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Gail Tang

Gail Tang

Main: (909) 448-4368
La Verne / Mainiero Hall 155A

Dr. Gail Tang is Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics at University of La Verne. Her primary research interests are in how to support students’ mathematical creativity development. Mentorship is really important to Dr. Tang. She is excited to serve as a mentor for young people, especially for women and people of color in the sciences. In 2019, Dr. Tang was Fulbright Scholar at Mandalay University in Myanmar. When she is not teaching, researching, or engaging in shared governance, she enjoys gardening, feeding her chickens, being surrounded by nature and animals, making pottery, and going on food adventures.

Educational Background

  • 2005–2012 Doctor of Arts, Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL.
  • 2003–2005 Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, UIC, Chicago, IL.
  • 1999–2003 Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Major, Computer Science Minor, SUNY Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

Publications

  • Cilli-Turner, E., Satyam, V. R., Savic, M., Tang, G., El Turkey, H., & Karakök, G. (Under Review). Towards a New Paradigm in Defining Mathematical Creativity: Inclusion of the Tertiary Student Perspective ZDM.
  • Tang, G., El Turkey, H., Cilli-Turner, E., Savic, M., Karakök, G., & Plaxco, D. (2017). Inquiry as an Entry Point to Equity in the Classroom. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 48(1), 4-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2017.1352045

Awards / Honors

  • 2021-2022 Tensor-SUMMA Grant: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Association of America, $6000.
  • 2022 Teacher at Sea, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • 2018-Present Co-PI, CPR on Problem Solving: Reshaping Mathematical Identity Through Creativity in Calculus (NSF – IUSE), Broadening participation through fostering creativity in lower-level mathematics classes, $300,000.
  • 2019 Tensor-SUMMA Grant: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Association of America, $6000, Through Cal Poly Pomona.
  • 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar, Myanmar.