# Mathematical Modeling & Mathematical Cognition

**Contact**

Brooks Hall 423

Athens, Georgia 30602

bsalaam at uga dot edu

**Spring ****Office Hours**

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 am and by appointment on Zoom

My current research focuses on undergraduate mathematics majors' sense-making in introductory proof courses; this work is being completed under the direction of Dr. Anna Marie Conner. I examine students' mathematics from cognitive, discursive, and quantitative lenses. Previous research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling was conducted under the direction of Dr. Juan Gutierrez at the University of Georgia.

I have concurrent interests in mathematics education policy, student retention in STEM fields, the mathematical education of future teachers, mathematics education from PreK through graduate study, quantum cognition, neural networks, and computational/mathematical biology.

**University Teaching History**

Spring 2022 - BUSN 3000 - Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Business

Spring 2022 - STAT 2000 - Introductory Statistics (Please refer to eLC for course notes)

Fall 2021 - STAT 2000 - Introductory Statistics

Spring 2018 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering

Fall 2017 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Kelly Black)

Spring 2017 - MATH 2260 - Calculus II for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Black)

Fall 2016 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Kelly Black)

Spring 2016 - MATH 2260 - Calculus II for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Black)

Fall 2015 - MATH/EMAT 5001 - Arithmetic and Problem Solving

Fall 2015 - MATH 1113 - Pre-Calculus

Spring 2015 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering

Fall 2014 - MATH/EMAT 2002 Numbers, Algebra, and Statistics for Elementary School Teachers

Fall 2013 - MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus

**Community Outreach**

UGA Math Camp** **2013-2014 Graduate Assistant - Mathematical Biology Group