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MS Faculty - Linda Becerra

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Linda Becerra


Office: S707

​​Dr. Becerra has a Ph.D. in Mathematics. She has taught math courses at UH-Downtown for 15+ years, serving as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Dr. Becerra received various grants such as: NSF ILI Grant, “ A Laboratory Classroom to Support an Alternative Technology-Based Mathematics Curriculum,” 1995, which was received jointly with E. Deeba, A. Gunawardena, O. Sirisaengtaksin, W. Waller and S.Xie.

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Houston

  • Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Houston

  • Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, the University of Texas at Austin

MATH 1301: College Algebra
MATH 2401: Calculus I
MATH 2407: Linear Algebra
MATH 3306: Introduction to Modern Algebra
MATH 4306: Modern Algebra

Teaching Experience:

  • 2003 – 2007: University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Full-time Lecturer in Mathematics 
  • 2000 - 2003: University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Graduate Teaching Assistant ~Courses taught include Finite Mathematics and Elementary Functions 

  • 1999 - 2000: Cleveland Independent School District, Secondary Mathematics Instructor ~Courses taught: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra LabAcademic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:"A Study of High School Mathematics Teachers in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Schools,"
  • 1998-99 “Assessing the Value of Homework," 1995 "How Many Sea Creatures are at the Seashore?" a child’s counting book, 1995 "Fundamentals of Algebra" a beginning college algebra textbook, in progress (2005) 


“A Statistical Analysis of Student Performance in Business Statistics I” with R. Barnes, G. Greer and C. Vobach, Southwest Review of International Business Research Volume 25, No. 1, March 2014, pp. 1 - 8.

“Infusing Technology Into A Variety of Math Courses” with R. Barnes and N. Leveille, Electronic Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, March 2013.

“Measuring Women's Progress in Mathematics” with R. Barnes, Math Horizons, an MAA publication, September 2012, p 34.

“Mathematical Certainty” with R. Barnes, 2010 Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Salem Press: Pasadena, CA.

“Visual Curiosities and Mathematical Paradoxes” with R. Barnes, Plus Online Magazine, November 2010.

“A Statistical Survey of Ethics Courses in Business Programs” with R. Barnes and G. Evans, Southwest Review of International Business Research, Volume 19, No. 1, 2008, pp. 19-23.

“Euler and Bernoulli Numbers and Series Representation of Some
Elementary Functions” with E. Deeba, Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, Volume 12, No. 9, 2008, pp. 521-528.

“The Role Of Ethics In University Business Programs” with R. Barnes, Southwest Review of International Business Research, Volume 18, No. 1, 2007, pp. 33-39.

“Gödel's Contributions to the Foundation of Mathematics: An Overview” with R. Barnes, FOCUS (Newsletter of the MAA), Volume 26, No. 8, 2006, pp. 28-29.

“Preparing Beijing for the 2008 Olympics: A Case Study Approach to a Short Course in Statistics” with R. Barnes, Southwest Review of International Business Research, Volume 17, No. 1, 2006, pp. 99-106.

“The Evolution of Mathematical Certainty,” with R. Barnes, Math Horizons (MAA publication), September 2005, pp. 13-17.​

Research & Academic Interests

History of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics; active learning in the mathematics classroom; algebraic structures; ideals of Noetherian rings.


Trevor Evans Award by the Mathematical Association of America for best paper in Math Horizons, an MAA publication, in 2006: “The Evolution of Mathematical Certainty” with R. Barnes.

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