The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

Samer Habre

Dr. Samer Habre is associate professor of mathematics and assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences.  

He joined LAU in 1992. In 1998, he received a one-year Fulbright Scholarship grant that he spent at Cornell University in New York. In the fall of 2005, he was a visiting scholar at California Polytechnic State University.

Dr. Habre has numerous publications in various areas of pure mathematics and has published lately in the area of linear iterative systems and Burau representations. He also publishes papers on the teaching of mathematics at the college level, and his primary focus is on the role of visualization and writing in the teaching of mathematics. He is the editor of a book entitled Enhancing Mathematics Understanding through Visualization: The Role of Dynamical Software, published by IGI Global in 2013 (available here).

Selected publications

  1. Writing Assignments in a Complex Analysis Course, PRIMUS, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2019.1660932, 2019.
  2. Students’ Challenges with Polar Functions: Covariational Reasoning and Plotting in the Polar Coordinate System; published in the International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology (iJMEST), a Taylor and Francis publication, Vol. 48(1), 2017, pp. 48-66.
  3. Improving Understanding in Ordinary Differential Equations through Writing in a Dynamical Environment. Published in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, Vol. 31(3), 2012, pp.153-166. 
  4. Multiple Representations and the Understanding of Taylor Polynomials. Published in PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues of Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), Vol. 19 (2), pp. 417-432, 2009.
  5. Borderline Behavior of 2x2 Linear Iterative Systems. Paper co-authored with Professor Jean-Marie McDill of California Polytechnic State University. Published in the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2008.
  6. Prospective Mathematics’ Teachers View on the Role of Technology in Mathematics Education. Paper co-authored with Dr. Todd Grundmeier. Published in Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal, Vol. 3, 2007.
  7. Students’ Conceptual Understanding of a Function and its Derivative in an Experimental Calculus Course. Published in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, an Elsevier publication, Vol. 25(1), 2006, pp. 57-72.
  8. Investigating Students’ Approval of a Geometric Approach to Differential Equations and Their Solutions. Published in the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology (iJMEST), Vol.34, No. 5, 2003, pp. 651-6 

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