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Spickler, Donald

Associate Chair/Faculty/Tutoring Director, Math and Computer Science
Henson Science Hall (HS) 132E
410-543-6148 or ext 36148
despicklersalisburyedu
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2014 Spring

  • COSC 362-001 THEORY OF COMPUTATION
    Applications of discrete mathematics to computer science and introduction to the theory of computation. Topics include automata and formal languages, computability by Turing machines and recursive functions, undecidability and computational complexity. Prerequisite: C or better in COSC 120, MATH 210. Three hours per week.
  • COSC 482-001 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
    Generate and manipulate graphic information using the computer. Emphasis on the analysis of fundamental problems associated with these activities and on the structured design of solutions. Cross-listed with MATH 482. Cannot receive credit for both COSC 482 and MATH 482. Prerequisites: C or better in COSC 120, MATH 293 or 306. Three hours per week.
  • COSC 495-151 DIRECTED CONSULTING
    Provides teams of 3-12 students with experience in using mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems posed by a client organization, such as a research institute, business or industry. Combines individual and group work, and requires the presentation of a written and oral report to the client organization and the department. Cross-listed with MATH 495. COSC/MATH 495 may be taken twice for a maximum of eight credits, but used only once toward a major in mathematics or computer science. Prerequisite: Invitation by the department. Four hours per week. (P/F)
  • COSC 582-001 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
    Generate and manipulate graphic information using the computer. Emphasis on the analysis of fundamental problems associated with these activities and on the structured design of solutions. Cross-listed with MATH 482/582. Credit may not be received for more than one: COSC 482, COSC 582, MATH 482, MATH 582. Prerequisites: COSC 120, MATH 306, graduate standing required. Three hours per week.
  • MATH 385-001 DIRECTED STUDY
    For students who desire to pursue a special topic in mathematics not covered in the current curriculum. Under most circumstances students will take this course for three credit hours. This course may be repeated under different subtitles but only a total of four credit hours from MATH 385 and/or COSC 385 may be used toward a major or minor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. One to four hours per week.
  • MATH 390-001 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH PROJ
    Offers study of some area of the mathematical sciences in more depth than is possible in the usual classroom setting. Students work on a project under the direction of faculty members. Prerequisite: Department chair and research committee approval. (P/F)
  • MATH 482-001 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
    Generate and manipulate graphic information using the computer. Emphasis on the analysis of fundamental problems associated with these activities and on the structured design of solutions. Cross-listed with COSC 482. May not be taken for credit if student has credit for COSC 482. Prerequisites: C or better in COSC 120, MATH 293 or 306. Three hours per week.
  • MATH 490-001 SPECIAL TOPICS
    Enables study in specialized areas such as complex variables, logic, non-Euclidean geometry or other topics suggested by faculty or students. May be taken twice under different titles recorded by the registrar. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: (For most topics) MATH 306, 310. Three hours per week.
  • MATH 495-151 DIRECTED CONSULTING
    Provides teams of 3-12 students with experience in using mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems posed by a client organization, such as a research institute, business or industry. Combines individual and group work and requires presentation of a written and oral report to the client organization and the department. Cross-listed with COSC 495. MATH/COSC 495 may be taken twice for a maximum of eight credit hours, but used only once toward a major in mathematics or computer science. Prerequisite: Invitation by the department. Four hours per week. (P/F)
  • MATH 582-001 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
    Generate and manipulate graphic information using the computer. Emphasis on the analysis of fundamental problems associated with these activities and on the structured design of solutions. Cross-listed with COSC 482/582. May Credit may not be received for more than one: COSC 482, COSC 582, MATH 482, MATH 582. Prerequisites: COSC 120, MATH 306, graduate standing required. Three hours per week.

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Awards, Scholarship & Creative Works:  []

Article(s)

Bardzell, M. & Spickler, D. 
(In press). 
Cellular automata over group alphabets: Undergraduate education & the PascGalois project. 
Journal of Cellular Automata, 
Bardzell, M. & Spickler, D. 
(2011). 
Cellular automata over group alphabets: Undergraduate education & the PascGalois project. 
Journal of Cellular Automata, 
6 (2-3), 
215-230. 
Groth, R., Bergner, J., Spickler, D. & Bardzell, M. 
(2009). 
A qualitative approach to assessing technological pedagogical content knowledge. 
Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education, 
9(4), 
392-411. 
Finch, C. E., Foote, R. M., Jones, L. & Spickler, D. 
(2002). 
Finite groups that have exactly n elements of order n. 
Mathematics Magazine, 
75(3), 
215-220. 
Spickler, D. E. 
(1996). 
Universally coefficient domains & their relation to the cancellation problem for rings. 
The Journal of Algebra, 
180, 
364-401. 

Awards(s)

Don Spickler (2011). Outstanding Research Mentor Award - Student Research Conference, Salisbury University.
Donald Spickler (2011). Distinguished Faculty Award - Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
Donald Spickler (2010). The John Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching - Maryland-DC-Virginia Branch of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
Donald Spickler (2010). The John Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching - Maryland-DC-Virginia Branch of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
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Presentations

Spickler, D. (2009). The Linear Package & it's Integration into an Undergraduate Linear Algebra Course presented at the Joint AMS.MAA National Meetings. Presented at Joint American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America AMS/MAA, Washington, DC.

Poster Presentations

Bardzell. M., Shannon, K., & Spickler, D. (2009). The PascGalois project: Visualizing abstract mathematics. Presented at the MAA Poster Session: Projects supported b the NSF division on undergraduate education, Joint AMS/MAA national meetings. Presented at AMS/MAA, Washington, D. C..

Instructional Resources

Bardzell, M., Bergner, J., Shannon, K., Spickler, D. & Evans, T. (2008). PascGalois Abstract Algebra Classroom Resources.  Loci: Resources, Digital Classroom Resources on MathDL website.. 

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