- Research area is in division algebras, in particular Quaternions, Octonions, quantum logic, and operator algebras.
- Also interested in promoting and disseminating Peer-Led Team Learning Workshop.
Nakamura, M., Wilder, S (2012): Peer-Led Team Learning Training Workshop Style. Paper presented at Peer-Led Team Learning International Society First Annual Conference, New York, NY.
Estrera, V, Nakamura, M., Garcia, R., Spears, L. (2008): An Innovative Program in Math and Sciences for Underrepresented Minority Freshmen. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nakamura, M (2007): PLTL Spells Success in College Algebra and More at the University of Houston-Downtown. Paper presented at NYC LSAMP Urban University Conference, New York, NY
Becerra, L., Nakamura, M. (2006): College Algebra Modules. Progressions-Peer-Led Team Learning Project Newsletter, Fall 2006, Volume 8, Issue 1.
Nakamura, M. (2016): How to become a Better Proof Writer Presented at 5th Annual PLTLIS Conference in San Jose, CA
Beheshti, M., Nakamura, M. (2016): Peer-led Team Learning Supporting Students in the Classroom Presented at CAHSI Summit/HENAAC Conference in Anaheim, CA
Parker M., Nakamura, M (2015): High Impact Engagement of STEM HIS Undergraduates. Presented at Gateway Course Experience Conference in Charlotte, NC
Nakamura, M. (2015): Peer Leaders as Role Models for Freshmen to Develop Right Mindsets. Presented at 4th Annual PLTLIS Conference in Dallas, TX
Nakamura, M (2014): Peer-Led Team Learning in Freshman Seminar. Presented at Peer-Led Team Learning 3rd Annual Conference in Carson, CA
Nakamura, M, Greenlee, M., Leon, S., Perez, E. (2014): Peer-Led Team Learning. Presented at Faculty Teaching Workshop at University of Houston, Houston, TX
Sirisaengtaksin, O., Nakamura, M (2013): Peer-Led Team Learning for CS I. Presented at 2013 Hawaii University International Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii
Sirisaengtaksin, O., Nakamura, M (2013): Tools for Conducting Online CS I PLTL Workshop. Presented at Peer-Led Team Learning International Society Second Annual Conference in Houston, TX
Sirisaengtaksin, O, Nakamura, M, Dreyfuss, AE, Holtkamp, B, Wilder, S (2013): Peer-Led Team Learning in Practice. Presented at Peer-Led Team Learning Workshop, Jackson, MS
Sirisaengtaksin, O., Nakamura, M, Gatica, E., Butterworth, M. (2010): Peer-Led Team Learning Spells Success in STEM Disciplines. Peer- Led Team Learning in Computer Science Workshop, Chicago, IL
Nakamura, M (2009): Peer-Leader Training Workshop Style/Nurturing Future Leaders. Both presented at Conference on Peer-Led Team Learning, New York, NY
- 25 years of Service Award from the UHD in 2013
- Outstanding Lecturer Award from the UHD in 2012