About Me

About Me

Professor of Mathematics

California State University, Stanislaus                                 Tel: (209) 667 3595

One University Circle                                                               FAX:  (209) 667 3848

Turlock, CA. 95382                                                                  Email:  vsundar@csustan.edu

 

EDUCATION

Ph. D.              Mathematics, University of Illinois:  (Group Theory)

M.S.            Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana

B.Sc.            Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry  University of Poona, India

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH INTERESTS

Enriching  K-12 students into Engineering projects Pre-Collegiate Academic Development

Professional Development of K-12 Teachers Gender Equity in Teaching Mathematics

Empowering parents to help their child Academically Power of Writing in Mathematics

ACADEMIC   POSITIONS

1988-present Professor of Mathematics, California State University, Stanislaus

1983-1988 Associate Professor of Mathematics, CSUS

1979-1983 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, CSUS

GRANTS POSITIONS

Director Mathematics Grants & Sponsored Programs 2000 – present

PI Stanislaus County Mathematics Project (CaMSP funded)  2010-2014

PI/UC Central California Mathematics Project, 1988-present

PI/PD Central California Mathematics Project, 1993-present

PI/PD Mathematics Professional Development Initiative, 1999-present


AWARDS (Partial listing)

How do I work? I grope. -Albert Einstein

  • CSU Stanislaus Student Empowerment Award (May 2017) Stan State Associated Students
  • The San Joaquin Engineers Council 2015 Distinguished Service Award (2015)
  • American Association of University Women’s Outstanding Women Leaders in Our Community
  • Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Professor of the Year Award (2010)
  • Nomination for “Programs that Make a Difference - HiMAP: High School Mathematics Access Program.”  - American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI (2008)
  • Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. (2008)
  • WANG Family Excellence Award –CSU System in the category of Natural Sciences,  

      Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (2003)

  • Outstanding Community Service Professor of the Year Award CSU Stanislaus (2003)
  • Progress in Equity (PiE) Award– AAUW Legal Advocacy Educational Foundation (1999)
  • JC Penny Golden Rule Award – Outstanding Volunteer service to Community (1998)
  • Outstanding Professor Award for teaching, scholarship & service to campus &community    (1993)

PRESENTATIONS (K-12 School-based Activities (workshops, presentations, or consultant partial list)

  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “Mathematics Professional Development Models For K-12 Mathematics Teachers In California” International Teacher Education Conference, Dubai/Sharjah, UAE, February 2014
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “High School Mathematics Access Program”  The Twelfth International Congress on Mathematics Education, Seoul, Korea July 2013
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “Stanislaus County Mathematics Partnership” Conference on Mathematics and Science, Penang, Malaysia, November 2011
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “My Experiences in Authentic Assessment in Pre-service Mathematics Courses ” Conference on Mathematics and Science, Penang, Malaysia, November 2009
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presenter. “Forensics and Mathematics” Presenter. Region Six California Subject Matter Projects & the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton, CA. 2008
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. “Learning to Master Math and Science in a Multilingual Society -What can we learn from India?” Presentation at the 33rd Annual Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference (CABE). San Jose, CA. March 2008
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. “Implementing CREDE in my college classrooms.” Presentation at the Annual CREDE Annual Seminar. UC Berkeley. June 2007
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Hilberg, Soleste. UC Berkeley. Won, Noelle. Teacher Education. “Instructional Conversation and Joint Product Activity Presentation at the CMC-N Annual Mathematics Conference.  Asilomar, CA. December 2007.
    • Gender Issues in Mathematics- Equity In Mathematics Education: Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts (July 1997)
    • Seminar on mathematics Teacher Training Program- Preservice and inservice models, Rajabhat Institute at Chandrakasem, Bangkok, Thailand December 1997
    • Mathematical Power & Children of Many Cultures,International Congress on Ethnomathematics, Granada, Spain, September 2-5, 1998
    • Seminar on Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum in United states; Nowrosjee Wadia College, India, February 2002

 

PUBLICATIONS (Partial listing)

Sundar, Viji K.  (2014) “Mathematics Professional Development model for K-12 Mathematics Teachers in California” Journal of Mathematics Education Vol. 7 Issue 2

Sundar, Viji K. (2011) “Teaching Problem Solving At the Elementary Level Using a Deck of Playing Cards “Journal of Central California Mathematics Project Vol. 3 .

Sundar, Viji K. (2011) “Passport to Creative Scholarship -How to be a Research Scholar at a Teaching University” The Faculty Voices published by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Sundar, Viji K. (2010) “The Many Phases of Teaching and Learning” The Faculty Voices published by the Center for Teaching and Learning, (May 2010).

Sundar, Viji K.; Isaac, R. (2008). “Math! A World of Discovery!” Journal of California Mathematics Project Vol. 1

Sundar, Viji K. High School Mathematics Access Programs in The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), July 2012

Sundar, Viji K., Cuarenta, E. "An Experiment in Racing to the Finish” California Mathematics Council CoMmuniCator, Vol. 34 (3) (March 2010).

Sundar, Viji K.; Vanisko, M. (2009) “Developing a New Course in Linear and Abstract Algebra for thee Liberal Studies Major. Mathematical Association of America web edition

Sundar, Viji K. “Learning The Right Content Versus Learning To Write The Content” The Faculty Voices published by the Center for Teaching and Learning, (Spring 2008).

Sundar, Viji K. (2003) “Partnerships in Math Education: The Power of University-School Collaboration” Book Review California Mathematics Council Communicator, Vol. 28



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