Victoria S Akin, Assistant Professor of the Practice
I am interested in Math Education. In particular, I am studying retention of women in STEM and the effect of intervention programs on girls' attitudes and beliefs about math.
I am interested in mapping class groups of orientable surfaces. In particular, can a subgroup of the mapping class group with a natural topological or geometric definition be characterized purely algebraically? Does the algebraic characterization reveal properties of the mapping class group? Currently, I would like to characterize the diskpushing subgroup, handlepushing subgroup, and braid group inside of their respective mapping class groups.  Contact Info:
Teaching (Spring 2019):
 MATH 112L.002, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
Synopsis
 West Duke 105, MW 10:20 AM11:10 AM; Bio Sci 111, Th 11:45 AM01:00 PM
 MATH 112L.003, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
Synopsis
 West Duke 105, MW 12:00 PM12:50 PM; Bio Sci 111, Th 11:45 AM01:00 PM
Teaching (Summer1 2019):
 MATH 216.01, LINEAR ALGEBRA & DIFF EQUATION
Synopsis
 Physics 047, MTuWThF 11:00 AM12:15 PM
 (also crosslisted as MATH 716.01)
Teaching (Fall 2019):
 MATH 771S.01, TEACHING COLLEGE MATHEMATICS
Synopsis
 Physics 205, MW 06:15 PM07:30 PM
 Office Hours:
 112L: Spring 2019 TBA
 Education:
Ph.D.  University of Chicago  2017 
 Keywords:
Education and instruction in mathematics • Geometric group theory
