# Mathematical Modeling & Mathematical Cognition

Currently pursuing research in mathematical sense-making of undergraduate mathematics majors in introductory proof courses under the direction of Dr. Anna Marie Conner. I examine students' mathematics from cognitive and discursive lenses. Previous research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling were conducted under the direction of Dr. Juan Gutierrez at the University of Georgia.

I have concurrent interests in mathematics education policy, student retention in STEM fields, the mathematical education of future teachers, mathematics education from PreK through graduate study, and computational/mathematical biology.

**Contact**

Aderhold Hall 224C

Athens, Georgia 30602

bsalaam at uga dot edu

**Fall ****Office Hours**

Brooks Hall 423

Thursdays 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and by appointment on Zoom

**University Teaching History**

Fall 2021 - STAT 2000 - Introductory Statistics (Please refer to eLC for course notes)

Spring 2018 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering

Fall 2017 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Kelly Black)

Spring 2017 - MATH 2260 - Calculus II for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Black)

Fall 2016 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Kelly Black)

Spring 2016 - MATH 2260 - Calculus II for Science and Engineering (Instructor of Record: Dr. Black)

Fall 2015 - MATH/EMAT 5001 - Arithmetic and Problem Solving

Fall 2015 - MATH 1113 - Pre-Calculus

Spring 2015 - MATH 2250 - Calculus I for Science and Engineering

Fall 2014 - MATH/EMAT 2002 Numbers, Algebra, and Statistics for Elementary School Teachers

Fall 2013 - MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus

**Community Outreach**

UGA Math Camp** **2013-2014 Graduate Assistant - Mathematical Biology Group