Behnaz RouhaniProfessor Mathematics
December, 2004 - PhD, Mathematics Education, University of Georgia
March, 1994 - MA, Mathematics, University of Georgia
May, 1987 - MA, Economics, West Virginia University
June, 1982 - BS, Mathematics, Hatfield Polytechnic, England
Behnaz is a Professor of Mathematics at Georgia State University Perimeter College. Before teaching, she worked at a research Institute in England and later as a research analyst at Kodak Near East in Dubai. The work at Kodak near East aroused her interest in business, and she decided to pursue her graduate work in Economics. To that end, she left Dubai for the US and worked towards MA in Economics at WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia. Later she moved to Georgia and landed in Athens. In the year 1990, I started teaching mathematics at Athens Technical College. As she could not teach upper-level math classes with an MA in economics, so decided to go to UGA and get an MA in mathematics. After few years joined the math department at UGA and taught for them on a part-time basis. Later the passion for the academic world drew her back to school and she decided to pursue her studies and enrolled in the Ph.D. program at UGA (2000). In August 2004, she joined the math department on the Dunwoody campus, and later in August 2009, GPC online.
While at Athens Technical College, she had taught online courses using different platforms. Thus, my experience with teaching online dates back to early 1999.
Behnaz enjoys walking, listening to classical music, collecting stamps and matchboxes (although not a smoker), and traveling. In addition, as community outreach, she is one of the co-founders of the Bridge to Success Program, which helps underserved individuals succeed in college.
- Recognitions and Awards
2012 - Recipient of the Exemplary Professor Award at Georgia Perimeter College
2011- Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow
1997 - Recipient of the Commissioner's Award of Teaching Excellence at Athens Technical College
1980 - Recipient of the merit Scholarship from the government of Dubai
- Committees and Organizations
College-wide Scholarship Selection Committee
Coordinator, AMATYC Professional Development
Chair, AMATYC Placement & Assessment Committee
Member, AMATYC Organizational Assessment Committee
Member, AMATYC Professional Development Committee
Rouhani, B. (2018). Assessment Practices. In M.L. Abell, L. Brady, D. Ensley, L. Ludwig, H. Soto (Eds.), MAA Instructional Practices Guide (pp. 49-82). MAA Press.
Rouhani, B. (2017, February). Students’ Feedback in Online Classes: What Do They Want? MathAMATYC Educator, 8, 2.
Rouhani, B. & Lewkowicz, M. (2014, February). Identifying Students’ Misconceptions in Calculus I. MathAMATYC Educator, 5, 2.
Rouhani, B. (2012, January). Academic Authenticity in Distance Education. AMATYC News, 27, 1.
Rouhani, B. (2008). Students’ Knowledge of Functions in an online Mathematics Course. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Germany.
Rouhani, B. (2004). A Case Study of Students’ Knowledge of Functions in an Online College Algebra Course (Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia, 2004).
Rouhani, B. (2001). Study Guide for College Algebra (second edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
Rouhani, B. (1999). Study Guide for Intermediate Algebra. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster.
Rouhani, B. (1997). A Winning Approach to Mathematics. Needham Height, MA: Simon & Schuster.
Rouhani, B. (1994). Gaussian Quadrature. Unpublished Master’s thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.