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***Canisius
College, Buffalo, New York*

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Dr. L. Christine Kinsey

Title:
Professor

Department:
Mathematics & Statistics

Office:
Science Hall 1033

Phone:
(716) 888-2814

Email
: kinsey@canisius.edu

**Current courses, Fall 2013**

MAT109:
Calculus with Review I

MAT
150: Math and Politics

MAT
311: Abstract Algebra

**Upcoming courses, Spring 2014**

MAT
150: Math and Politics

HON
346: Mathematical Literature and Literary Mathematics (joint with Dr. Rita Capezzi from the English Department): In this honors
seminar we will explore some writers who used mathematics and mathematical
structures in their works. Among these writers are Raymond Queneau,
Georges Perec, Italo
Calvino, Tom Stoppard, Claude Berge, and other members of the Oulipo group.

**MAT 380-381-480: Mathematics Seminar**

This
series of 1-credit seminars is taken during the junior and senior years. They
have been approved for Oral Communication credit. In these courses, students
are required to attend all of the talks given by the seniors in MAT480 as well
as occasional talks given by faculty and visitors. They also meet once a week
with the faculty supervisor and discuss and evaluate these seminars. In
addition, students will prepare and present at least two 10-minute talks or one
20-minute talk accompanied by a written paper covering the topic in more
detail. These talks are to be given to the other students in their section in
MAT380-381 and to the whole department in MAT480. Students will be instructed
on information literacy as it applies to mathematics and statistics and will
develop skills in reading mathematics and in presentation of ideas. Technical
tools will be demonstrated and the students will begin to use them, such as PowerPoint
and Beamer for presentations, LaTeX for writing
complex mathematical expressions, and Mathematica,
MATLAB, Maple, and Geometer's Sketchpad for computation and graphics. In
addition, professional topics will be discussed, such as careers in mathematics,
graduate study, the GRE's, actuarial exams, and the procedure for applying to
summer research programs and graduate schools.

For
more information, see Seminar
resources.

**Textbooks**

**Topology of Surfaces**, Undergraduate Texts in
Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, 1993:

A
text suitable for a sophomore-junior course in topology, including an
introduction to point-set topology, geometric topology of surfaces, and
algebraic topology in the form of integer homology groups.

Table of Contents for
Topology of Surfaces

Symmetry, Shape, and Space (with Teresa Moore
of Ithaca College), originally from Key College Press, 2000, now published by
John Wiley & Sons: A text suitable for a liberal arts mathematics course or
a course in geometry for elementary education majors or students of the arts.

Table of Contents for
Symmetry, Shape, and Space

Geometry and Symmetry (with Teresa Moore of
Ithaca College and Efstratios Prassidis
of Canisius College and University of the Aegean), John Wiley & Sons, 2011:
a textbook for a junior-senior level geometry course for mathematics and math
education majors, including classical euclidean and non-euclidean geometry as well as symmetries and
transformation geometry.

Table of Contents for
Geometry and Symmetry

**Recent Papers**

*A Bass-Heller-Swan
Formula for Pseudoisotopies*, with Efstratios Prassidis, *Geometriae** Dedicata*
148(2010), pp. 263-289.

*A Survey of High School Mathematics Teachers from Erie
County: Impressions and Suggestions for Support,* with Barbara Burns, *New
York State Mathematics Teacher Journal*, 2011.

*Narrative Structure
in Inquiry-Based Learning,* with Teresa Moore of
Ithaca College, submitted.

*Joining "the
mathematician's delirium to the poet's logic": Constrained Writing and
Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Canisius College All-College Honors Program,
*with Rita
Capezzi of the English Department at Canisius
College, submitted.