Major Advisor: Benny Evans

*Portion of this paper was presented at Oklahoma-Arkansas Regional Mathematical Association of America
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(*MAA*)*meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas 1982.*

*Farrokh Abedi**
&
Benny Evans. 1983.*

Conjugacy in Nearly Abelian Groups. Department of

Mathematics, Oklahoma State University.

Item analysis of the final examinations for students in multi-section mathematics courses, Oklahoma-Arkansas Regional Mathematical Association of America meeting, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 2008

Arkansas Mathematics Department Chairs Meeting

Arkansas Tech Lake Point Conference Center

May 20, 2008

**Professional****Meetings**

Oklahoma-Arkansas Regional

Mathematical Association of America Meetings;

2008 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas .

2006 University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas.

2004 University Of Central Arkansas, Conway Arkansas.

2003 Tulsa University, Tulsa Oklahoma;

1998 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock Arkansas;

1997 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond Oklahoma;

1993 Tulsa University, Tulsa Oklahoma;

1992 Henderson State University, Arkadelphia Arkansas;

1991 Lawton, Oklahoma;

1990 John Brown University, Siloam Spring Oklahoma;

1989 University Of Central Arkansas, Conway Arkansas;

1987 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas;

1985 Tulsa University, Tulsa Oklahoma;

1984 Arkansas Tech University, Russellville Arkansas;

1983 Oklahoma University, Norman Oklahoma;

1982 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas;

1981 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma;

1979 Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City Oklahoma;

1978 Oklahoma University, Norman Oklahoma;

Joint American Mathematical Society (AMS) and

Mathematical American Association (MAA) National Meetings:

2010 San Francisco, California;

2007 New Orleans, Louisiana;

2006 San Antonio, Texas;

1986 New Orleans, Louisiana;

2001 New Orleans, Louisiana;

1999 San Antonio, Texas;

1998 Baltimore, Maryland;

1993 San Antonio, Texas.

AMIDIC Twentieth Annual Conference

1994 Tulsa, Oklahoma.

International Conference on Technology

in Collegiate Mathematics:

1996 Reno, Nevada;

1995 Houston, Texas.

T^{3} Teachers Teaching with Technology International

Conference in Mathematics:

2000 Dallas, Texas;

1999 San Antonio, Texas.

Workshops

**Calculus Reform Workshop.**

**Stillwater, Oklahoma, June 9-14, 1996.**

**Workshop on Calculus Reform.**

**Stillwater, Oklahoma, April 21-23, 1995.**

Workshop on an Informational Discourse On Harvard Calculus.

Stillwater, Oklahoma, February 18-21, 1994.

Workshop on the teaching of Harvard style Calculus

Stillwater, Oklahoma, July 9-11, 1993.

Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics.

Stillwater, Oklahoma, December 21 23, 1989.

Retreat in Use of Modern Technology And Computers In

Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics

**Field Work in Computer Science, Summer 1986, Sacramento State University,
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**Sacramento California. **

**This project was sponsored by the faculty development.**

**Workshop in New and Modern Technology in Teaching Under
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**Graduate Mathematics Using Micro Computers. **

**Oklahoma State University, **

**Stillwater, Oklahoma, August 14 18, 1989.**

**Rewards****And****Honors**

Nominee ,Alpha Chi Faculty Excellence Awards, 1992, 1994. 1999, 2003

**Professional****Membership**

Mathematical Association of America ( MAA )

Service

Chair, Committee on Committees, 2005-present

Member of School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences Dean Search , 2007

Chairman, School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences Faculty Search Committee, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2008

Member of UAM Curriculum and Standard committee, 1984 86.

Judge, Regional Science Fair, 1982-2001.

Advisor, Freshman Orientation, 1988, 89, 90,98.

Faculty Representative, Parents Day, 1990-2001.

Member of UAM graduate council, 1991 2001.

Chairman, Division of Math and Sciences College Algebra and Calculus Text Books Search Committee, 1994, 2004, 2008

Chairman, Division of Math and Sciences Faculty Search Committee, 1994.

Coordinator of the Tutoring Program, 1991-2003

President of the University's Chess Club, 1995-2003

Member, Financial Aid Appeals Committee, 1998-2003

Member of Graduate Council, 1993-2002

Member, Human Relation Committee, 1995-2001

Coordinating class schedules for mathematics department from Fall 1993 through Spring of 1995.

Attending to Curriculum and Standards committee for deleting some computer courses and transferring a couple of computer courses to mathematics, and to continue offering Fortran and Pascal within the department, Fall 1993

Chairman, the committee to submit the two-year math schedule and four-year graduate program in mathematics education, 1994.

Judge, Faculty Excellence Awards, 1992.