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Ramapo Success Story

“The people at Ramapo make this a great community to work; the faculty, particularly other mathematics faculty, the students, and the staff. I love the supportive environment to bring my love of mathematics to students in many ways both in and out of the classroom. I have held an undergraduate conference, a mathematical play, brought students to talks, conferences, museums, and taught a variety of different mathematics courses. This is only possible with the support given by all the wonderful people that help to make it possible.

Working with students is the best part of my job. I am currently working with my third student on a student research project. Each project is unique and my first two students are currently in graduate programs in Mathematics. It is an excellent way to get to know the students and mentor them into the profession.

I also get to know the executive board members of Math Club as well. They help organize and carry out all the activities of the club. It is a great leadership opportunity for them to bring their love of mathematics to the Ramapo community.”

– Amanda Beecher is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and first joined Ramapo in 2010.
For more information, please visit Amanda’s Faculty Profile.

Recent Publications

A. Beecher, Upper Bounds for Betti Numbers of Multigraded Modules, J. Algebra 316 (2007), no. 1, 453-458.

J. Belanger, A. Beecher, and J. Wang. Mathematical Modeling for the MCM/ICM Contests, Volume 1. Higher Education Press and COMAP Press, January 2015.

J. Belanger, A. Beecher, T. Hartley, R. X. Sturdivant, and J. Wang. Mathematical Modeling for the MCM/ICM Contests, Volume 2. Higher Education Press and COMAP Press, March 2016.

C. Arney, A. Beecher, and A. Krakowka Richmond. Results of the 2015 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, UMAP Journal 36 (2015) no. 2, 95-111.

M. Marner, P. Shah, D. Yordanov, and A. Beecher (3 students), First experience with modeling, UMAP Journal 35 (2014) no. 2-3, 209-2013.

Awards and Accomplishments

TAS Faculty-Student Research Award for advising Andrew Belmont and his presentation on “Classification of Dynkin Diagrams” in Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, March 2013.

New Jersey NExT Fellow, New Jersey Regional Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Spring 2011-Spring 2012.

Hudson Falls Central High School Wall of Distinction recipient, Fall 2013.

Education

PhD in Mathematics from University at Albany, SUNY awarded in May 2007
MA in Mathematics from University at Albany, SUNY awarded in Dec 2003
BA in Mathematics with Teacher Education certification from University at Albany, SUNY awarded in May 2001

Classes Known For

Elementary Probability and Statistics
Calculus II and III
Number Theory
Topics courses