Past Leaders

2012 Leadership Team
2011 Leadership Team

2013 Leardership Team:

  • NDSU Faculty:

    • Doğan Çömez

      Doğan Çömez is a Professor of Mathematics who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1983. He has been in NDSU since 1985. He is currently the department chair of the Mathematics department. He has given mathematical talks for the 4-H Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the North Dakota Governor’s School. He is a leading advocate for departmental programs aimed to attract students to Science and Mathematics. He is currently the Director of the GraSUS Program, that places graduate students in local high schools.

    • William Martin

      Bill Martin is a professor of mathematics education and currently heads the NDSU School of Education. A former high school math and geography teacher, he has been a faculty member at NDSU in the Department of Mathematics and the School of Education since 1995. His research interests are in the teaching and learning of high school and undergraduate mathematics and assessment of the lasting effects of mathematics instruction. Bill has been active in a number of grants focused on STEM education and is an active member of mathematics organizations including the NDCTM, where he served as newsletter editor for 12 years, NCTM, MAA and AMS.

    • Mohamed Baghzali

      Mohamed Baghzali came to the United States in 1989 from Morocco and went to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he graduated 1993 with a Bachelors degree in both Math and Physics. He received his Master of Science degree (mathematics) from North Dakota State University in 2001, where he studied delay differential equations. He has been a lecturer in the math department at NDSU since 2001, where his teaching load has covered College Algebra, Finite Math, Trigonometry, Applied Calculus I and II, and Basic Linear Algebra.

    • Maxx Kureczko

      Maxx Kureczko is a lecturer in mathematics department at North Dakota State University, having moved to Fargo from Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2010. In 2007, he received a Bachelors degree in mathematics with a minor in biology, and in 2010, a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Applied mathematics, both from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. As a lecturer, graduate student, teacher, and tutor, Maxx has enjoyed teaching and has been interested in math education at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

  • Lead Teachers:

    • Nancy Daly- Davies High School

      Nancy Daly grew up in Fargo and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead earning a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education in 2007. She has been teaching for the Fargo Public School district since graduating where she currently teaches at Fargo Davies High School. She has had the opportunity to teach both middle and high school math courses including 6th Grade Advanced Math, Algebra 1, Informal Geometry, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Advanced Math. While working she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics degree from Minot State University in 2011. She continues to grow professionally through attending and presenting at local conferences and pursuing graduate courses.
      Nancy currently lives in West Fargo with her husband and two-year old son. She enjoys the challenge of mathematics and working with students as they tackle new and challenging course work. In her free times she loves spending time with her family, swimming, and traveling.

    • Patsy Schlosser- Edgeley High School

      Patsy graduated from North Dakota State University in 1987 with a degree in Mathematics education and a minor in physical science and has been teaching for 25 years with the past 20 years in Edgeley High School. Patsy has taught Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, precalculus, and physics most of her career. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching in 2003. In 2011 she became a National Board Certified Teacher for Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Helping students to see the beauty and usefulness of mathematics has been a joy. Patsy is married to Neal and has three daughters.

    • Sarah Volk- Fargo North High School

      Sarah Volk is a mathematics educator at Fargo North High School. She currently teaches Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus and has been there for the past three years. Some of her job responsibilities this past year have also included being a Common Core Facilitator which include helping her fellow math colleagues integrate the Common Core standards into their teaching. Prior to teaching at Fargo North, she taught for five years at Oak Grove Lutheran School, also in Fargo. She also has experience teaching Algebra 2, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Algebra, and Math 8. She graduated with a BA in secondary mathematics education in 2005 from Concordia College where she also earned a minor in German language. She attended Minot State University for her graduate work and earned Masters in the Art of Teaching Mathematics in 2010. Sarah is from the Fargo area and has participated in ND PRIME for the last two summers. She is excited to continue with the program and be a part of the teaching team.

    • Matt Wollan- Fargo North High School


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