Math @ Duke

Victoria S Akin, Assistant Professor of the Practice
I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Mathematics Department. I work primarily on teaching and math education. I am currently interested in the retention of women in STEM fields and the effect of intervention programs on girls' attitudes and beliefs about math. I am codirecting the Girls Exploring Math (GEM) program as part of this research effort. Additional interests include grading systems and their impact on student anxiety and satisfaction, as well as professional development programs and their effect on graduate student teaching.
 Contact Info:
Teaching (Fall 2022):
 MATH 230.01, PROBABILITY
Synopsis
 Gray 228, TuTh 01:45 PM03:00 PM
 (also crosslisted as STA 230.01)
 MATH 230.02, PROBABILITY
Synopsis
 Physics 130, TuTh 05:15 PM06:30 PM
 (also crosslisted as STA 230.02)
 EHD 395T.01, BASS CONNX EDUC & HUMAN DEV
Synopsis
 Gross Hall 270, Tu 03:30 PM04:45 PM
 MATH 730.01, PROBABILITY
Synopsis
 Gray 228, TuTh 01:45 PM03:00 PM
 MATH 730.02, PROBABILITY
Synopsis
 Physics 130, TuTh 05:15 PM06:30 PM
 Office Hours:
 Office: Physics 125
Math/Stat 230: Spring 2022
EHD 396: Spring 2022 By appointment
 Education:
Ph.D.  The University of Chicago  2017 
 Keywords:
Education and instruction in mathematics • Geometric group theory • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
 Recent Publications
 Akin, V; Viel, S, Interpreting Student Evaluations of Teaching, edited by Maki, D; Bookman, J; Jacobson, M; Speer, N; Murphy, TJ
(2019)
 Akin, VS, An algebraic characterization of the pointpushing subgroup, vol. 541
(June, 2017),
pp. 98125 [doi] [abs]
 Handel, A; Akin, V; Pilyugin, SS; Zarnitsyna, V; Antia, R, How sticky should a virus be? The impact of virus binding and release on transmission fitness using influenza as an example.,
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, vol. 11 no. 92
(March, 2014),
pp. 20131083 [doi] [abs]
 Akin, V; Johnson, C; Nasserasr, S, TP_k completions of partial matrices with one unspecified entry,
Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, vol. 27 no. 1
(January, 2014), University of Wyoming Libraries [doi]
 Recent Grant Support
 Achieving Critical Transformations in Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics (ACT UP MATH), University of Nebraska  Lincoln, 2022/072025/05.
 Duke Girls Exploring Math (DukeGEM), Mathematical Association of America, 2021/012022/07.


dept@math.duke.edu
ph: 919.660.2800
fax: 919.660.2821
 
Mathematics Department
Duke University, Box 90320
Durham, NC 277080320

