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Rann Bar-On

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Duke Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-2872 (office)

Ph.D.Duke University2009
M.A.Duke University2005
MMathUniversity of Warwick2003
Areas of Research

Mathematics Education

Areas of Interest

calculus education
genetic networks

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Lecturer, Mathematics Department, July, 2011 - present
Instructor, Mathematics Department, August 24, 2009 - December 13, 2009
Math 26L, Lab Calculus/Functions I
Instructor, Mathematics Department, August 24, 2009 - December 13, 2009
Math 26L, Lab Calculus/Functions I
Instructor, Mathematics Department, June, 2008 - August, 2008
Math 107, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Instructor, Mathematics, January, 2008 - May, 2008
Math 32L, Laboratory Calculus II
Instructor, Mathematics, August, 2007 - December, 2007
Math 32L, Laboratory Calculus II
Instructor, Mathematics, January, 2007 - May, 2007
Math 41, One Variable Calculus
Instructor, Mathematics, September, 2006 - December, 2006
Math 32, Introductory Calculus II
Instructor, Mathematics, January, 2006 - May, 2006
Math 26L, Lab Calculus/Functions II
Instructor, Mathematics, September, 2005 - December, 2005
Math 31L, Lab Calculus I
Teaching Assistant, Mathematics, January, 2005 - May, 2005
Lab Instructor for Math 32L, Lab Calculus II
Teaching Assistant, Mathematics, September, 2004 - December, 2004
Lab instructor for Math 31L, Lab Calculus I
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Advising Excellence Award, Duke Academic Advising, August, 2017
L. P. and Barbara Smith Award for Teaching Excellence, Duke University Mathematics Department, September, 2008
Recent Grant Support

  • BIGDATA: F: DKA: CSD: Topological Data Analysis and Machine-Learning with Community-Accepted Features, National Science Foundation, 2014/09-2019/08.      
Professional Service

University Committee
Success in Science and Mathematics, September, 2011 - July, 2012  
Dept Committee
Calculus Committee, 2009 - present  
Univ Services
Search Committee to Replace Dr. Ben Cooke at ARC, 1 December 2018  
Consultant, STEM Pathways for Inclusion, Readiness and Excellence (SPIRE) Fellows, 1 May 2017  
ONTO - Opening a New Track Onto math, 1 January 2016  
Developer of Jupyter-based Linear Algebra Labs, Developer of Jupyter-based Linear Algebra Labs. Duke University Math Dept. May 2017 - May 2018, 2017-18  
Lab Manual Editor, Updating the 105L/106L manual to use online tools, May-August 2017  
Participant, Graduate Calculus Curriculum Review Commitee, 2007 - 2009  
Professional Affiliations

American Mathematical Society


Papers Published

  1. Rann Bar-On, Jack Bookman, Benjamin Cooke, Donna Hall, Sarah Schott, (Re)discovering SoTL Through a Fundamental Challenge: Helping Students Transition to College Calculus, in Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, MAA Notes, edited by Jacqueline M. Dewar and Curtis D. Bennett, vol. 83 (2014), pp. 59-66, The Mathematical Association of America, ISBN 9780883851937
  2. Bar-On, R; Bookman, J; Cooke, B; Hall, D; Schott, S, BRINGING STUDENTS INTO THE PELOTON: LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD AT HIGHLY SELECTIVE UNIVERSITIES, edited by Chova, LG; Torres, IC; Martinez, AL, Edulearn12: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (January, 2012), pp. 1260-1270, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT


  1. R. Bar-On, 105L-106L Coursepack, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 (August, 2014)
  2. Rann Bar-On, Paul Bendich, Benjamin Cooke, Michael Gratton, Timothy Lucas, Michael Nicholas, Nicholas Robbins, Abraham Smith, Joseph Spivey, Graduate Calculus Curriculum Review (March, 2007) [pdf]

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