Associate Professor, Mathematics
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, and learning about world history through food.
- 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.
- Satyam, V.R., Savić, M., Tang, G., El Turkey, H., & Karakok, G. (2022). Teacher Actions to Foster Creativity in Calculus. In S. Karunakaran, Z. Reed, & A. Higgins (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 536-544). Boston, MA.
- Tang, G., Savić, M., Satyam, V.R., El Turkey, H., & Karakok, G. (2022). “The reason why I didn’t like [math] before is because I never felt creative”: Affective Outcomes from Teaching Actions to Foster Mathematical Creativity in Calculus 1. In S. Karunakaran, Z. Reed, & A. Higgins (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 630-638). Boston, MA.
- Tang, G., El Turkey, H., Cilli-Turner, E., Savić, M., Karakok, 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
- 2022 Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics: SoCal Nevada Section Teaching Award
- 2022 Excellence in Teaching: University of La Verne Teaching Award
- 2021-2022 Tensor-SUMMA Grant: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Association of America, $6000.
- 2020 Teacher at Sea, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Postponed to 2023).
- 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.
- 2019-2020 Tensor-SUMMA Grant: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Association of America, $6000, Through Cal Poly Pomona.
- 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar, Myanmar.
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