naneh.apkarian@gmail.com

c/o CRICPE

Western Michigan University

1903 W. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5259

CRICPE Website

University of California San Diego & San Diego State University, 2013-2018

San Diego, CA (joint doctorate program)

Dissertation:*Transforming Precalculus to Calculus 2: A Longitudinal Study of Social and Structural Change in a University Mathematics Department*

Advisor: Dr. Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

San Diego, CA (joint doctorate program)

Dissertation:

Advisor: Dr. Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

University of California San Diego, 2011-2013

San Diego, CA

Qualifying exams: Applied Algebra; Complex Analysis

San Diego, CA

Qualifying exams: Applied Algebra; Complex Analysis

Pomona College, 2006-2010

Claremont, CA

Thesis:*Cutsets on Boolean Lattices*

Advisor: Dr. Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

Claremont, CA

Thesis:

Advisor: Dr. Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

- Rasmussen, C.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Tabach, M., & Dreyfus, T. (in press). Ways in which engaging in someone else’s reasoning is productive. Journal of Mathematical Behavior. - Reinholz, D. L., Matz, R. M., Cole, R., &
**Apkarian, N.**, (2019). STEM is not a monolith: A preliminary analysis of variations in STEM disciplinary cultures and implications for change.*CBE—Life Sciences Education, 18*(4). DOI: 10.1187/cbe.19-02-0038 **Apkarian, N.**, Kirin, D., Gehrtz, J., & Vroom, K. (2019). Connecting the stakeholders: Departments, policy, and research in undergraduate mathematics education.*PRIMUS*. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2019.1629135- Voigt, M. K.,
**Apkarian, N.**, & Rasmussen, C. (2019). Undergraduate course variations in Precalculus through Calculus 2.*International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology.*DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1636148 **Apkarian, N.**, Tabach, M., Dreyfus, T., & Rasmussen, C. (2019). The Sierpinski smoothie: Blending area and perimeter.*Educational Studies in Mathematics,*DOI: 10.1007/s10649-019-09889-4 [SharedIt: rdcu.be/bqXod]*101*(1), 19-34.- Reinholz, D. L., Bradfield, K., &
**Apkarian, N.**(2019). Using analytics to support instructor reflection on student participation in a discourse-focused undergraduate mathematics classroom.*International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education,*DOI: 10.1007/s40753-019-00084-7*5*(1), 56-74. - Rasmussen, C.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Hagman, J. E., Johnson, E., Larsen, S., Bressoud, D., & Progress through Calculus team. (2019). Characteristics of Precalculus through Calculus 2 programs: Insights from a national census survey.*Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 50*(1), 98-112. DOI: 10.5951/jresematheduc.50.1.0098 **Apkarian, N.**, Bowers, J., O’Sullivan, M. E., & Rasmussen, C. (2018). A case study of change in the teaching and learning of Precalculus to Calculus 2: What we’re doing with what we have.*PRIMUS, 28*(6), 528-549. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2017.1388319- Reinholz, D. L., &
**Apkarian, N.**(2018). Four frames for systemic change in STEM departments.*International Journal of STEM Education, 5*(3), 1-10. DOI: 10.1186/s40594-018-0103-x [Enhanced PDF] - Dinsdale, E.A., Edwards, R.A., Bailey, B.A., Tuba, I., Akhter, S., McNair, K., Schmieder R.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Creek, M., Guan, E., Hernandez, M., Isaacs, K., Peterson, C., Regh, T., & Ponomarenko, V. (2013) Multivariate analysis of functional metagenomes.*Frontiers: Genetics, 4*(41). DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00041

**Apkarian, N.**, & Reinholz, D. L. (2019). Understanding and enacting organizational change: An approach in four frames. In A. Weinberg, D. Moore-Russo, H. Soto, & M. Wawro (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, pp. 10-17. Oklahoma City, OK. [link]**Apkarian, N.**, & Kirin, D. (2019). Course coordination patters in university precalculus and calculus courses. In A. Weinberg, D. Moore-Russo, H. Soto, & M. Wawro (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, pp. 834-839. Oklahoma City, OK. [link]- Vroom, K., Gehrtz, J., Alzaga Elizondo, T., Ellis, B.,
**Apkarian, N.**, & Hagman, J. E. (2019). First-year mathematics students' view of helpful teaching practices. In A. Weinberg, D. Moore-Russo, H. Soto, & M. Wawro (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, pp. 1055-1060. Oklahoma City, OK. [link] **Apkarian, N.**, Rasmussen, C., Tabach, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2018). The Sierpinski smoothie: Blending area and perimeter. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.)*Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, pp. 169-184. San Diego, CA. [link]**Apkarian, N.**, Rasmussen, C., Tabach, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2018). Conceptual blending: The case of the Sierpinski Triangle area and perimeter. In*Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, pp. 541-548. San Diego, CA. [link]**Apkarian, N.**(2018). Emerging instructional leadership in a new course coordinator system. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.)*Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, pp. 1414-1419. San Diego, CA. [link]**Apkarian, N.**, Rasmussen, C. (2017). Mathematics instruction leadership in undergraduate departments. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.)*Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 485-493. San Diego, CA. [link]- Quardokus Fisher, K.,
**Apkarian, N.**, & Walter, E. (2017). Let's talk about teaching: Investigating instructors' social networks. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.)*Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 1214-1218. San Diego, CA. [link] - Voigt, M., Rasmussen, C., &
**Apkarian, N.**(2017). Variations in Precalculus through Calculus 2 courses. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.)*Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 1001-1008. San Diego, CA. [link] - Kirin, D., Vroom, K., Larsen, S., &
**Apkarian, N.**(2017). Instruction in precalculus and single-variable calculus in the United States: A bird's eye view. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.)*Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 1267-1272. San Diego, CA. [link] - Rasmussen, C.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Dreyfus, T., & Voigt, M. (2016). Ways in which engaging in someone else's reasoning is productive. In E. Nardi, C. Winsløw, & T. Hausberger (Eds.),*Proceedings from INDRUM 2016: First conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics*, 504-513. University of Montpellier & INDRUM: Montpellier, France. **Apkarian, N.**(2016). Talking about teaching: Social networks of instructors of undergraduate mathematics. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 515-518. [link]**Apkarian, N.**, Rasmussen, C., Dreyfus, T., Voigt, M., Milbourne, H., & Gao, X. (2016). Ways in which engaging in someone else's reasoning is productive. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 518-526. [link]**Apkarian, N.**, & Kirin, D. (2016). Active learning in undergraduate precalculus and single variable calculus. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 512-514. [link]- Rasmussen, C.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Bressoud, D., Ellis, J., Johnson, E., & Larsen, S. (2016). A national investigation of precalculus through calculus 2. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 1245-1251. [link] **Apkarian, N.**(2015). Social networks among communities of undergraduate mathematics instructors at PhD granting institutions. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. E. Infante, K. Keene, & M. Zandieh (Eds.),*Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 369-373. Pittsburg, PA. [link]

- Tabach, M., Rasmussen, C., Dreyfus, T., &
**Apkarian, N.**(in review). Towards Argumentative Grammars for Networking Theories. **Apkarian, N.**, & Rasmussen, C. (in review). Instructional leadership structures across five university mathematics departments.- Rasmussen, C.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Tabach, M., & Dreyfus, T. (in review). Ways in which engaging with someone else’s reasoning is productive. - Goodchild, S.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Rasmussen, C., & Katz, B. (in review). Engaging a critical stance within a community of inquiry.

**Apkarian, N.**, Smith, W., Vroom, K., Voigt, M., Gehrtz, J., PtC Project Team, & SEMINAL Project Team. (2019). X-PIPS-M Survey Suite. Available: http://bit.ly/2wwcSok**Apkarian, N.**, Bonds, M.D., Quardokus Fisher, K., & Burt, B. (2019). Guide to Inclusion Awareness in the Organization of Knowledge. Available: http://bit.ly/33WhzHF**Apkarian, N.**, Kirin, D., & Progress through Calculus Team. (2017). Progress through calculus: Census survey technical report. Mathematical Association of America. Available: http://bit.ly/2xcbZTV

Edited Books & Chapters in Edited Books

- Quardokus Fisher, K., &
**Apkarian, N.**(2018). Instructor networks across 22 STEM departments. In C. Henderson, C. Rasmussen, A. Knaub, N. Apkarian, A. J. Daly, & K. Quardokus Fisher (Eds.),*Researching and Enacting Change in Postsecondary Education: Leveraging Instructors' Social Networks*(pp. 96-125). Routledge: New York, NY. - Henderson, C., Rasmussen, C., Knaub, A.,
**Apkarian, N.**, Daly, A.J., & Quardokus Fisher, K., (2018).*Researching and Enacting Change in Postsecondary Education: Leveraging Instructors' Social Networks*. Routledge: New York, NY.

**Apkarian, N.**, Kirin, D., Gehrtz, J., & Vroom, K. (2017). Math department concerns: Working to bridge the gap between goals and first steps.*MAA FOCUS*, February/March, 35-37.- Voigt, M.,
**Apkarian, N.**, & Rasmussen, C. (2017). Diverging from the standard fare: Variations in the calculus curriculum.*MAA FOCUS*, February/March, 32-34.

**Apkarian, N.**, Kirin, D., Gehrtz, J., & Vroom, K. (2019, August 15). Connecting departments, policies, and RUME. [Blog post]. Retrieved from: https://www.mathvalues.org/masterblog/connecting-departments**Apkarian, N.**(2019, June 13). Evaluating the educational experience in post-secondary mathematics: A new survey suite. [Blog post]. Retrieved from: https://www.mathvalues.org/masterblog/launchings201906-apkarian**Apkarian, N.**, Bonds, M.D., Quardokus Fisher, K., & Burt, B. (2019, May 29). Inclusive Approaches to Reviewing Scholarship: A New Guide. [Blog post]. Retrieved from: https://ascnhighered.org/ASCN/posts/inclusion_guide.html

**Apkarian, N.**(2018).*Transforming Precalculus to Calculus 2: A longitudinal study of social and structural change in a university mathematics department*(unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego & San Diego State University: San Diego, CA.

Instructor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, San Diego State University, 2013 – 2014

- Elementary Number Systems (Math 210)

- Cryptography (Math 187)
- Geometric Computer Graphics (Math 155A)
- Linear Algebra (Math 20F)
- Differential Equations (Math 20D)

Co-instructor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, San Diego State University, Fall 2016

- Differential Equations. Primary Instructor: Dr. Chris Rasmussen

- Dynamical Systems. Primary Instructor: Dr. Tommy Dreyfus

NSF DUE #1726328, #1726281, #1726042, #1726126, #1726379 | sites.google.com/view/rbisproject/home | Postdoctoral Research Associate (2018-current)

- Project aimed to increase our understanding of the reasons why instructors of introductory mathematics, chemistry, and physics courses choose to use research-based instructional strategies (RBIS) or choose not to use RBIS
- Development of a survey about instructional practices, individual characteristics, and contextual features that was then sent to 17,000 instructors across the country at (associate's colleges, baccalaureate colleges, master's colleges, and doctoral universities)
- Analysis of survey responses (~3500) to investigate current awareness and usage of RBIS

- Design, distribution, and analysis of a national census survey of university mathematics departments about their Precalculus through Calculus 2 courses and programs
- Participation in case studies of 12 sites, including: development of interview protocols; individual and group interviews; development and distribution of surveys for instructors and students
- Ongoing qualitative and quantitative analyses of case study data
- Co-lead of sub-team investigating narratives of change at five participating sites, including managing graduate student research associates
- Selected publications on my research page

NSF DUE #1624610, #1624610, #1624628, #1624639, 2016-2021 | www.aplu.org/seminal | Research Assistant

- Collaborative development of surveys and interview protocols, working with PtC and SEMINAL personnel to create coherent instrumentation suites for both phases of the SEMINAL project
- Analysis of Phase 1 data, with a particular focus on the role of course coordination in the change process and current function of six department which have implemented active learning already
- Informal consultation about the structure of Phase 2 of SEMINAL, including lessons learned through dissertation work

Israeli Science Foundation, Grants No. 438/15, 2015-2019 | Research Assistant

- Collection of classroom video data in a masters-level course centered on the mathematics of chaos, fractals, and dynamical systems; design and conduction of individual semi-structured problem-solving interviews with students
- Qualitative analysis of classroom and interview data using different theoretically-grounded methodologies and subsequent integration of both theory and results

NSF DUE #1550990 | Research Assistant

- Designing, planning, and running of a two-workshop series intended to accelerate knowledge development about the use of social network analysis in studying undergraduate instruction
- Co-editor and chapter co-author of resulting book about the usage of social network analysis to accelerate change at the undergraduate department level

NSF DUE #1431595, #143141, #1431393 | times.math.vt.edu | Research Assistant

- Classroom data collection in an undergraduate inquiry-oriented differential equations course
- Qualitative analysis of classroom data

NSF DRL #0910240 | maa.org/cspcc | Research Assistant

- Design and execution of social network oriented follow-up study of selected institutions from sites that participated in the initial CSPCC project

San Diego State University | Undergraduate Research Assistant

- Comparison of multiple vector space methods and discrimination models for the analysis of the metabolic activity of microbial systems through metagenomes
- Dinsdale, E.A., Edwards, R.A., Bailey, B.A., Tuba, I., Akhter, S., McNair, K., Schmieder R., Apkarian, N., Creek, M., Guan, E., Hernandez, M., Isaacs, K., Peterson, C., Regh, T., & Ponomarenko, V. (2013) Multivariate analysis of functional metagenomes. Frontiers: Genetics, 4(41). DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00041

Cornell University Mathematics Department (2019-2020)

- Invited external review and consultation for ongoing improvement efforts for Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra at Cornell University, with particular attention to the implementation of active learning and other research-based strategies to support student success in mathematics

- Invited external review of Johns Hopkins University’s mathematics service courses program
- Provided recommendations and rationale for increasing support and quality of first- and second-year introductory mathematics course experiences for undergraduate students

- MPWR 2016 and Beyond: Fostering Sustainable Networks for Women in RUME - NSF #1553278
- Development of social network analysis plan for assessing the impact of the MPWR conference
- Support for survey development, design, and distribution using Qualtrics

- Consultation about the development of social network analyses to assess the impact of the teaching faculty position in the University of California system on instructional practice
- Support for analysis of social network data using R, interpretation of results, and discussion of future directions

Conference & workshop organizing

- Member of local organizing committee,
*Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*. 2017, 2018 (San Diego). - Workshop co-organizer for
*Linked Education Researchers of Networks in Undergraduate STEM*. 2015-2016 (San Diego, CA; Portland, OR) - Conference co-organizer,
*Precalculus to Calculus: Insights and Innovations*. June 2016 (St. Paul, MN).

- International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (IJRUME). 2018-19.
- International Journal of STEM Education. 2018-19.
- Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. 2015-19.
- Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS). 2016-2019.

- Guest Speaker at UCSD Undergraduate Mathematics Day, sponsored by AWM. May 2014.
- Volunteer Mentor for Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego. March 2014.

- Apkarian, N. (2019). Keynote speaker at
*UTK CoMInDS Workshop*. Sponsored by UTK College of Arts & Sciences, UTK Department of Mathematics, and UTK Office of Research and Engagement. Knoxville, TN. - Apkarian, N., Hagman, J. E., Rasmussen, C., Bressoud, D., Johnson, E., Larsen, S., Gehrtz, J., Vroom, K., & Voigt, M. (2019). The Progress through Calculus project: A national study of precalculus through calculus 2 programs. Special session on NSF DUE projects at
*The Joint Mathematics Meetings 2019*. Baltimore, MD. - Apkarian, N., & Rasmussen, C. (2018). Mathematics instruction leadership in undergraduate departments.
*Special session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education at The Joint Mathematics Meetings 2018*. San Diego, CA. - Apkarian, N., & McConnell, M. (2017). Social network analysis in DBER and RUME: A new(ish) approach. Targeted session at the T
*ransforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education*(TRUSE 2017) conference. St. Paul, MN. - Apkarian, N. (2017). Arguing about Sierpinski’s Triangle.
*California State University, Channel Islands Graduate Student Colloquium*. Camarillo, CA.